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11th Grade English Language Arts - American Literature & Composition--Semester B

In this 18-week course, students will do the second half of American Literature and Comp. (English/Language Arts/ELA 10th/11th grade) where we will analyze classic and modern fiction, drama, and nonfiction, and write stories and essays.
Angelia Derrick, MFA
102 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 18 weeks
15-17
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Jan 24, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023 (18 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books) as well as writing essays. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays.
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera/scanner to turn in workbook pages. The following texts/books will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. $12.00. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. $7.28. The Crucible by Arthur Miller. $9.99. Our Town by Thornton Wilder. $12.29. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. $10.29. The Oxford Book of American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates. $19.49. Students will need to rent/stream/borrow: The Joy Luck Club (1993) R, In Cold Blood (1967) R, and Real Women Have Curves (2002) PG-13.
Your Final Grade will be determined from your attendance, homework grades, essay grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects and essays grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests will have due dates and late assignments will receive a deduction. Accommodations and extensions can be given when asked for before the due date. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Google classroom will be used to assign, organize, and turn in homework assignments and reading. Students will need to have a gmail email address to access the classroom. 

Students will read and discuss in a matter-of-fact way the following texts which tackle some sensitive topics. Some of the topics tackled will be civil war, death, illness, drug use, violence, off-page rape, abuse, executions, racism, and murder. The books tell stories that include these elements and the students will discuss these issues in a matter-of-fact way in context to when/where it happened or is depicted as happening. It is important for learners to know that these issues exist even if they don't have a personal connection to one or any of the topics. These books are taught to high school/secondary school aged children all over the world and are considered to be age appropriate with the knowledge of the sensitive issues that will be covered. 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates
This class uses literature teaching units and activity guides from Prestwick House. We will be utilizing a google classroom to organize homework assignments. 

Teacher

Angelia Derrick, MFA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
102 total reviews
217 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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