23.0610715 English I Literature and Composition CPA (Y)
23.0610724 English I Literature and Composition CP (Y)
Required of 9 th grade students
For the student who has strong language arts skills, this course develops reading ability and introduces literary terms describing elements of the short story, novel, poetry and drama. Writing instruction emphasizes sentence maturity, paragraph development, and essay introduction. To enhance reading comprehension, vocabulary is studied. Grammar study includes recognition of parts of speech and analysis of sentence structure.
23.0610734 English I Literature and Composition H (Y)
Required of 9 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student who demonstrates a high degree of language arts skill. Literature study emphasizes the genres: poetry, short stories, novels, plays, epic poetry, and an in-depth study of Greek mythology. Students will learn to read critically and analytically while appreciating language. Writing instruction emphasizes literary analysis, focusing on organization of an argument, style, and mechanics. Grammar study is thorough, and vocabulary study builds on etymology
23.0620716 English II Literature and Composition CPA (Y)
23.0620725 English II Literature and COmposition CP (Y)
Required of 10 th grade students
This course provides wide reading in world literature, organized around both literary genres and universal themes. Outside novels, plays, and poetry are read throughout the year with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Writing includes narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive paragraphs and essays in MLA format; skills in literary analysis and research are developed. Grammar and vocabulary are studied.
23.0620735 English II Literature and Composition H (Y)
Required of 10 th grade students with Department approval
This course is designed for the student who demonstrates a high degree of language arts skill. It emphasizes the critical analysis of a variety of literary selections in preparation for the AP English classes in the junior and senior years. This class provides wide reading in world literature, organized around essential questions, themes, and literary genres. Writing includes narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive essays; creative, critical and research skills are developed. A short research paper using MLA guidelines is required. Grammar and vocabulary are studied.
23.0510717 American Literature/College Writing CPA (Y)
23.0510726 American Literature/College Writing CP (Y)
Required of 11 th grade students
This course is a survey of the themes of many writers of American literature drawn from varied traditions. Students write expository and argumentative essays on literary and general topics; creative writing is included. Critical thinking, research, and writing skills continue to be developed. A review of grammar and a study of vocabulary are part of the curriculum.
23.0430746 Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (Y)
Required of 11 th grade students with Department approval
Students in this college-level course will have previously demonstrated strong writing and analytical skills. Students explore the standard American literature curriculum with an emphasis on how language works and the rhetorical choices writers make. Major American authors, outside novels, plays, and non-fiction prose are analyzed in depth with extensive expository and persuasive writing on literary topics. Creative writing is also included, as are vocabulary study and a review of grammar and usage as necessary. Students are required to take the AP English Language Exam in May.
23.0520737 British Literature/Creative Writing H (Y)
Required of 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course has been designed for students who demonstrate above-average analytical writing skills, who need only to hone these skills to prepare for college coursework, and who desire to explore their creative selves by composing poetry, drama, and short fiction. In this course, students examine major works of British literature, analyze through writing the social, political, and artistic merit of them, and compose their own literary works using the traditional techniques of British authors.
23.0520718 British Literature/College Writing CPA (Y)
23.0520728 British Literature/College Writing CP (Y)
Required of 12 th grade students
This course combines major works of English literature with a development of more mature writing skills. Writing includes techniques of exposition, argumentation and literary criticism with attention to mechanics and usage. Students practice writing personal essays; the goal is to develop clear expression and logical organization. Students read and analyze plays and outside novels; vocabulary study is also part of the curriculum.
23.0650748 Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (Y)
Required of 12 th grade students with Department approval
This course has been designed for the student who has acquired skill in analyzing literature and writing well and who wishes to attempt to receive college credit through the AP exam. The course includes a study of major British writers, outside novels and plays, critical writing, research and creative writing. Students are required to take the AP exam in May.
23.0510719 Classics of Film and Literature CP (S)
Offered to 12 th grade students with Department approval
Significant films and literary works are studied for their narrative, dramatic, and cinematic value. This course combines the art of fiction and the art of cinema to encourage students to read, write about, and observe classic works of literature which have been translated into film. Outside reading, research, writing, and group film projects are part of the curriculum .