Literature: Beyond the Bounds

Literature: Beyond the Bounds focuses on the theme of citizenship as it relates to our cultural beliefs. By examining a variety of literature, students are able to see recurring themes, unique details, and connections among cultures. Students are poised at this point in their development to put into action all that they've learned about how their worlds work and their place in it. A particular emphasis is placed on building reading comprehension and critical reading skills as they move through their year of literature. Authors include Alvarez, Lee, Lowry, Orwell, and Shakespeare. Students will also study vocabulary and grammar in conjunction with text evaluation. Throughout the year, students will be guided in the writing of personal and formal essays.