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Class Info

World Literature and Composition (W)

Class Year:  2022-2023
Time:  Tue 08:00 am - 10:00 am;
Teacher:  Chelsea Denzler
Tuition:  $650 / Year or $65 / Month for 10 Months
Supply Fee:  $65 / Year - Due Upon Registration (Non-Refundable after August 1)
Location:  West (Katy)

Tuition: The total investment for this course is $650 + a one time $65 supply fee. For your convenience, you may pay in 10 installments of $65/month (August – May). Each payment is due by the first class of each month. You can pay via check, Zelle [Daniel (713)-748-9105] , or cash. Payments not received by the 10th of the month will incur a $10 late fee. If for any reason you must withdraw your student from the class, the following payments are due:
After September 30th : $195 (equivalent to 3 monthly installments)
After December 15th : $325 (equivalent to 5 installments/remainder of the school year)
Parents supply all novels and supplemental texts (must purchase specific edition and it must be unmarked).

Withdrawal Fee: Two months’ tuition after 10/1/2020

Prerequisite: This class assumes that students, 10th grade and up, can write a basic short essay and handle the challenge of weekly reading assignments. If not, I recommend beginning with Classic Lit (see course sequence below).

Minimum Student Requirement for course to make: 6 (This is a discussion-based course, and I find that students get the most out of the course with at least 6 in the class)

World Literature will challenge your students as they read broadly and write carefully. From Shakespeare to a little tribe in Africa to evaluating sources on the internet, this class will prepare your students for upper-level reading and writing, including college level papers and SAT writing.

We will span the globe as we read works from around the world. Our texts will be comprised of poetry, short stories, essays as well as full-length novels. Writing a research paper is the focus of this year’s writing. We will lay a solid foundation of how to organize information, how to structure the paper, and how to present it using MLA style. Additionally, students will be doing response writing, formal essays, and creative writing. Students should expect weekly writing assignments as well as unit exams/projects.

My goal is for students to be excited about seeing literature come to life, sharing their words through writing, and broadening their world view. I set high standards but work to provide students the tools necessary to succeed.

**Students wishing to enroll in this course without having completed Classic Literature MUST have teacher approval.

**Upon successful completion of this course, parents may choose to award 1 High School English credit.

A complete list of novels and texts TBD

How this class fits into the sequence of PREP High School Literature:

9th grade (& up)– Classic Literature. This course covers the basics of writing, including how to gather information, outline thoughts, and write with style. Students will begin learning analysis in their reading through various works of short stories, full length novels, plays and poetry.

10th grade (& up)– World Literature. This course continues to build on the writing skills and expand the depth at which we look at literature. Students will dig deeper into literary analysis through short stories, novels, plays, and poetry from around the world. Students will write a research paper in this class.

11th grade – American Literature.   This course will cover a large scope of American literature from Colonial times to now. This course is faster paced. Students will become proficient in analyzing the works that are read which will include a mixture of novels, short stories, plays, and poetry. The writing focus is on literary analysis.