Introduction to Literature – 6th Period Friday
$285.00 – $335.00
Course Description: Our goal in Introduction to Literature is to expose the students to some of the best books and to ignite and inspire a love of learning through story. Through discussion and activity, we hope to foster curiosity, delight and to develop a deep relationship with the text. We will use Beautiful Feet Books’ “Teaching Character Through Literature as the basis for our class.
“Neil Gaiman once wrote ‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’ This is one of the many reasons a literature-rich childhood is as important to a child’s moral development as vegetables are to his health. We know that reading aloud is important for nurturing academic skills, but even more essential, the stories we choose to tell our children will help shape their moral imaginations.
Course Expectations: Students in Introduction to Literature will be expected to complete the reading in preparation for the week’s discussion and activities, typically 4 chapters. These can be done as a read-aloud or a read-alone or via book on tape. There will be one small book report type project at the end of the school year. I will provide more details once we get into the spring semester.
Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
Class Day: Friday
Teacher: Lindsey Marks
Curriculum: Beautiful Feet
Textbooks and Materials: A booklist will be provided with the complete syllabus in August. Books will need to be purchased or checked out from the library in order to complete the reading.