This course will focus on literature and composition, reinforcing a study of standard grammar usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. In literature, the course includes the short story, the novel, drama, poetry, mythology and non-fiction. This course will focus on the development of critical thinking and study skills. Emphasis is given to the development of written and oral communication skills with a focus on paragraph and essay writing, creative writing, principles of research and debating, and a comprehensive review of grammar and mechanics.
This course will focus on the study of literature and composition by concentrating on the development of critical thinking and study skills. Emphasis is given to the development of written and oral communication skills with a focus on paragraph and essay writing, creative writing, principles of research and debating, and a comprehensive review of grammar and mechanics. Independent projects, enrichment activities, and reading will be a major part of the course work. This course is designed for those students who are academically gifted, achieving beyond grade level or are motivated to do so.
This course is designed to be a transition course for tenth grade students needing reinforcement of the skills necessary to be successful in English II and future English courses. This course will emphasize expository writing in preparation for the English II End-of-Course exam. Grammar usage and vocabulary will also be included. Students will read world literature selections as a focus to model and analyze in writing.
This course is designed for the academically advanced, highly motivated, gifted and/or talented student. This course will emphasize the finer points of composition, focusing on expository, descriptive and argumentative writing. A variety of literary works will serve as a resource for writing compositions. Grammar, usage, and vocabulary will be included.
This course will provide opportunities for students to develop skills in composition and to analyze a variety of literary works. It will focus on poetry, drama, short stories, and novels from world literature. Students are required to take the English II End-of-Course exam for this course.
This course emphasizes composition, analysis, independent study and research, and specific thinking and vocabulary skills. Focus is also on oral and written communication skills and the building of interpretive and critical reading/thinking skills with emphasis placed on analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of world literature.
This course will focus on the historical and literary aspects of American literature with emphasis on selections by major American authors. Students will read independently, write papers, and conduct research. Attention is given to students’ ACT and SAT verbal skills.
This course is designed for the academically advanced, highly motivated, gifted and/or talented students. This course will survey the history of American literature to develop analytical and interpretive skills. There will also be a focus on enhancing writing skills and vocabulary development. Independent reading is required.
This 1-semester course is for students in 11th grade and satisfies the 11th grade English requirement. A college level course and is offered for students who will take the AP exam. An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
This course will emphasize the study of the literature of England and the development of the English language. It will include composition study from essays to major research projects as well as vocabulary development. The senior project will be completed during this course.
This course will concentrate on comprehensive grammar skills, a critical and analytical study of British literature selections, outside reading of novels, and proficiency in composition. It is designed for seniors who possess advanced communication skills. The senior project will be completed during this course.
This one semester course is a college-level course and is offered for students who will take the AP exam. This 1-semester course is for students in 12th grade and satisfies the 12th grade English requirement. There will be independent, analytical readings, and critical analysis of important American and British works. Students must be self-motivated, avid, and critical readers who possess superior skills in reading and writing.
A course designed for students who have a strong writing ability, but have not had extensive experience in the creative writing process. Writing skills will be developed through pre-writing, editing, re-writing, and critiquing. Students will write extensively and participate in candid, helpful critiques of their own work and that of their peers. Through frequent writing exercises, students will develop such writing resources as voice, imagery, characterization, dialogue, and narration. Students will also examine various styles of writing by reading well-known and not so well-known writers of various types of writing selections. Goals will be met through a variety of reading, writing, and speaking activities.
This course is designed to teach the procedures and concepts involved in producing and creating a yearbook. Students will be asked to participate in all aspects of production, including layout and design, copy writing, photography, advertising, finance, and business.