English Course Descriptions

English Department

Grade Level: 9 English I Credit: 1

In this course, students read and analyze works of AMERICAN LITERATURE from Colonial to contemporary times, including poetry, short stories, novels, drama, and nonfiction. The literary works provide opportunities for critical writing and creative projects. Students develop vocabulary skills and refresh their knowledge of grammar, usage, and mechanics in preparation for standardized tests.

Grade Level: 9 HP English I Credit: 1

The American Studies course is taught on the freshman level. As such, the course incorporates both a genre study and a literary periods perspective. In addition to examining genres such as poetry, speeches, short stories, novels and dramas, it will also place an emphasis on writing (writing skills, narrative, persuasive, and expository).