Ed Jones Educational Center

121 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas, Ca. 91773   |  Phone: 909-971-8240  |  Fax: 909-971-8248

Contemporary Literature

Welcome to Contemporary Literature, a senior-level college preparatory course featuring beginning college-level works of fiction and non-fiction fromt he 20th and 21st centuries. You will develop skills in reading and analysis, writing, research, oral presentations, and vocabulary development.

Course Objectives

  • To master the California English Language Arts Standards for the 12th grade level.
  • To further develop the English language arts skills necessary to pass the English portion of college entrance exams
  • To encourage a lifelong love of language, literature and learning.

Reading List

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Week of January 24
  • Three Cups of Tea - chapters 1-3
  • 2-page paper paper due Thursday for peer reivew
  • Vocabulary test Friday