EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
S2RR 2009 MT
MA in English (Boise State)BA in Communications (USC)
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Charters, Story & Its Writer, Compact, 7th edition, 2007,
Bedford. ISBN: 0312442726
Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960, Warner. ISBN: 0446310786
Shelley, Frankenstein, 2004, S+S. ISBN: 0743487583
Stoker, Dracula1992, Peng Signet. ISBN: 0451523377
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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 will be assessed through quizzes
composed of short answer and essay questions. Students'
understanding and ability to reflect on classroom texts will be assessed
through a final paper. A grading rubric for the final paper will be given
to students in class.
Class Participation 10%
Quizzes 15% each (4 quizzes total)
Critical Paper Outline 5%
Critical Paper 25%
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.
Introduction to class
Discuss the following:
Discuss the following:
-“The Tell-Tale Heart” p. 1110
-“Yellow Woman” p. 1168
-“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” p. 115
~Quiz over short stories~
Discuss To Kill a Mockingbird
Writing Mini-lesson: Thesis statements and introductory
Writing Mini-lesson: Body paragraphs and intro to MLA
Writing Mini-lesson: Conclusion
Discuss TKAM Ch.
~Quiz over TKAM~
Discuss the following:
Writing Mini-lesson: Doing research and MLA (Works Cited page)
~Submit and review outline/thesis for critical paper~
~Quiz over Frankenstein~
Discuss Dracula p. 1-90
Discuss Dracula p. 90-180
Writing Mini-lesson: Proofreading and peer critiques
Discuss Dracula p. 181-270
Writing Mini-lesson: Q & A session
Discuss Dracula p. 271-end
~Quiz over Dracula
Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” p. 15
~Critical paper due~
*Schedule is subject to change.
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