Short Story Unit
Our literature unit will begin with the study of short stories.  We will sequence our unit as follows:

1.  Movie:  The Count of Monte Cristo.  Learning literary terms in a creative way ...
2.  Literary analysis paragraph focusing on a DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE from The Count of Monte Cristo.
3.  "Early Autumn" by Langston Hughes.  FOCUS:  Theme
4.  UNIT 1:  Mood, Setting, Plot and Plot Line