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Advanced Literature Study Options
Transcript of Advanced Literature Study Options
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
All credit is dependent upon participation and cooperation.
Follow the directions each day!
Tells the story of two sisters: Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a child-wife living in the South, in the medium of their letters to each other and in Celie's case, the desperate letters she begins, "Dear God.“ (245 p.)
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
In the first third of the book, we are introduced to our protagonist, Katniss Everdeen. Though she's only a teenager, she's a tough hunter who puts food on her family's table. Every year the Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes" – a boy and a girl – are drafted from each of the twelve districts to be brought to an arena and fight to the death….
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
An old fisherman battles the sea and sharks to bring home the giant marlin he caught.
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
A political satire in which animals take over running a farm but find their utopian state turning into a dictatorship.
by George Orwell
An epic tale of the voyage of the whaling ship the Pequod and its captain, Ahab, who relentlessly pursues the great Sperm Whale (the title character) during a journey around the world. (594 p.)
by Herman Melville
After spending eight months in a mental institution following a suicide attempt, seventeen-year-old Conrad returns home and finds that he must rebuild his life.
by Judith Guest
The tragic story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his attempt to win back the love of Daisy Buchanan.
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is a coming of age story set during the depression in the rural south. Tom Robinson is accused of a crime he did not commit, and his lawyer must help him while teaching his children valuable life lessons.
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
This is a play in which a family deals with the reality of life in Chicago during the Civil Rights era. The family faces poverty, racism, and other problems as they struggle to make a better life for themselves during this difficult time.
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Overview of the Roles:
Each role has corresponding requirements in the study guide.
Each person will be responsible for completing the requirements for his or her role.
Discussion Director: Identify the important aspects of the text, and help the group to focus on the major tasks at hand.
Literary Illuminator: Find passages your group should read aloud.
Word Watcher: Watch out for words worth knowing and indicate the exact location of the words for discussion as a group.
Noise Monitor: Maintain a quiet discussion for all.
Resource Manager: Collect, distribute, manage class resources.
Literature Circles Expectations:
Be respectful of others
Be aware of the volume of your group
Build on individual ideas
Complete your study guides
Fulfill all requirements and assignments
We will be utilizing abridged versions of the texts
We will rotate texts every few weeks
All material except your study guide must remain in the classroom
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (11 R Only)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The novel is a flashback of the events that had led up to the main character’s emotional destruction. The flashback begins with Holden leaving the boarding school he had been attending because of lackluster grades. Holden had been sent to boarding school by his parents.
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Color Purple by Alice Walker