In this two-semester course, attention will be given to comprehension, critical reading, and en-
richment of literary skills. Students will be expected to identify the following elements in a sto-
ry: plot, setting, climax, characterization, conflict, point of view, irony, theme, and mood. In
addition, students will learn the following terms and be able to find examples in the literature
they read: alliterations, characterization, figurative language, flashback, foreshadowing, image-
ry, irony, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, personification, surprise ending, and symbolism.
Students will be encouraged to respond to literature by using the writing process, which will
include compositions, comparison and contrast, character analysis, essays, new ending for a
play/story, a speech, and a sports report. A research paper employing the most recent media/
technology available will be written.