Students will gain a basic understanding of rhetoric as they become more proficient in their writing, enlarge their vocabulary, and recognize how to skillfully approach poetry. Students will also learn to assess writing more effectively by using the Six Traits Analytical Model Writing Assessment. This is the second course in a two-part Twelfth-Grade English series (ENGL 055 and ENGL 057). This course also encompasses Common Core State Standards.

Course Details

Note
Students will be required to watch a movie version of A Raisin in the Sun. A public library or www.justwatch.com can be helpful in finding viewing options. Access to a headset/speakers and a microphone are also required.
Prerequisites
Twelfth-Grade English, Part 1 (ENGL 055) or equivalent.
Course Outline
Lesson 1: "That the Powerful Play Goes On and You May Contribute a Verse"
Lesson 2: The Role of the "Public" Protagonist
Lesson 3: The Private Protagonist
Lesson 4: Review of Lessons 1-3
Lesson 5: The Power of Place
Lesson 6: Your Sphere of Influence
Lesson 7: The Role of the Antagonist
Lesson 8: Review of Lessons 5-7
Lesson 9: Overcoming the Antagonist
Lesson 10: The Influence of Heroes and Role Models in Shaping My Role
Lesson 11: Encore!
Lesson 12: Review of Lessons 9-11
Syllabus
Textbooks
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