ENGLISH (4 Credits Required)
R, Grade 9
English is a full year literature based survey course. The emphasis is placed on
the study of both fiction and nonfiction including: the short story, the essay,
the novel, classical mythology, and a Shakespearean play.
Students will create a variety of products, which develop the essential
communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
full year course is a continuation of the freshman program.
Concentration is placed on the study of literature and its different
genres. Genres studied are the
short story, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and the novel. Integrated with the
reading of literature is the development of discussion and writing skills.
Writing assignments will heavily emphasize literary analysis and the
B average or higher in English I and Consent of Instructor.
year long course may be taken in place of Sophomore English.
It will supplement the standard Sophomore English curriculum with the
analysis of additional literature selections as well as expanded opportunities
for writing of various types. Research skills will also be expanded.
English is a full year course, which places emphasis on American Literature and
continuation of English skills developed in the freshman and sophomore years.
This holistic approach of the study of English gives the student an
opportunity to study the literature of the United States.
Students will also study vocabulary, expository composition, and the
research paper. Much of the written
work will be literature based.
B average or higher in English and Consent of Department.
elective course is a full year in length and is the first part of a two-part
program. Material covered will include American classical and modern writers.
Students will be expected to develop discussion skills as they analyze
the material covered. In addition,
students will write a variety of expository and analytical essays covering
literature -based topics.
English is a full year course, which places an emphasis on English literature
and language, tracing their development from the time of Beowulf and Old English
through twentieth century writers. Students will read Anglo-Saxon, Medieval,
Renaissance, Restoration, Romantic, Victorian, and Twentieth Century literature,
a Shakespearean play, and several English and/or World Literature novels.
Students write literature-based assignments, including research papers, with an
emphasis on critical thinking, open-mindedness, supporting one’s viewpoint,
clarity of thought, vocabulary development and grammatical accuracy.
Junior AP English or Consent of Department.
elective course is a full year course and is the continuation of Advanced
Placement American Literature offered on the junior level.
Students will be expected to refine discussion and writing skills as they
offer critical analysis to literature. Both
expository and interpretive papers of significant length will be required.
Material covered will be taken from the same literary period as the
senior English course (see Senior English).
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This course includes the study of the nature and
psychology of the communication process, intrapersonal and interpersonal
communication, delivery techniques and skills needed for public speaking and
participation in the WHSFA forensic categories including:
Demonstration, Extemporaneous Speaking, Farrago, Four Minute speech,
Radio Speaking, Group Interpretation, Oratory, Play Acting, Poetry, Public
Address, Solo Acting, special Occasion Speaking, and Story Telling.
The Voice of Democracy speech Contest is required of the class.