Literature, Fog Trilogy Basic
DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to read and discuss the Fog Trilogy: three novels whose characters are faced with the fog of confusion and chaos as they confront what is happening to them. Along the way, there will be lots of writing and discussions about the characters, the ideas, and the language in each book. There are great words, fun grammar, and twists in the plots of the stories.
There will be a live class once a week on Thursdays at 3:00. Each week questions will be posted that students can discuss, as well as additional surprises of photographs and a recording in which mrT reads a passage from the week’s reading assignment. Students will have the week to do the reading, to choose the questions he or she likes best, and to write his or her responses.
InstructorMichael Clay Thompson
Live Class: Yes, Thursdays at 3:00 ET
Assignments: Weekly assignments
Duration: 12 weeks
Students will have the week to do the reading, to choose questions to respond to, and to write responses. Responses should be submitted during the week, before the next week’s assignments begin.
Teacher is available via email.
If students send their work by Tuesday or earlier, that will give mrT time to respond to what has been written and to answer questions that have been asked. Students should take their time when writing; mrT will make comments if he sees errors of language in student replies.
The Fog Trilogy:The War of the Worlds, The Red Badge of Courage, and Kidnapped. Students should have an email account. Resource page. Students need their own email account and a computer (or tablet or smartphone) that has audio and video capabilites (your own mic and camera are optional).
Week 1: The War of the Worlds
Week 2: The War of the Worlds
Week 3: The War of the Worlds
Week 4: The War of the Worlds
Week 5: The Red Badge of Courage
Week 6: The Red Badge of Courage
Week 7: The Red Badge of Courage
Week 8: The Red Badge of Courage
Week 9: Kidnapped
Week 10: Kidnapped
Week 11: Kidnapped
Week 12: Kidnapped