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English 9

This year-length course includes an eclectic survey of literature. It is designed to offer the student literary experiences with novels, short stories, biographies, and works of nonfiction. The course also emphasizes the process of writing through a variety of strategies that help develop clear sentence structure, paragraph organization, outlining and sequencing ideas. Grammar, spelling, and vocabulary development are integral parts of study.

English 10

This year-length course covers a variety of literary genres including the novel, play, short story, poetry, biography, and essay with an emphasis on plot, character, and theme. Selected readings are coordinated with class discussion. A sequential approach to narrative, expository, and creative writing, as well as, grammar and mechanics leads to multi-paragraph pieces. This course uses an individualized approach, emphasizing comprehension, vocabulary development, concept attainment, study skills, grammar, and a variety of modes of writing.

English 11

This year-length course surveys the development of American literature. A sequential approach to narrative, research and creative writing as well as grammar and mechanics leads to multi-paragraph pieces. This course expands and reinforces the foundations established in English II emphasizing comprehension, vocabulary development, concept attainment, study skills, grammar and a variety of modes of writing.

English 12

Students express themselves through prose and poetry during this year-long course. A review of the basic literary forms and styles serves as an introduction to the various units of composition, criticism, poetry, drama, and short story. Emphasis is placed on the ability of the student to work independently in a “workshop” atmosphere, as well as, sharing and editing his/her own work.