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Compare Fiction & Nonfiction Texts: Analyze the Past to Learn Today
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In this 7 week course, learners will be assigned a fiction novel to read. Learners will also be given nonfiction articles to explore social and political concepts that have shaped American/World policies today.
US Grade 4 - 6
January/February/March Text Selection will be 'I Am Malala (Young Reader's Edition)'. We will read articles on the history of the Afghan and Pakistani people, the Taliban, Islam, US involvement in Afghanistan/Pakistan, current events on the Taliban, and Malala's life after writing her autobiograpy. Example of text with Pairings: Lord of the Flies by William Golding Paired Texts- 'Online Identity' after reading chapter 4 of the novel learners will discuss how the characters in the book used...
Students will be able to identify a central idea that the novel shares with the nonfiction and fiction material provided by the teacher. Learners will write a literary analysis essay with a unique thesis and at least 1 outside source cited correctly in MLA format. Students will be able to explain how the novel connects to the paired articles and fictional short stories. Learners will be able to discuss 5 facts on the novel's author in order to form an opinion on what life experiences the author held that inspired their work.
I am certified in both English Language Arts and Special Education- Generalist for grades 7-12. I have over ten years experience teaching these texts to high school students and assisting learners with their core Social Studies lessons. I have taught for over ten years in an urban environment so I have extensive experience teaching texts that touch on racial issues when teaching to students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. If an issue should arise in the class I will privately reach out to parents to discuss their learner's feelings on sensitive racial issues. In college, I took several classes on African American literature as well as courses that focused on literature with the subject of race relations in America. I also took courses on criticisms of African colonialism and the effects imperialistic ideas still have on many African countries today. I've also taken courses on world religions, Latin American pre and post colonial society, and the history of the Asiatic region both pre and post colonial. I continue to stay up to date on geopolitical issues to have a better understanding of the present day settings of the novels in my text rotations. I personally have two mixed race children, so discussions of race and ethnicity in American society today is something that I speak on in my home regularly.
Homework OfferedStudents will be provided with weekly study guides for the chapters assigned. Students will work regularly on a literary analysis essay that will be due at the final class but revisions should be handed in weekly starting at week 5 of the course.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Common sense media is a good place to check if the novel being read has any potential content that you wouldn't wish your learner to be exposed to. 'Lord of the Flies' has some violent scenes and two of the characters have very brutal deaths. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' also discusses some graphic violence. This novel uses incredibly offensive racist language and involves an instance of sexual violence being described.
Hello! My name is Nicole Hess and I live in New York. I hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. I have over a decade of teaching experience in the public school system and remotely! I am excited...
$70for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
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Live video meetings
5-11 learners per class