Junior 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 The Dream. Students will be required to complete several narratives, informational, and argumentative pieces of writing. Students will also be assigned shorter pieces of authentic text and novels to read, discuss, and analyze throughout the school year. Attention will be given to motifs in American literature, evaluating author’s choices, and using rhetorical devices.
Prerequisites: Sophomore English
Activities: Students will study numerous works of major American writers. Through discussion students will engage in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of oral and written literary works. Refinement in writing compositions will also be an integral part of the course.