Sophomore 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 of Awareness. Students will be required to complete several narratives, informational, and argumentative pieces of writing using the workshop model. 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 the development and refinement of text, rhetoric impact on point of view and purpose, and using authoritative sources while integrating information.
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. Student will define, learn and effectively use academic vocabulary.
Prerequisites: Freshman English