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Q2 English 12

Lit ANALYSIS + LIT CRITICISM Through Short Stories

Why Short Stories?

CHOICE, EXPOSURE TO MANY, MANAGEABLE, and FUN!

Short stories are unique, because their elements are altered for fast-action, suspense, drama, and fun!

A critical analysis and evaluation of literature through the identifcation and study of literary elements within. We will also study aspects of Lit Criticism.

What is Lit Analysis?

Eng 12 CCSS Reading Literature

Reading Strategy/ skill

Literary FOCUS

SHORT STORY CHOICE READING

Dialectical Journal

Module focus/1-Pager Prompt

3 short stories + one w/audio

HAPPENING EACH WEEK

"Occurance at Owl Creek.. " By A Bierce

"Car 393" By Kip Wilson

"Monkey's Paw" By WW Jacobs

"Lady or the Tiger" By Frank Stockton

"A Sound of Thunder" By Ray Bradbury

"The Landlady" By Roald Dahl

"Weight " By D Clayton

"Legend of Sleepy Hallow " By Washington Irving

"Ghost Town " By Malindo Lo

"The Lottery " By Shirley Jackson

"All Summer in a Day" By Ray Bradbury

"A Brief life... Angus Bethune" By C Kutcher

"Harrison Bergeron" By Kurt Vonnegut

"Lamb to the Slaughter" By Roald Dahl

"The Veldt" By Ray Bradbury

"The Yellow Wallpaper" By C P Gillman

"The Cask of Amontialldo" By E A Poe

"The Most Dangerous Game" By Richard Connell

You will have the option to read one of three/week.Modules focus on specific reading and literary elements, which the stories illustrate

STORY OPTIONS THIS QUARTER!

LIT CRITICISM-Philosophical Approach/Theme Development+ Analysis

LIT CRITICISM- Historical/Cultural Approach + Questioning & Predicting

LIT CRITICISM-Formalistic Approach+ Evaluation

LIT ANALYSIS- Hyperbole+ Visualization

LIT ANALYSIS-Irony, Symbolism+ Objective Summaries

LIT ANALYSIS- Character Motive, Foreshadowing + Inferring

Focus Elements & Reading SKills

LINK HERE!

TerminologY + DEFINITIONS

1-Pager

Dialectical Journal

Week-By-Week

10 POINTS
7 POINTS

RUBRICS

How do literary devices enhance the depth and meaning of short stories?What is the relationship between the author's choice in literary devices, and the reader's interpretation of the story?How do cultural and historical contexts shape the author's craft?What impact do the literary elements in short stories have on the reader's understanding of the human condition, and what critiques should reader's consider in order to deepen our appreciation of these elements?

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

EMAIL: jmullen@cherrycreekschools.org CANVAS INBOX I/S Watch Instructional Videos in Module See Instructional Pages

Happy Reading!