Tuesday, June 22, 2010

American Literature at Sharewold

This summer, I am teaching an American Literature class (along with SAT prep) at Shareworld.

GOAL: encourage life-long reading and critical thinking.

OBEJECTIVE: Introduce students to current American Literature via reading lists (CDE, MLA, etc), the Best American Series, and other important anthologies.

1. Students will select and present a 5-minute oral report on book from the appropriate grade list of the CA Dept of Education Recommended Literature or American Library Association YALSA)

2. Students will analyze stories and articles anthologized by the Best American series.

  • No text required—copies of the selections for classroom analysis will be provided and the student can read the full story/article online.
  • Students will select and present a 5-minute oral report on a Best American story/article.

Class Readings

Selections from other anthologies under consideration:

  • Best American Fantasy 2009
  • Best European Fiction 2010
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2009
  • The Best American Crime Reporting 2009
  • The Best American Essays 2009
  • The Best American Magazine Writing, 20079
  • The Best of Technology Writing 2008

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