English 1/ English 1 Honors: Freshman Year
Introduction to Literature and Writing
This course is designed to offer students a survey of World Literature, in conjunction with independent readings from various authors and writing samples. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, the study of fiction and nonfiction forms, poetry, drama, vocabulary development, and grammar. Students practice their speaking and listening skills, and improve on their writing skills, as well. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to develop an awareness of MLA format and effective reading strategies.
English 2/ English 2 Honors: Sophomore Yea
Multicultural Literature and Intermediate Writing
This course is designed to offer students a survey of Multicultural Literature. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop an awareness of multicultural literary works through the study of fictional and non-fictional prose form, poetry, drama, vocabulary, themes in literature, grammar and composition, speaking and listening skills, effective writing skills, and life skills. All material in this course is aligned with the Common Core Standards, including the new Literature textbook and workbook. The new textbook and workbook include reading passages and vocabulary that will help students prepare for the SAT/ACT.
English 3/ English 3 Honors: Junior Year
British Literature and Advanced Writing
This course offers an introduction to British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. It allows students to view works from different periods while also showing how these works are connected through time. Throughout the year, students will be introduced to a wide variety of readings, such as: epics, poetry, dramas, and novels. Students will be encouraged to further develop their reading skills, and to expand their vocabulary, which will help students prepare for the SAT/ACT. This course will also focus on writing and criticism of formal and informal essays, various types of articles, and reviews with an emphasis on the fundamentals of style.
English 4/ English 4 Honors: Senior Year
American Literature and College Writing
This course is designed to offer students a survey of American and World Literature. Its scope includes, but is not limited to, the study of fictional and nonfictional prose forms, poetry, drama, the chronological development and progression of literature, grammar, vocabulary, composition, effective writing skills, speaking and listening skills. This course will also build an understanding of multicultural literary works. Students will master how to write an effective college application essay and a professional job resume. Various teaching methods will be used to best prepare each student with pertinent life and career skills.