A Novel Approach!
Writing About Literature
Teacher: Ellen Hillman
Cost: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments
Mat Fees: $35 (includes copies of your own books)
Homework: Yes! There will be both reading and writing homework
This year we will be reading stories about strength and the ability to overcome obstacles! Our initial selections for the first two trimesters will include the award winning books Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Hatchet, by Gary Paulson, The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Belore, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. We will consider new selections for the last trimester. Each of these books is written with insightful emphasis on strength of character and integrity. They are engaging, exciting, and academically enriching. We will supplement our reading with discussions, vocabulary enrichment, written analysis, and comprehension evaluations. Our writing will focus our abilities on creating essays that explain key themes in each of our stories. Students will have a chance to share their interpretations through the creation of projects to share with the class. I can't wait to share these books with the students!