Honors World Literature

Course Description: The World Literature Honors course provides students with opportunities to explore and respond to multiple genres from various global, historical, and social contexts. As we examine world literature from ancient to modern day, we will consider the context that shaped these novels, epic poems, graphic texts, and plays.

Class participants will be expected to complete daily reading, annotate their text and analyze authors’ works for character development, motifs, themes, and literary style.  Students will refine their thinking and write for a variety of purposes such as quick writes, journal responses, online discussions, and essays. Using the writers’ workshop, students will have opportunities to self-edit and revise based on teacher feedback. Students will also utilize the library resources, develop research techniques, and develop engaging PowerPoint presentations. As students expand their global boundaries through literature and research, the class will consider and apply real world methods to address humanitarian concerns that exist today.

Syllabus: Click here

Course Outcomes:

  • Students will learn that texts exist within a broader social, historical, cultural and literary period
  • Students will have opportunities to read and interpret literature
  • Students will have opportunities to write for a variety of purposes

Course Materials:

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor E. Frankel, ISBN-13: 978-0807014295
  2. Write Source, by Dave Kemper, Patrick Sebranek, and Verne Meyer ISBN-978-066-900-9071
  3. The Stranger by Albert Camus, ISBN-13: 978-0679720201
  4. The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose by R. K. Narayan ISBN-13: 978-0143039679
  5. Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, by Simon & Schuster, ISBN-10: 978-141-6500-339
  6. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, ISBN-13: 978-0142420591
  7. Persepolis, by Marjane Statrapi, ISBN-978-0-375-71457-3
  8. One composition book for journal assignments
  9. A 3-ring notebook for handouts and other class materials
  10.  Loose leaf paper for homework
  11. Blue/black pens only

World Literature

Course Description: The World Literature course provides students with opportunities to explore and respond to multiple genres from various global, historical, and social contexts. As we examine world literature from ancient to modern day, we will consider the context that shaped these novels, epic poems, graphic texts, and plays.

Class participants will be expected to complete daily reading, annotate their text and analyze authors’ works for character development, motifs, themes, and literary style.  Students will refine their thinking and write for a variety of purposes such as quick writes, journal responses, online discussions, and essays. Using the writers’ workshop, students will have opportunities to self-edit and revise based on teacher feedback. Students will also utilize the library resources, develop research techniques, and develop engaging PowerPoint presentations. As students expand their global boundaries through literature and research, the class will consider and apply real world methods to address humanitarian concerns that exist today.

Syllabus: Click here

Course Outcomes:

  • Students will learn that texts exist within a broader social, historical, cultural and literary period
  • Students will have opportunities to read and interpret literature
  • Students will have opportunities to write for a variety of purposes

Course Materials:

  1. Write Source, by Dave Kemper, Patrick Sebranek, and Verne Meyer ISBN-978-066-900-9071
  2. Persepolis, by Marjane Statrapi, ISBN-978-0-375-71457-3
  3. Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, by Simon & Schuster, ISBN-10: 978-141-6500-339
  4. The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose by R. K. Narayan ISBN-13: 978-0143039679
  5.   Short Stories Around the World
  6. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  7. One composition book for journal assignments
  8. A 3-ring notebook for handouts and other class materials
  9.  Loose leaf paper for homework
  10.  Blue/black pens only