Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: Yes
This course will expand students’ reading horizons and communication skills. Investigating narrative, epic, lyric, and free verse poetry, students will develop an appreciation for the sound, structure, and language of poetry. Students will better understand the elements of literature after reading O. Henry’s “A Retrieved Reformation,” Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. Writing projects include creating a personal narrative, a procedural text, and a multimedia research presentation. Students will examine various forms of media and learn to distinguish bias when evaluating a persuasive text. Presenting a persuasive speech, participating in a debate, and practicing formal and informal speaking and listening will enhance students’ communication skills.
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