English I - Instructor: Mrs. Lawler - Reading selections from the student text cover the fundamentals of literature including conflict, character, theme, setting, point of view, moral tone, and structure. In response to readings, students practice discussion and presentation skills on a variety of non-fiction topics, short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Grammar and vocabulary study support the student’s composition of a term paper in coordination with the science class. Other writing formats include descriptive and narrative assignments, argumentative essays, and an introduction to literary analysis. Please click here for the 9th grade Summer Study Guide.
English II - Instructor: Mrs. Reynolds - This course covers a range of literary concepts and genres including poetic devices, biography, and fiction. Numerous examples from talented and well-known authors are discussed, analyzed, and interpreted for each style of work. Grammar, punctuation, writing styles and formats are practiced through workbook and various writing assignments.
Honors English II- Instructor: Mrs. Reynolds - (Teacher Recommendation) Honors English 10 expands upon students’ demonstrated competencies in English usage and mechanics, oral and written communication, and understanding literature. Class activities focus on analytical and critical thinking, advanced composition, and library research. Students examine, compare, discuss, and write about poetry, novels, short stories, essays, and drama. Skills necessary for success for English AP courses are reviewed, and preparation for language performance on post-secondary school admission tests is begun.
American Literature -English III - Instructor: Mrs. Welch - Elements of Literature/Grammar: Readings from a variety of English and American authors that illustrate the different modes, marks, and forms of literature. Includes exercises in grammar essentials and grammar application to writing.
British Literature - English IV- Instructor: Mrs. Welch - British literature/grammar: Study of selections of British literature from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period; includes some history from each period. Exercises in grammar include practice in essentials and application through composition.