EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
S2RR 2008 MT
Fish, Rachel Angelique
Academic Director/English Instructor
BA in English Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityMA in Education with an emphasis on Literacy from Boise State University
4:00pm-5:00pm Wednesdays or by appointment
208-794-0860 (Do not call after 9:00PM)
March 17- May 11
5:00 - 7:30 PM
CHAMBERS, ANN. THE STORY AND ITS WRITER: AN INTRODUCTION TO SHORT FICTION (7TH ED.)
CHOPIN, KATE. THE AWAKENING (NORTON ANTHOLOGY VERSION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
LEE, HARPER. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
SHELLEY, MARY. FRANKENSTEIN
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Educational Philosophy: No matter where people's interests in reading lie, being able to read and critically evaluate and interpret text is crucial to success in today's society. In order to facilitate students' critical thinking, I will engage students in classroom discussion and encourage them to consider varying opinions and styles of writing.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Assessment for En 234 is a critical paper consisting of no fewer than 5-8 pages of original literary analysis using personal insights and primary and secondary sources. MLA documentation, including a Work Cited page, is also required. A minimum of 3 sources are required, and must include a range of types of sources, including online and traditional print sources. The core assessment must account for no less than 25 % of the final grade.
The rubric for this assignment is included below.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students' understanding of classroom texts, literary terms, and literary genres will be assessed through three quizzes composed of short answer and essay questions. Students will complete two short literary analysis assignments in preparation for writing the final paper. Students' understanding and ability to reflect on classroom texts will be assessed through the final paper.
Literary Analysis Assignment 1 15%
Literary Analysis Assignment 2 15%
Late Submission of Course Materials: If you must be absent, please call or email me as soon as possible. If you miss something, make arrangements with me to get your assignments in at the earliest possible time. If you miss assignments due to an unexcused absence, you will receive a grade of "zero."
Classroom Rules of Conduct: During classroom discussions, students are expected to treat each other with respect. Interruptions are to be kept minimal, and students are to enter the classroom with the understanding that everyone has a different interpretation and opinion and that no opinion is better than another. Students are to be careful while eating and drinking in the rooms and should throw away any trash they have before they leave.
EN 234 Class Schedule for Spring II Semester*
Take notes over literary
Discuss literary genres
Discuss the Woman Question
and Creole Society
Discuss The Awakening Ch.
Discuss MLA Works Cited page
Discuss The Awakening Ch.
Literary Analysis Assignment
Review for quiz
Quiz over The Awakening
Discuss Bierce’s “An
Occurrence at Owl
Discuss Faulkner’s “A Rose
for Emily” p. 267
Discuss “The Meaning of ‘A
Rose for Emily’” p.867
Discuss Jackson’s “The Lottery” p. 381
Discuss “The Morning of June 28, 1984, and ‘The
Lottery’” p. 884
Discuss Poe’s “The Cask of
Amontillado” p. 688
Discuss “The Lust of Hate in
Poe’s ‘The Cask of Amontillado’” p. 893
Discuss MLA in-text citations
Literary Analysis Assignment 2
Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 1-8
Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird Ch 9-14
Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird Ch 15-21
Watch part of movie
Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird Ch 22-end
Review for quiz
Quiz over To Kill a Mockingbird
Discuss Frankenstein p. 7-73
Discuss Frankenstein p. 74-142
Discuss Frankenstein p. 143-214
Discuss Frankenstein p. 215-275
Review for Quiz
Rough drafts due for peer
Quiz over Frankenstein
Watch part of movie
*Schedule is tentative.
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