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Syllabus for EDU 103: English Language Arts Standards Reading: Literature _________________________________________________________________

Course: Semester: Professor: Email: EDU 103, 3 credits Summer 2014 Jovita King Office Location: Office Phone: Office Hours: Response to Emails: EHS 001, Mt. Pleasant, MI 989-774-1000 By appointment Within 48 hours

__________________________________________________________________ Note: Post questions or concerns to Q&A discussion forum in Blackboard. Please email me your private questions or concerns for a more accurate response. My goal is to respond to all emails or posts in Q&A within 24 to 48 hours. If you have questions about the course, post them to the Q&A discussion forum in Blackboard. If you have personal problems that are private in nature, email is the best way to reach me. Course Description Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot). Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5 Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. Prerequisite: Students need to have access to a computer and the Internet in a daily basis. Ability to use a computer, access emails, use a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) and MS-Word, and use the Blackboard course management system. Required Textbooks: Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney. ISBN-13: 9780307976147 Additional handouts may be posted under each module in the Blackboard course site. Web resources and recommended books will also be listed in there.

Resource requirements All students taking an online course will be expected to have access to a computer connected to the Internet and loaded with the appropriate Internet access software as well as MS-Office or a compatible package. Introduction to the Textbook - Children's Literature Sixteen-year-old Mitty Blake lives in Manhattan and attends an exclusive private school. He is bright enough but rarely exerts any effort involving school work. In fact, he always puts off doing assignments and rarely even hands them in on time, if at all. When Mr. Lynch, the biology teacher, insists that books be used for the class term paper, Mitty is overwhelmed, as he had planned to rely just on the internet. When he finds scabs from small pox in a one hundred year old medical book, life becomes very complicated. Is he infected because he handled them? Has he infected others? Will terrorists try and get the scabs from him? Should he contact the authorities and/or the government? This thriller is sure to appeal to teenagers living in the post 9/11 world as well as those who can relate to Mitty's attitude toward school work. 2005, Delacorte Press, Ages 12 to 16. Sylvia Firth Attendance/Expectations for the Student Check your student email and Blackboard announcements page on a daily basis. Visit My Grades page on Blackboard when notified via email that a grade has been posted. Submit assignments through Blackboard and also email documents to professor. Read and view all course materials with thoughtfulness. Post thoughtful questions to Blackboard that may clear up any confusion you may have about the course. Send private concerns and emails to instructors email for a response. Attendance records will be kept based on how mindful you are of deadlines and adhering to submitting documents on requested dates. Discussion forum netiquette is a must to encourage professional learning. Grading Scale
A B C D Failing 90% or above 80% -89% 70% - 79% 60% -69% 59% or below 18-20 points 16-17 points 14-15 points 12-13 points 11 points or less

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Your Introduction to Classmates & Instructor; Posting on Discussion Board Diary Entry CH.1, 2, 3 Comic Strip (Based on Text) CH. 4, 5, 6 Poem (Based on Text) CH. 7, 8, 9 Newspaper Article (Based on Text) CH.10, 11, 12 Facebook Page (Based on Text) CH.13, 14, 15 Book Jacket (Based on Text) CH. 16,17, 18 Alternate Ending (Based on Text)

Your Introduction to Classmates & Instructor; Posting on Discussion Board Diary Entry (Based on Text) Weekly Questions and Answers (Based on Text) Total of 8 @ 10pts each Comic Strip (Based on Text) Poem (Based on Text) Newspaper Article (Based on Text) Facebook Page (Based on Text) Book Jacket Cover Page (Based on Text) Alternate Ending (Based on Text) 10 10 80 10 10 10 10 10 50