Ms. Erin Fulton Introduction

Ms. Erin Fulton







Contact Information:


E-Mail: efulton@iasd.cc

Courses:



OL English 11-

This full year course will focus on ancient through modern World Literature with selections from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Students will write and speak about how their reading relates to literary elements, world cultures, and their own personal views. Additionally, students will complete a unit dealing with the selection of career training options. Students will be encouraged to work independently and in small groups, thus developing personal life-long learning practices. The final grade for English 11 will be withheld pending satisfactory completion of the Culminating Project.


OL English 12-

This full year survey course will focus on the literature of Britain. Units are approached chronologically and students are encouraged to write in various modes using the literature as springboard. Additionally, students will exercise research skills and make connections with career options. Students will have opportunities to self-select materials for independent work and/or small group projects. This course is only available at the transition and accelerated learning levels.


OL Gothic Literature-

This full year survey course will focus on the literature of Britain. Units are approached chronologically and students are encouraged to write in various modes using the literature as springboard. Additionally, students will exercise research skills and make connections with career options. Students will have opportunities to self-select materials for independent work and/or small group projects. This course is only available at the transition and accelerated learning levels.


OL British Literature I-

The Best of British Literature is designed to be a survey course covering 750 A.D. to 1660 A.D., through which studentswill follow the development of English history, language, and literature. The course begins with the Anglo-Saxon Period (750-1066). This unit will focus on invading groups and their contributions to early history and the Old English language, as well as their writings, including riddles, poetry, and the epic poem Beowulf. This course will continue with the Middle Ages (1066-1350), examining the Norman influence on English history and the development of Middle English. Students will study the feudal system and its influence on the medieval ballad, the romance, and other notable works, including the Arthurian legends and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The third and final unit covers the Renaissance, during which English emerges as a fully-developed modern language. In this unit, students will read selected works of Shakespeare, including his sonnets and plays. Additionally, students may read selected “carpe diem” poetry.


OL British Literature II-

The IDEAL British Literature 2 course is designed to be a survey course covering the Restoration and Enlightenment Period through the Modern Period, through which students will follow the development of English history, language, and literature. This course begins with the Restoration and Enlightenment Period (1660-1798). In this unit, students will study a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from this period. Items include Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock”, excerpts from Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, excerpts from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, excerpts from James Boswell’s biography The Life of Samuel Johnson, and Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard”. The second unit of this course examines the Romantic Period (1798-1832). This unit emphasizes Romantic poetry and includes notable authors such as William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Shalott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43)”, Charlotte Bronte’s “A Warning Against Passion”, Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”, and Rudyard Kipling’s “The Mark of the Beast”. The course ends with the Modern Period. Selected authors include William Butler Yeats’ “The second Coming” and “Sailing to Byzantium”, T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” and Virginia Woolf’s “The Duchess and the Jeweler”. In addition to selected texts, students will have the opportunity to write literary analysis essays as well as enrich vocabulary. Prerequisite: British Literature I; OL or in- house

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