The Anglo-Saxon Period: 449–1066
1. Read the earliest works of English literature such as the earliest epic poem of the English language, Beowulf, which presents the adventures of a hero who is larger than life.
2. Read poems from The Exeter Book, a collection of Anglo-Saxon poetry preserved in manuscript form and dating back to the middle of the tenth century.
3. Use the writing process to compose a description based on a scene from Beowulf.
The Middle Ages: 1066–1485
1. Read literary works composed during the medieval times:
i. Chaucer's narrative poem The Canterbury Tales, which presents the tales that various figures of medieval English society tell while traveling on a long journey
ii. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a narrative poem based on the legends of King Arthur and his court.
2. Analyze literary elements such as character, the narrator’s voice and perspective, and tone.
3. Learn about and examine the historical, social, and cultural climate of the Middle Ages by identifying causes and effects.
4. Use the writing process to write an allegory, an extended metaphor in the form of a short story.
1. Read Shakespeare's tragic tale of the rise and fall of Macbeth, a fierce and loyal Scottish warrior tempted by the prophecies of several witches and by his own ambitions to become king.
2. Analyze and interpret the dramatic structure of Macbeth, define words in context, and compose a persuasive essay.
3. Macbeth is the recommended play for English 12. Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night may be read instead of Macbeth with prior teacher approval.
The Renaissance: 1485–1660
1. Read literary works composed during the English Renaissance that include a variety of poetic genres, including sonnets and lyric, pastoral, metaphysical, and epic poetry.
2. Analyze poetic elements such as speaker, figurative language, and tone.
3. Learn about and examine the historical, social, and cultural climate of the Renaissance by making generalizations about that period.
4.Use the writing process to write an expository essay on a subject of your choice.
The Restoration and the Enlightenment: 1660–1798
1. Read literary works composed during the Restoration and the Enlightenment periods that include diaries, mock epics, satires, and elegies.
2. Analyze elements such as point of view, irony, and imagery.
3. Learn about and examine the historical, social, and cultural climate of the Restoration and the Enlightenment by classifying information, or arranging ideas into fitting categories.
4. Use the writing process to write a poem using a specified form.
1. Prepare for and take the final exam on the concepts you learned throughout the semester.
2. Organize your notes in the order of the course outline before you begin to review.
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