Summer 2016 Elite Advanced Literature Program
The Elite Advanced Literature Program (EALP) is a rigorous course targeting all aspects of literacy, including close reading of both fiction and non-fiction, writing, and vocabulary acquisition. Students will be required to complete major homework tasks each day in order to be prepared for the daily lessons.
Each week is self-contained, allowing students some flexibility in their schedules.
• Students will read 1 novel per week for 8 weeks (approx. 20 – 80 pages per day, depending on the length of the novel)
• Novel study packages will focus on thought-provoking discussion questions, sometimes requiring research to be done by students.
• Contribution to class discussions is expected.
• Students will write a final exam (essay/paragraph format) on each novel on DAY 5
• Essay topics will be assigned on DAY 1 to give students an opportunity to develop content through in-class discussions
• Each week there will be daily writing assignments, and a major homework writing assignment (such as a personal essay or research essay) due on DAY 4
• Students will be responsible for learning approximately 200 words per novel
• 50 words quizzed DAILY
• cumulative quiz on DAY 5
• Students will complete daily in-class and homework activities on the vocabulary
Possible Breakdown of Class Time* (3 hrs. per day)
• Vocabulary review/enrichment activities, QUIZZES 20 Minutes
• Novel study discussion 40 Minutes
• BREAK 10 Minutes
• Novel related activities (research, presentations, debates, etc.) 40 Minutes
• Things to think about for homework Reading & Vocabulary 10 Minutes
• Presentation Class 60 Minutes
*Allocation of time for each item will depend on the level
Surrey Campus will open EALP morning class and EALP afternoon class.