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English 9

Grade Level: 9
Required: Full year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: None

English 9 covers general grammar rules, vocabulary building, and writing. A research paper is required in the second semester. In literature, students will study short stories, the novel, a Shakespearean play, poetry and non-fiction. Several speeches are required.

English 10

Grade Level: 10
Required: Full year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: English 9

English 10 is a comprehensive course that focuses on American literature. Students will study, in-depth, the literary talents of American authors. Students will also compose poetry, and write essays, short stories, children's books and journals. Students will study grammar and work on interpersonal communication skills.

English 11

Grade Level: 11
Required: Full year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: English 10

English 11 is a study of English literature. The historical background of various time periods of each discipline and examples of different types of work by well-known authors are reviewed. Types of work that will be read are short stories, novels, plays, poetry, and one Shakespearean play. Essays will be written in critical thinking and literary analysis. Writing mechanics and grammar are covered.

English 12

Grade Level: 12
Required: One year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: English 11

 

English 12 is a study of English literature. The historical background of various time periods of each discipline and examples of different types of work by well-known authors and their works are reviewed. Types of work that will be read are short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Essays will be written in critical thinking and writing.

 

College Writing

Grade Level: 12
Elective: Full year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: None

College Writing is modeled after first-year language courses on the college level. Using typical source readings and the studentís background experience, essays are written to university level assignments to show the student what will be required of them in the future. Students are expected to participate in several formal discussions of college-level texts. Additionally, students learn the basic features of newswriting and create a school newspaper.

Creative Writing

Grade Level: 9-12
Elective: Full year - 2 credits
Prerequisites: None

Creative Writing is a composition course dealing with various prose, poetry, and dramatic forms. Students will learn and polish skills through writing. Emphasis on process and revision will be stressed.
 
 
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