Ms. Fleming's English 11

Ms. Fleming's Comparative Literature

Welcome 11th graders!  From this site you should be able to locate weekly assignments, online required reading and informative links.

Attention: New Unit! 


Dia Dhuit!  This means, "Hello!" in Irish.  For the next two weeks we will be studying a number of Irish legends from Marie Heaney's Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends.  Over Nine Waves is a great introduction into oral tradition and the art of storytelling.  You will be accessing a different culture through the use of literature, exploring the common themes this literature exposes you to, and studying what the effects of oral tradition are upon a piece of literature, before it is written down.

Objectives:  At the end of this unit, you will be able to…

·        Identify the elements of a short story within each legend.

·        Discuss the theme within the legend and cite examples of that theme in other pieces of literature.

·        Create a story orally for the class and transform an oral story to a written one in the Folk Tale Project.

State Standards:

A.12.1 Use effective reading strategies to achieve their purposes in reading.
A.12.2 Read, interpret, and critically analyze literature.
B.12.1 Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
B.12.2 Plan, revise, edit, and publish clear and effective writing.
B.12.3 Understand the function of various forms, structures, and punctuation marks of standard American English and use them appropriately in oral and written communications.
C.12.1 Prepare and deliver formal oral presentations appropriate to specific purposes and audiences.
C.12.2 Listen to, discuss, and comprehend oral communications.
D.12.1 Develop their vocabulary and ability to use words, phrases, idioms, and various grammatical structures as a means of improving communication.


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