Learning Language Arts Through Literature - The Gold Book – Literary Criticism and its companion A Literary Criticism Anthology provide a complete course that will satisfy high school language arts requirements. The main goal of the course is to prepare the student for college level writing. All the writing assignments are based on literature and intended to challenge the student’s ability to think critically. Students will be introduced to different methods of literary criticism and given instructions, along with example papers, on writing essays. By the end of the course, the student will have written a short memoir, a college essay, nine five-paragraph essays, three five-page essays, and one ten-page essay.
The Gold Book – Literary Criticism offers easy-to-use instructions for student and teacher. The book is written for student self-direction with answers for the teacher in the back of the book.
The Gold Book – Literary Criticism is designed for 11th and 12th grade students and is organized by following literary criticism techniques:
Focus on the Reader
Focus on the Author
Focus on the Culture, Society, History
Focus on the Work
Focus on Poetry
Focus on Satire
To complete the assignments in this book, the student will need access to the internet and/or a library as well as the following books:
A Literary Criticism Anthology, published by Common Sense Press
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, published by Broadway Books
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, published by Ace Trade
The Trial by Franz Kafka, translated by Breon Mitchell, published by Schocken Books
No Fear Shakespeare, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, published by Spark Publishing
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, published by Townsend Press, Inc.