Reading K

The goal of level K is for students to develop their critical reading skills by deepening their understanding of elements of literature such as plot, atmosphere, irony and comedy, and writing comments about portions of passages, based on the elements of literature studied in this level.

● Level K Goals:

  • Analyze how plot is used in a literary work

  • Critique setting and atmosphere and the way an author adds mood or tone to the work

  • Evaluate aspects of comedy

  • Perform overall content evaluation of a literary work

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Thinking critically

  • Answering independently

  • Using capitalization and punctuation correctly in sentences

  • Ability to correct independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • The study time goal is 20-30 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments

  • Do not count off for minor mistakes

  • Answers may not be word-for-word from the answer book, but they should have many of the same components and ideas

Reading K - Recommended Reading List

1 - The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (John Le Carré)

2 - Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe)

3 - Lyrical Ballads (William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

4 - Hamlet (William Shakespeare)

5 - Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)

6 - King Oedipus (Sophocles)

7 - The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Oscar Wilde)

8 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare)

9 - Night (Elie Wiesel)

10 - Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)