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Rahway High School Ms. D. Maller
This British Literature based course will provide the structure and environment to establish and enhance the development students to enter into their senior year. The course focus is on British Literature. Students will read, understand and learn how to use rhetorical analysis in both reading and writing. Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and utilize these skills throughout the course.
Holt, Rineholt, Winston Elements of Literature sixth course Literature of Britain,
Various novels, short stories, poems and articles including but not limited to the following:
Origins of Heroism/Heroes, Monsters and War:
Major Work: Beowulf
Additional Work: from The Canterbury Tales (selections)
Poetry: Anglo-Saxon Riddles
Mankind and its Monsters
Major Work: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Pride and Prejudiced Jane Austin
Poetry: from "An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope" (p. 524)
Poetry: from Paradise Lost (Book 10)
Nonfiction: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
Nonfiction: HSPA Persuasive Reading- "I Don't Like Green Eggs and Ham"
Things Are Not what They Seem: Examining Paradox, Oxymoron and Irony
Major Work: Macbeth
Poetry: "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen (p. 929)
Nonfiction: "The Tragedy of Macbeth: The Sources of the Play"
Ireland and Britain
Major Work: Pride and Prejudiced - Jane Austin; Frankenstein Shelly
Poetry: "The Wild Swans at Coole" by William Butler Yeats (p. 982)
Short Story: "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell
Honors English/ and CP – Language Truth and Memory
Major Work: 1984
Nonfiction: "On Keeping a Notebook" by Joan Didion
Poetry: "Sonnet 130" by William Shakespeare
Nonfiction/Narrative: Narrative Reading - "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name" by James Lincoln Collier
Nonfiction:"This Photo Is Lying to You" by Rob Haggart [Outside, September 2009]
Outside reading- Reading Independently
Students will spend time each week for preparation of the PARCC exam and SAT/ACT . In addition, students will explore the AP exam through practice and discussion.
Students will be responsible to have completed all reading assignments when given. Worksheets, quizzes and tests will be one component of assessment.
Students will complete several essays/projects/ self directed experience assignments.
Students – Honors will create personal portfolios which will include at least one assignment from each theme studied. The portfolios will be 20% part of the midterm and final test grade.
Homework assignment s will be given daily and posted on the homework web site.
Homework /class work 40%
Assessment (Tests and quizzes, projects 50%
Class participation and discussions are encouraged. This will be a crucial element of the Pre AP class. It is preferred that final drafts are typed and the student makes one additional copy for themselves (especially if it will be included in their personal portfolios).
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Long Ilsand University MA MAryGrove University- MAT Kean University- Certification for Holocaust/Genocide Education
Ms. Debra MAller
Ms Maller is in room 108
Period 2- English III
Period 4- Holocaust/Genocide
Pedior 5 - Study Hall
Period 6,7,9 English III
Ms Maller has been teaching at RHS for 18years. Feel free to contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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