This course focuses on integrating writing and
grammatical skills with literary analysis. Students will learn to utilize the
writing process for a variety of purposes and audiences. Short stories, poems,
and non-fictional works from a spectrum of cultures will be read and analyzed
during the course. Basic research skills will be developed.
This "pre-Advanced Placement" course requires
students to read more critically and begin to research in greater depth the
relationships among literary works, other art forms, and their own writings.
course examines a variety of literary works from different countries and time
periods and makes interconnections between literary analysis, reading
comprehension, and writing skills. Students will write, revise and edit many of
their compositions in a collaborative and cooperative learning mode. Research
skills will be developed in greater depth.
Pre AP English II
This "pre-Advanced Placement" course
facilitates students' critical reading abilities with longer literary works.
Students will combine their vocabulary and word usage skills with their
analysis and interpretation of traditional and contemporary works to
demonstrate and strengthen their own voice and writing style.
course focuses primarily on American literary works and genres. Students will
exhibit their compositional skills in a variety of formats after analyzing and
drawing inferences from works of fiction and non-fiction.
AP English III
This course prepares students for the Advanced
Placement (AP) English Language and Composition Examination to be taken at the
end of the year. Students will utilize the research and writing processes to
express their interpretation of the implicit meaning of literary works written
mostly by American writers. They will be expected to exhibit a more advanced
level of critical thinking skills when developing their own compositions and