LA COM II Course Outline

Unit 1: Ourselves and Others

        “What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?”   by Egret Keret

        “The Lottery”  by Shirley Jackson

        To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee

        Close Reader: “The Wife’s Story”  by Ursula LeGuin

or “Towards a True Refuge” by Aung San Suu Kyi


Unit 2: Relationships

        “The Veldt”  by Ray Bradbury

“Country of the Blind” by H.G.Wells

        “Hope for Animals”  by Jane Goodall

or “Life After People” by Dolores Vasquez

        “Simplexity”  by Jeffrey Kluger

or “Charles” by Shirley Jackson

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

or Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Character Analysis

Unit 3: Fight for Freedom

“Letter to Viceroy, Lord Irwin” by Ghandi

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

“American Flag Stands for Tolerance” by Ronald Allen

Persuasive Speech

Unit 4: Change

        Historical Research Paper


        Essay on What you’ve learned at RICA

        “Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe

                or “The Seventh Man” by Haruki Marakami