English Language Arts (ELA)

Written by Tim Farquer on Monday, 13 June 2016. Posted in Course Offerings & Descriptions

Freshmen Literature and Composition

This course will develop the writing processes and practices necessary for producing successful high school compositions. Students will specifically create paragraphs that have the following elements:  topic sentences, details, transitions, unification, and closing statements.  Students will also create multiple-paragraph compositions that may be persuasive, critical, informative, or creative. Essays, speeches, drama, and poetry will be incorporated into the course as models and for topics.

 

World Literature and Composition

Students will improve their critical thinking skills as they comprehend the diversity of literary traditions, such as Beowulf and Julius Caesar, and the influences of those traditions on cultures throughout the world. Students will present their analyses as well as develop multiple written compositions.

 

Advanced Literature and Composition

Juniors and/or seniors will build upon previous writing skills. Logic and critical thinking will be practiced as students analyze a variety of fiction and non-fiction pieces in essay structure and word choice, usage, and mechanics will emphasized to reinforce solid writing techniques. College and business preparation are the focus of this course.

 

Creative Writing I & II

Students will develop and improve their writing technique and individual style in poetry, short story, drama, essays, and other forms of prose. Students will also continue contributing, editing, and publishing the school paper (a collection of creative works).

 

AP English Literature and Composition

Students will evaluate and critically respond to literature by examining the use of language, character, action, theme, connotation, metaphor, irony, tone, and author’s purpose.  Students will learn to develop stylistic flexibility as they write critical response compositions while covering a wide variety of subjects based on assigned readings. Students will also develop their writing and research skills as they compose papers and presentation that are analytical and informative. A literary analysis, general research paper, critical response to a contemporary issue, and a self-assessment will be included in the required assignments.

 

College Writing I/EN 101

Students will evaluate and critically respond to literature by examining the use of language, character, action, theme, connotation, metaphor, irony, tone, and author’s purpose.  Students will learn to develop stylistic flexibility as they write critical response compositions while covering a wide variety of subjects based on assigned readings.

 

College Writing II/EN 102

Students will develop their writing and research skills as they compose papers and presentation that are analytical and informative. A literary analysis, general research paper, critical response to a contemporary issue, and a self-assessment will be included in the required assignments.

 

Theatre and Speech

Students will engage with a variety of literary pieces and develop their performance skills through daily classroom and after school course related activities. 

 

Literature - Independent Study

The instructor will act as a mentor and enable the students to explore topics of interest related to literature.  Students will develop advanced skills as they prepare compositions and discuss their critical analysis with the instructor.



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