English Language Arts
1.) Compare organizational structure, figurative language, and literary devices, including use of paradox, among predominantly British short stories, drama, poetry, essays, and other nonfiction literature.
Examples: A Christmas Carol, Robin Hood; Gulliver's Travels; Robinson Crusoe; Aesop's Fables; A. Conan Doyle's short stories; William Shakespeare's plays; Robert Burns', William Blake's, and John Keats' poems
• Explaining use of allusions
• Interpreting irony
• Analyzing poetry for rhyme schemes
• Identifying use of parody
• Analyzing major historical developments in language and literature in the British Isles
Examples: relationships to place and time, including specific influences of various cultures and languages, wars and victors in those wars, and world literary trends
3.) Analyze British literature for style, audience appeal, cultural significance, and plot structure.
Examples: style--length and complexity of sentences, diction, Standard English versus dialect
4.) Identify literary elements in British literary selections from various genres.
5.) Determine word meaning in British literature using word structure and context clues.
Examples: prefixes, suffixes, root words
6.) Compare the writing styles of two or more British authors.
Examples: Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde