Welcome to English I
English 1 Grade: 9 Credit: 1
Students practice all forms of writing in this course. An emphasis is placed on organizing logical arguments with clearly expressed related definitions, thesis, and evidence. Students write to persuade, report, and describe. English 1 students read extensively in multiple genres from world literature such as reading selected stories, dramas, novels, and poetry originally written in English or translated to English from oriental, classical Greek, European, African, South American, and North American cultures. Students interpret the possible influences of the historical context on a literary work.
Course weight: 1.0 Prerequisite: none
English 1 – Honors Grade: 9 Credit: 1
Students will use critical thinking to analyze technique and style in a broad variety of genres. They will evaluate specific themes, such as the search for identity, that run throughout the course. Students will also create a series of analytical essays in which they will explore their interpretations of literature. Outside reading and projects will be required.
Course weight: 1.2 Prerequisite: none