English 6 - 8. Students read a variety of literature, building on an understanding of reading as a process that includes analyzing and comprehending texts. Language study includes vocabulary building and learning about grammar, language use, and spelling. Through varied and frequent writing assignments, students build on their understanding of writing as a process that includes drafting, composing, revising, proofreading, and publishing. They use writing to develop ideas and learn new concepts. Students also learn discussion skills and group process skills, and learn to adapt speaking and listening to the audience, topic, purpose, and situation.
English 9. English 9 is a survey course that includes the study of grammar, composition, and the major works of literature. Students review the basic rules of English grammar, develop note-taking skills, and practice research skills as they compose reports and compositions. Literary works include short stories, essays, novels, plays, and poems from a variety of genres. Technology skills are used to complete assignments such as research projects, essays, and multi-media presentations.
English 10. In English 10, students review and reinforce basic grammar, vocabulary and writing skills taught in previous English courses. After extensive research and experiment with various forms of writings such as short story, poetry, drama, and non-fictional essays, students produce a responsive multi-paragraph composition. Technology skills are used to complete research projects, essays, and multi-media presentations.
English 11. English 11 is designed to teach students competency in written and spoken English and to expose them to literature from American writers in the Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century. Grammar development continues through the application of rules for sentence formation, usage, spelling and mechanics. The student read both classical and contemporary American literature and are able to identify the prevalent themes and characterizations present in American literature.
English 12. English 12 includes a variety of British literature and an overall review of grammar. Students also engage in study skills as well as research skills that are designed to prepare them for college level work. Practical English skills include producing a resume, learning techniques for reading newspapers and writing a business letter. Technology skills are used to complete assignments such as research projects, essays, and multi-media presentations.