Welcome to Contemporary Literature


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This is a one-semester, elective course for seniors who need to fulfill an English requirement. You will read and explore current fiction and non-fiction texts -- written, oral, and visual -- designed to both expand your appreciation of effective storytelling and to become more alert and sensitive to some of the key issues in today's American culture, such as: creating a meaningful life; understanding the dynamics of power, wealth, and race; and exploring the challenges faced by those who are "other-abled."




DAILY ASSIGNMENTS AND HOMEWORK

(updated weekly)



Course Description



Memoir and Biography Unit




Extraordinary humans and Everyday Heroes (link):


http://hutchinson-page.wikispaces.com/Extraordinary+Humans



Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kiddermultimedia_storytelling-main.jpg



Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, by Lila Quintero Weaver



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon





FINAL EXAM INFORMATION