The course objective is to provide each student with a basic background of writing and literature. Skill development in the areas of mechanics, usage, composition, vocabulary, and analysis will be a focus. Students learn universal literary techniques and their application to literary genres in preparation for further study in the upper grades.
- Literary Analysis with Contemporary Literature (Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson)
- Exploration of Poetry
- Drama and Exposition Writing (The Miracle Worker by William Gibson)
- Literature through a Historical Perspective (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)/Narrative Writing
- Introduction to Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
- Independent Reading
Theory of Action
As an English department, we are committed to ensuring that our students have authentic and rigorous experiences with multiple forms of texts and writing opportunities which will help them be successful inside and outside of the classroom. It is our ongoing mission to create engaging learning environments that are intentionally planned to motivate students to become insightful thinkers and effective communicators.