Students taking Literary Genres will spend time analyzing the fictional and poetic elements of literary texts and read to appreciate the writer's craft. High school students will discover how well written literary text can serve as models for their own writing. Students respond to oral, written, and electronic text to connect their knowledge of the world. Students build an extensive vocabulary through reading and systematic word study. Students analyze fictional and poetic elements focusing on how they combine to contribute meaning in literary texts. Students read critically to evaluate texts and the authority of sources, to increase knowledge of their own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures. Students use writing as a tool for learning and researching literary genres.