Survey Literature

 

Syllabus

What is IB Survey Literature?

Survey Literature is a course designed for incoming ninth graders to acquire the skills and literary background they will use and build on in future English classes at Curie.  This section of Survey Literature is part of Curieís pre-IB program.  This means that the class work you complete this year is designed to prepare you for the IB Diploma program.  Since IB is such a demanding program, it is vitally important for you to be successful in this class both semesters because what you learn this year, you will need to know next year, and so on until you graduate.

The following units of study will be covered in IB Survey Literature: (subject to change as year progresses)

 

First Quarter (ending Nov. 7, 2003)

1ST AND 2ND QUARTER WORK DETERMINE YOUR FIRST SEMESTER GRADE.

  • Narrative Writing Unit
  • Introduction to Research
  • Warriors Donít Cry and Civil Rights Era Time Period Study

 

Second Quarter (ending Jan. 30, 2004)

  • Individual Time Period Study and Fictional Historical Narrative
  • Greek Mythology (possible book: Antigone)
  • Unreliable Narrator Unit

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter (ending April 9, 2004)

3RD AND 4TH QUARTER WORK DETERMINE YOUR SECOND SEMESTER GRADE.

  • Argumentative Writing Unit
  • Research-based Argument
  • Independent Reading Project

 

Fourth Quarter (ending June 22, 2004)

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Poetry and Writing Arguments about Mood
 
 

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