Contemporary Literature is a semester course designed to dissect literature from the late 20th century through the 21st century. The emphasis of the course is on analyzing and responding to popular yet thought-provoking and educationally valuable texts. Students will be required to explain, argue, interact with, and defend varying points of view found in these pieces of literature. Students will also be expected to examine and discuss moral and ethical questions raised in the themes, plots, and characters of these works. Essentially, this class will challenge students to make personal connections through literary circles, group discussions, projects, and analytical compositions.
This 3-week semester course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
American Heritage teacher, Kelly Grady, has been an English/Reading teacher for 17 years. She has her Master of Reading K-12. The past 5 years she has worked as a Reading Specialist and teacher. She is the English Department Chairperson. She is dyslexia trained in both Orton-Gillingham and Linda Mood-Bell.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.