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Basic Course Overview. Spring 2014: per. 3. British Literature. Mr. Stoner: bstoner@d155.org Available periods: 2, 5 (café), 6, 8. General Classroom Policy. My job is to teach… Your job is to learn… Allow me the freedom to do my job, and you’ll earn the freedom to do yours!.

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Basic course overview

Basic Course Overview

Spring 2014: per. 3

British Literature

Mr. Stoner: bstoner@d155.org

Available periods: 2, 5(café), 6, 8


General classroom policy

General Classroom Policy

  • My job is to teach…

  • Your job is to learn…

  • Allow me the freedom to do my job, and you’ll earn the freedom to do yours!


General grading policy

General Grading Policy

  • I will adhere to the standard district grading scale (A- 90%, B- 80%, C- 70%, etc.)

  • Grades will be determined by total points awarded, valued based on importance

  • For example: HW assignment = 4pts., a quiz =12 pts., a test or paper = 40 pts


General grading policy1

General Grading Policy

  • Homework, projects, papers, etc., are expected to be turned in on the day they are due.

  • Hard copy is always preferred unless otherwise noted.


What is british literature

What is British Literature?

  • Why, it’s literature from Britain, of course!

  • What is Britain?

    • Also known as Great Britain or the United Kingdom

    • Includes the following countries…

      • England

      • Ireland

      • Scotland

      • Wales


Before i explain the course

Before I explain the course…

  • Here’s a notecard!

  • SIDE 1: list all of the British writers & works that you know. Don’t be afraid if you can’t think of many!

  • SIDE 2: Answer these questions:

    • Why are you here?

    • What do you hope you’ll get by May?

    • Are there particular writers or works that you are excited to read?


What you can expect

What you can expect:

  • I don’t know, I’ve never done this before! 

  • Student-driven

  • Lots of reading

    • Some in-class, some outside

    • Strategies

    • Vocabulary

  • Discussion-based

    • This means you have to do your reading!


My goals for what you ll get

My goals for what you’ll get:

  • Exposure

  • Analysis

  • Appreciation


Here s what i know we ll read

Here’s what I know we’ll read:

  • In chronological order, with historical context:

  • Shakespeare…

    • Sonnets

    • Comedy!

    • Much Ado About Nothing

  • Jane Austen

    • Pride & Prejudice

  • Oscar Wilde

    • The Importance of Being Earnest


What do you want to read

What do you want to read?

  • Poetry: James Joyce? John Milton? John Keats? William Butler Yeats?

  • Charles Dickens? Christmas Carol, Great Expectations

  • Jonathan Swift? Gulliver’s Travels

  • Bram Stoker? Dracula

  • George Orwell? Animal Farm?

  • Young Adult? Roald Dahl? J.A.Barrie? Neil Gaiman? J.K. Rowling?

  • Modern? Anthony Burgess? Ian Fleming? Nick Hornby? Helen Fielding? J.R.R. Tolkien? An independent 20th Century novel, perhaps?


British literature

CHEERS!


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