Students will read a variety of short stories and use these stories to draw inferences from new vocabulary, explain how meaning is enhanced through poetry and structure, connect stories to real-life experiences, and describe historical/cultural aspects found in crosscultural works of literature. A research paper on an author will be assigned. A few book reports must be completed. You will choose your own novel to discuss with class. This class meets all the requirements for a senior-level English course and the Arizona Common Core Standards.