English: Asian Literature Unit
Unit outline: ENG-U06-Asia
Students will be studying the elements of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Literature. Each day they will read a selection of poetry and prose work. Stduents will be given some choices as to which readings they wish to complete. The following is a tentative schedule of reading days. Students will be expected to have the book work completed before class.
Thursday: Brief discussion of the homework readings. Class readings of Two Kinds, this is only available in the classroom textbooks. We will discuss what makes literature come from a country, the writer, the writer’s culture, or the writer’s parent’s culture. Essay (Explain Where/what your morals/wisdom come from and why. Due Monday, April 16).
Friday: Vocabulary Quiz Group10 review Group 11 and reading The Jay. Homework is to work on Morality and Wisdom essay.
Monday: Class readings for the day will be outside and be the comparison of three types of poetry, Tang, Haiku, and Tanka. Students will create their own versions of nature-based poetry in two of the three styles. and submit them in their journals.
Tuesday: Review the unit and answer any questions. Work on editing student papers in peer groups.
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