As we are nearing the date of the Georgia High School Writing test, students in the American Literature classes are writing daily to hone their skills. These students are learning the basics of how to write argumentative essays using various rhetorical devices.
My British Literature students are reading their text for the Keystone Project. As soon as they read their texts (due 9/22/14), we will begin analysis and writing a 3.5-4 typed page literary criticism. Students will be learning the basics of MLA 2009 formatting as they write their analyses. Next, students will research a modern day issue that corresponds to a theme in their Keystone text.
AP Literature students are reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and continuing the thematic unit of good vs. evil. In the meantime, students analyze poetry and short fiction, and prepare for the AP test this May.