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This is a live class that be largely discussion based and will require students to participate in conversations centered around the novel. The class will delve into literary analysis using AP-style focus on: diction, syntax, imagery, and allusion. Week 1: author background and historical context & class overview Week 2: assigned reading & discussion Week 3: assigned reading & discussion Week 4: assigned reading & discussion Week 5: assigned reading & discussion Week 6: assigned...
With a common-core standards-based framework: Students will learn how to: analyze how a work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text analyze how a theme from a literary work develops over time and fits into the historical context analyze how a work of nonfiction uses persuasive techniques to convey an idea determine the meaning of words and phrases and how they are used in a text
-To teach a high school level course, I have the expertise of teaching English Language Arts in a public high school in the United States for 15 years -I have taught this particular novel to more than 200 students to date -I am AP Lit and AP Lang certified through the state of Georgia -I have won Teacher of the Year multiple times -I am currently certified with the National Council for Teachers of English -I am currently certified to teach English Language Arts Level T-7 (Highly Qualified) under the Georgia Professional Standards Commission from 2007 - 2022; certification to be renewed 2026 -I have a BS in English Education from Kennesaw State University -I have taught this material through Fulton County Schools in Georgia, United States for ten years to students in high school
Students will be required to read outside the class
1. Beloved by Toni Morrison 2. colored pens & pencils (suggested but not required) 3. colored post-its (suggested but not required) 4. Paper or tablet writer for taking notes
Students will share out mind maps for reflection One final class group writing activity showcasing what they learned (AP style response)
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Even though Beloved is read in most AP and high school English courses, this novel is not for every reader. The book contains violence and scenes of slavery. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel has been called one of the greatest American novels of all time, but it is the 26th most banned book and has been challenged for its violence, sexuality, and more. It features infanticide and graphic depictions of slavery. Common Sense Media cites that “[teens] can decide for themselves what they think about disturbing personal and historical events. Beloved is a beautiful, powerful book that will help readers learn about the horrors of slavery—and leave them thinking about what it means to be a strong, heroic, or moral person.”
Toni Morrison’s Beloved Making Learning Visible <- used as reference by teacher--not viewed by students
Nationally recognized teacher of excellence: English Language Arts, Speech, Debate, Philosophy
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
44 total reviews
89 completed classes
Hi! My name is Jordan Kohanim. :-) I have been teaching high school English Language Arts for 15 years in the United States. I am a member of the Review Board for the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). I also am a nationally...