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"Outside the Box" High School English for the Reluctant, Creative, & Terrified 2

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"Mr. J." (Jeremy Ballard)
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This is an alternative to traditional HS English courses, focusing on literary analysis through film, graphic novels, and spoken word poetry. The course is project-based, classes discussion-based. Perfect for reluctant and creative learners

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
In this course students will…
-determine theme;
-analyze plot and its various phases;
-examine how literary elements affect plot progression, assist in character development, and convey meaning, including: motif, symbol, foreshadowing, echoing, flashback, opposition, metaphor, irony, foil, choice of language; 
-understand the mono-myth (Hero’s Journey), The Heroine’s Journey, The Villain’s Journey, and character archetypes;
-develop an understanding of modern pop-culture.

This course provides opportunities to for students to develop the following skills:
1.Explain the function of character.
2.Explain the function of setting.
3.Explain the function of plot and structure.
4.Explain the function of the narrator or speaker.
5.Explain the function of word choice, imagery, and symbolism.
6.Explain the function of comparison.
7.Develop textually substantiated arguments about interpretations of a portion or whole text.
Credentialed teacher with almost 20 years of experience in education. Certified AP English teacher, forensics coach(speech and debate), with an extensive background in drama.  I have taught in multiple states in the U.S. and spent three years teaching in China.  I am traveler, chef, poet, and storyteller, specializing in writing instruction, literary analysis, creative projects, and above all, building student teacher relationships.
Homework Offered
Students will be expected to watch movies as assigned and complete the accompanying movie worksheet (typically one movie each week). During non-film weeks, students will be expected to complete a weekly reading assignment instead. Reading in this class is minimal, and will be either in the form of a graphic novel or short stories. Students may begin reading or watch films in advance if they wish. In addition, once our poetry unit is complete, students will be tasked with watching 1-3 spoken word poems each week or reading 1-3 poems, and completing the poetry response worksheet. All projects must also be completed at home. Students are encouraged to join a weekly study hall session so that they may work together on homework assignments and get extra assistance from me when needed.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students must acquire their own access or copies of the following:

Books and stories
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde” Robert Lewis Stevenson (novella)
“Inferno” by Dante Alighieri (reading not required, selected passages only, accompaied with description & summary)
A Batman movie or graphic novel, student choice from list provided
“The Killing Joke,” Alan Moore (motion comic available on youtube)

Films
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (movie or graphic novel)
An Incredible Hulk movie, student choice
“Fight Club” [R]
“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”
“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics”
“Seven” [R]
“The Godfather”[R]
“The Godfather, Part 2” [R]
“Lolita” (1997) [R]
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This course is designed for mature students and some of the films do have an "R" rating. In most cases this is due to mature themes, strong language, and/or violence. Sexual content is minimal or nonexistent in most films, and usually in form of language or off-screen, rather than graphic imagery. Parents should preview films prior to student viewing. we will be approaching these films as works of literature, paying close attention to theme, plot, character development, and symbolism, so in most cases the "R" elements will not be discussed heavily, but at times it will be necessary.  If parents object to any of the "R" rated films, students are then encouraged, under the guidance of parents, to research and read film summaries online so that they are at least somewhat familiar with the film's story structure and characters to help facilitate class discussion and analysis.  "R" rated films are noted in the course description for the entire year, then noted again in the parental guidance section for each trimester. Films not noted as "R" hold a PG or PG-13 rating. Parents should review all course material prior to enrolling and are encouraged to ask any questions that they may have about the source material, as individual sensitivities are always liable to vary.

"R" Rated films in Trimester  2
“Fight Club” [R]
“Seven” [R]
“The Godfather”[R]
“The Godfather, Part 2” [R]
Trimester 2
Books and stories
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde” Robert Lewis Stevenson (novella)
“Inferno” by Dante Alighieri (reading not required, selected passages only, accompaied with description & summary)
A Batman movie or graphic novel, student choice from list provided
“The Killing Joke,” Alan Moore (motion comic available)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” Edgar Allen Poe
“The Question” Stanley Ellin (short story provided)

Films
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (movie or graphic novel)
An Incredible Hulk movie, student choice
“Fight Club” [R]
“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”
“Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics”
“Seven” [R]
“The Godfather”[R]
“The Godfather, Part 2” [R]
“Lolita” (1997) [R]
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Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(84)
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"I am not the teacher that you are looking for," as I wave my hand ever so slightly.

I will not fill your students with rainbows and sunshine. I am not super high tech in the computer age. I don't offer fluff and I have no gimmicks. No puppies,... 
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$36

weekly or $432 for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
75 min

Completed by 28 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
4-15 learners per class

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