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This podcast is part of the series: Required Reading Reviews - High School
Student authors: Oma, Anna and Isabella.
New Century Technology High School, Huntsville City Schools
Throughout school, students are often required to read books that they know nothing about. This is one of a series of podcasts reviewing required high school reading materials. This video review is of The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by British author Oscar Wilde. This novel makes its readers question a lot of deep rooted assumptions and ask themselves questions that they normally would not. Anyone considering reading this or assigning it to students will enjoy this podcast and will get a brief but accurate summary.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA] (10) 1: Apply both literal and inferential comprehension strategies, including drawing conclusions and making inferences about characters, motives, intentions, and attitudes in short stories, drama, poetry, novels, and essays and other nonfiction texts.
[ELA] (10) 3: Read with literal and inferential comprehension a variety of informational and functional reading materials, including making inferences about effects when passage provides cause; inferring cause when passage provides effect; making inferences, decisions, and predictions from tables, charts, and other text features; and identifying the outcome or product of a set of directions.
[ELA] (10) 6: Determine word meaning in pre-twentieth century American literature using word structure and context clues.
[ELA] (10) 9: Apply principles of Standard English by adjusting vocabulary and style for the occasion.
[ELA] (10) 10: Justify a thesis statement with supporting details from American literature prior to the twentieth century.
[ELA] (11) 1: Analyze authors' use of literary elements including characterization, theme, tone, setting, mood, plot, and literary point of view, in American short stories, drama, poetry, or essays and other nonfiction literature, predominantly from 1900 to the present.
[ELA] (12) 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.
[ELA] (12) 5: Determine word meaning in British literature using word structure and context clues.
[ELA2013] (10) 5: Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. [RL.9-10.5]
[ELA2013] (11) 9: By the end of Grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the Grades 11-College and Career Readiness (CCR) text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.11-12.10]
[ELA2013] (12) 8: Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of European literature with a concentration in British literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics. [RL.11-12.9] (Alabama)
[ELA2013] (12) 9: By the end of Grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the Grades 11-College and Career Readiness (CCR) text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.11-12.10]