English Course Descriptions

English Department

Freshmen English

This course is designed around grade-level literary and informational texts to develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening that are the foundation for creative and purposeful expression. Emphasis will be placed on close, attentive and critical reading to tackle complex texts and to evaluate intricate arguments. Writing will be developed as a means of asserting and defending claims, demonstrating what the students know and conveying what they have thought, felt, or experienced. Each grade level addresses the English Language Arts standards by concentrating on literature of a specific thematic orientation or national origin. The course options available under each grade heading are designed to address the needs of students according to ability level. Each English 9 course offering is a survey of various literary genres and time periods.

Honors

Prerequisite: None                                                      Full Year Course - 1 credit

Description: This course is designed for students who are reading and writing above grade level.

ACP

Prerequisite: None                                                                  Full Year Course - 1 credit

Description: This course is designed for students who are reading and writing at or above grade level.

CP

Prerequisites: None                                                                Full Year Course - 1 credit

Description: This course is designed for students who are reading and writing at or below grade level.