-Introduction to the 18th Century: the Age of Reason, Classicism and Elegance, Satire in poetry, drama and prose, Neoclassical poetry, the development of the novel; -Essay writing on the literature as well as original satires; -Vocabulary from work book and the literature; -Introduction to The Romantic Age: the effects of industrialization, the celebration of the individual, nature and wilderness, emotion versus reason, the supernatural.
-Close reading for comprehension; -Understanding the literature in its historical context; -Continuing to recognize recurring themes and motifs from previous periods; -Writing critical and creative essays; -Continuing to build vocabulary through reading and writing.
-Selections from Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift -The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope -Letter to Lord Chesterfield, Samuel Johnson -Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Thomas Gray -Selected poems, Robert Burns -Selections from Songs of Innocence and Experience, William Blake -Tintern Abbey + Sonnets, William Wordsworth -The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, S.T. Coleridge -Selected Poems, Lord Byron -Ode to the West Wind, Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley -Selected Poems, John Keats -Great Expectations, Charles Dickens -The Rivals, Richard Brinsley Sheridan -Audiotapes: Selected Poems -Videotapes: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner William Wordsworth Percy Bysshe Shelley Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Jerome Shostak
-Discussion (small groups and whole class) -Lecture -Oral Reading -Multiple drafts of written work -In-class, timed writing -Word Games -Dramatic Reading of The Rivals
-Weekly vocabulary quizzes -Daily study questions for homework -2-3 three-draft compositions -2 multiple choice historical background quizzes -2 comprehensive unit tests with identifications, short paragraph answers and an essay on previously unseen poems and prose passages -2 timed, in-class essays
Students will: -Be able to identify and discuss key ideas in the 18th Century and the Romantic Age -Continue to trace the development of British Literature within its historical context -Continue to scan and analyse poetry -Be able to discuss various aspects of a novel: plot, characterization, point of view, narrative technique, setting, mood -Continue to refine their expository and creative writing skills -Add 150+ words to their working vocabulary