ENGLISH I

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 9

The course is designed to build on a review of English grammar, placing emphasis on sentence structure, vocabulary building and correct spelling and punctuation. It presents opportunities to develop techniques in paragraph writing and oral reporting. An introduction to choice selections from world literature is enriched via a varied reading program.

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ENGLISH II

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 10

Students develop skills in grammar and usage through composition. Reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary are stressed. Literature including essays, biographies, magazines, and news stories are covered; outside reading is required.

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ENGLISH III

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 11

The course stresses the mastery of grammar and usage through composition, much of it based on the literature. American literature is the focus and includes material from an anthology in addition to required outside reading.

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ENGLISH III – Advanced Placement (AP)

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 11

The course combines studies in rhetoric and essay writing. Students will learn how the details of a text are shaped by an author’s audience and purpose. Students will learn the logical, emotional, and ethical strategies that comprise a text’s shape. In taking this course, students will become better readers and thinkers, better communicators who support their own views, and better at considering the perspectives of others. This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam at the end of the school year. Students can earn college credit for passing this test at a certain score acceptable by the specific college/university.

ENGLISH IV

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 12

The course stresses development of communication skills through reading, discussing, and writing of selected literary works. It includes textbook theory, a general review of grammar, a survey of English literature from England, the study of vocabulary, and required outside reading. Term paper production will be expected from each student.

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ENGLISH IV – Honors

English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 12

The course stresses development of communication skills through reading, discussing, and writing of selected literary works. It includes textbook theory, a general review of grammar, a survey of English literature from England, the study of vocabulary, and required outside reading. Term paper production will be expected from each student. The honors class covers two additional texts and does more writing based on the readings.

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