12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Two years of high school English Language Arts
Required Materials: Fall Semester; A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare edition recommended), Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton Spring Semester; Hamlet – William Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare edition recommended), The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Description: 11th-12th Grade Shakespearean Literature & Composition is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will first develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements throughout a variety of genres. With a literary emphasis placed on Shakespearean drama and thematic threads that connect the plays with selections of British and American novels, short stories, essays, speeches, poetry, and the U.S. constitutional amendments, students will craft expository, argumentative, rhetorical, and comparative literary analysis writing responses in addition to writing a research paper.
Mrs. Varieur will have Office Hours on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:15. There is no additional fee and no need to sign up; students may attend whenever they would like.
At-home Work: Homework will be assigned at each class meeting and will include reading and writing assignments used to explore literary elements and devices. Students should expect approximately 3 hours of homework per week.
This is a year-long class; it is assumed that fall students will continue in the spring; spring class: $550/Spring Session. Students joining mid-year must have prior experience with High School Literature and teacher permission