Moby Dick

Honors Freshman English

  • This is a rigorous program, which incorporatesin‐depth study of text, both print and online literary sources, vocabulary development, grammar, and research. Both fiction and nonfiction will be studied with emphasis on literary interpretation, evaluation, analysis, and synthesis. The development of formal writing conventions,research skills and competence in test taking strategies will be emphasized. Academic vocabulary, terminology which is key to support the learning of the literary genres, elements and techniques will be emphasized.


    Prerequisites: District placement testing and/or teacher referral are recommended.


    Activities: Independentsummer reading and literature study is expected and is essential to students’ literary knowledge development. The class will also include reading, writing, class discussion, group work and presentations, oral presentations,research projects, individual and group projects, and student‐teacher conferences. College Readiness Standards will provide the framework for this course.