Freshman English 1-2
This year long course is designed to integrate and enforce skills in the areas of reading, reading comprehension, writing, listening, thinking, grammar (usage, mechanics), and appreciation of literature through the theme Identity. Students will be required to complete several narratives, informational, and argumentative pieces of writing using the workshop approach. Students will also be assigned shorter pieces of text and novels to read, discuss, and analyze throughout the school year. Attention will be given to theme development, writer’s choices and its effect, using details in purposeful narratives and developing complex informational pieces. Activities: Activities will include reading, writing,small group work, individual and group projects, exams, research, and oral presentations. Emphasis will be placed on high volume reading of student selected literature both fiction and nonfiction. Students will define, learn and effectively use academic vocabulary.