Literature, APM Trilogy Assessed

Description

The purpose of this course is to read and discuss the Alice, Peter, and Mole Trilogy: the three language-illustrated novels Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wind in the Willows. Along the way, we will do lots of writing because that is how we will conduct our discussions—through email. We will talk about the characters, the ideas, and the language in each book.

Our course will be conducted via email. Each week—usually on the weekend—I will send you an email containing questions you can discuss, as well as additional surprises of photographs and a recording in which I read a passage from the week’s reading assignment. You will have the week to do the reading, to choose the questions you like best, and to write your responses. I hope that you enjoy the recordings.

Students will submit two papers on topics of their choice related to the novels. These topics could be about what you think one of the novels means, what the main lesson of the novel is for our lives, which character you admire most in the novel, which of the novels is your favorite and why, or what the most important chapter is… anything concerning these novels. I will assess the two papers and return them.

Instructor

Michael Clay Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: No

Assignments: Weekly assignments, two papers to be assessed

Duration: 14 weeks

Student Expectations:
You will have the week to do the reading, to choose the questions you like best, and to write your responses. I would like to receive your responses during the week, before the next week’s assignments begin.

Student Support:
Teacher is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment:
If you can send me your work by Thursday or earlier, that will give me time to respond to what you have written and to answer any questions you ask.

Materials/Supplies:
The APM Trilogy: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wind in the Willows. Students should have an email account. Resource page.

Prerequisites:
Students should be comfortable with email and using a keyboard for assignments.

For Ages:
6-11

Agenda:
Week 1: Alice in Wonderland Chapters 1-4
Week 2: Alice in Wonderland Chapters 5-8
Week 3: Alice in Wonderland Chapters 9-12
Week 4: Peter Pan Chapters 1-3
Week 5: Peter Pan Chapters 4-6
Week 6: Peter Pan Chapters 7-9

FIRST PAPER DUE

Week 7: Peter Pan Chapters 10-12
Week 8: Peter Pan Chapters 13-15
Week 9: Peter Pan Chapters 16-17
Week 10: The Wind in the Willows Chapters 1-3
Week 11: The Wind in the Willows Chapters 4-5
Week 12: The Wind in the Willows Chapters 6-7
Week 13: The Wind in the Willows Chapters 8-10

SECOND PAPER DUE

Week 14: The Wind in the Willows Chapters 11-12