Grammar and Literary Elements Included in this Course

Grammar:

For this course we will be using Barron's E-Z Grammar. This book is designed to teach grammar to high school students and college freshmen. It discusses everything from the parts of a sentence to writing style. It is a full grammar component for a language arts curriculum.

  • The Sentence - The Boys in the Boat Online Book Club
  • Parts of Speech - The Book Thief Online Book Club
  • Phrases and Clauses - I Am Malala Online Book Club
  • The Verb - Refugee Online Book Club
  • Types of Sentences, Coordination and Subordination - Crime and Punishment Online Book Club
  • Pronouns - The Alchemist Online Book Club
  • Agreement: Subject-Verb, Pronoun-Antecedent - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Online Book Club
  • Parallel Structure, Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club
  • Sentence Variety, Mechanics - A Long Way Home Online Book Club
  • Word Usage and Writing The Paragraph - Midnight's Children Online Book Club

Literary Elements:

  • Propaganda - The Boys in the Boat Online Book Club
  • Personification - The Book Thief Online Book Club, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Online Book Club
  • Point of View - The Book Thief Online Book Club
  • Author's Purpose, Writing Style, Tone & Diction - I Am Malala Online Book Club
  • Symbolism - Refugee Online Book Club
  • Dramatic Irony - Crime and Punishment Online Book Club
  • Allusion - The Alchemist Online Book Club, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Online Book Club
  • Metaphor, Simile - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club
  • Motif, Theme - A Long Way Home Online Book Club
  • Conflict, Foreshadowing - Midnight's Children Online Book Club

Writing Projects:

  • Descriptive Essay - The Boys in the Boat Online Book Club
  • Twisted Story/Narrator Change - The Book Thief Online Book Club
  • Personal Essay - I Am Malala Online Book Club
  • Character Analysis - Refugee Online Book Club, Crime and Punishment Online Book Club
  • Theme Essay - The Alchemist Online Book Club, A Long Way Home Online Book Club
  • Setting Essay - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Online Book Club
  • Compare and Contrast Essay - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club
  • Conflict Essay - Midnight's Children Online Book Club