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British Literature Course Syllabus Revised 3-16-10

British Literature Course Syllabus Revised 3-16-10

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British literature course syllabus2010-2011Madison High SchoolMiss Bedillion804-878-5349
MISSION STATEMENT Madison High School English Department is committed to helpingstudents firmly grasp grammar, writing, critical analysis, rhetorical,and literary skills based on Virginia state standards.COURSE DESCRIPTION Students read an overview of British literature from the Medievalperiod to the Modern, integrating a study of history to better supplya context for an appreciation and understanding of the literature, withemphasis on a variety of prose and poetic genres. Students writecritical and argumentative essays, complete a research paper, engagein creative writing projects, and make technology-assisted oralpresentations. Students prepare for the ACT, SAT, and collegeentrance exams.MATERIALS REQUIRED
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eowulf
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The Canterbury Tales
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orte dd Arthur
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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amlet
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Oedipus
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acbeth
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The Taming of the Shrew
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