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Underclassmen Courses

English I
Full Year – 1 credit

Description: Students in English I will focus on learning how to read literature for the purpose of literary analysis. Students will develop creative and analytical approaches to demonstrating what they have learned about literature. Special emphasis will be placed on helping students make connections between literature and their own lives and on writing crucially about their connections to literature. Students will be able to use proper literary terminology to describe the basic elements of literature.   In addition, students will be exposed to common writing conventions and styles to enhance their writing skills and focus will be on developing a process and on improving writing skills. Students in the honors course will be required to complete extension projects to earn credit.

 

English II
Full Year – 1 credit

Honors Prerequisite: Successful completion of English I Honors and teacher recommendation; or, successful completion of English I, teacher recommendation, and department head approval.

Description: Students in English II will read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction pieces. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s ability to read non-fiction writing to obtain information. Students will learn to write sophisticated responses to non-fiction writing.   In addition, students will continue to develop as writers, practicing the writing of critical literary essays as well as completing a research project. Students will also learn to write creatively in a variety of formats. Students will continue to be exposed to common writing conventions and styles to enhance their writing skills and focus will be on developing a process and on improving writing skills. CAPT preparation will also occur during this course. Students in the honors course will be required to complete extension projects to earn credit.

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