U.S. Literature and Composition Level 2
U.S. Literature and Composition Level 2 will cover reading, annotating, and writing introductory persuasive essays about 10 U.S. literature novels. This is a continuation of U.S. Literature and Composition Level 1 and continues utilizing the Lost Tools of Writing program to teach excellent written and communication skills to Each weekly online class will explore the content of the novels as well as writing techniques. Assessments will include completed essays (a rubric/checklist will be provided so that expectations are clear), and overall grade will be determined by a combination of class participation, assignments completed, and essay presentations.
U.S. Literature and Composition will be a fun and engaging class that will get your Middle School student thinking, reading, and writing about the United States. This is a perfect class to prepare your student well for the more rigorous demands of High School level Literature and Composition.
Grading scale: A = 90-100%; B = 80-89%; C = 70-79%; D = 60-69%; F = 59% or less.
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Required Materials for U.S. Literature and Composition:
- Lost Tools of Writing, Level One Student Workbook
- Portable Walls for Structure and Style Students from IEW
*10 literature novels:
- Required Texts: Lost Tools of Writing, Level One Student Workbook; Portable Walls forStructure and Style Students from IEW; Nine literature novels: TBD (possibilities include: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham; The Door in the Wall, by Marguerite de Angeli; Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry; The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Crispin, the Cross of Lead, by Avi; The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster; Little Britches, by Ralph Moody; Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls; The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom.)
Prerequisites for U.S. Literature and Composition: IEW experience helpful, but not required.
This class is also appropriate for 9th-grade students who want a solid Literature and Composition class.