Like a good meal, great novels take time to experience. Literature classes, as survey courses, have limited time to explore a novel in-depth. But this class will allow you the time to savor the entirety of a novel.
Two weeks prior to class, you will have access to resources that will guide your independent reading. You should finish reading our chosen piece of literature by the end of the first week of class.
We will explore various aspects of the work throughout the first seven weeks of class. These aspects will be specific to the work itself and will also include:
- Social Influences
- Cultural Impact
- Figurative Language
During the final week of class, you will choose one of your favorite aspects of this literary work, develop a lesson, and teach us to value and understand that aspect in an interesting exciting way.
Each class will feature a new novel. This semester, we’ll be exploring:
- Summer 2019: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Note to Parents:
- This course is one of Athena’s Upper Level Language Arts courses. Click for more information.