During this course, students read a variety of short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Students work on grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills. They develop critical thinking skills through writing, discussion, and asking questions.
Each student is issued a Chromebook to use for the school year. Google Classroom is used to post class announcements, and for students to submit writing assignments.
Students are expected to come to class prepared, to take notes, to participate in class discussion, and to be respectful toward each other. Students are graded on class participation, conduct, effort, timely completion of assignments, papers, reports, quizzes, and tests. Late homework will be accepted the following day, but will not receive full credit.
We work with some or all the following texts:
- Short Stories
- Novels and plays (possible selections listed below)
- Our Town, Thornton Wilder
- Oedipus the King, Sophocles
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare
- A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
- Call of the Wild, Jack London
- Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
- And There Was Light, Jacques Lusseyran
Grammar and Writing
Voyages in English, Common Core Enriched Edition
Writing includes narrative, descriptive, persuasive, research, and creative modes.
Vocabulary in Action, Level H