English

ENGLISH 7

Course Description

In Grade 7 ELA , students will explore the subject of identity and social justice, and develop the strategies and habits that will help them become more proficient at reading literary and non-literary genres as well as discussing texts as a whole. Using the texts provided by both literature and from your own lives, learners will become more skilled at writing short stories, poetry and expository writing and personal memoirs. Students will participate in a research project based on human rights around the world, thereby improving their research know-how as well as helping them make connections with the greater world.

ENGLISH 8

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ENGLISH 9

Course Description

What do painting, literature, film, and music have in common? They are all art forms with skills and techniques that can be learned and improved through the process of creation. This class focuses on analyzing the foundational tools and elements of these art forms as a bridge to learning about the art and craft of writing. Incoming students get the opportunity to unleash their inner writers and take part in the act of creating various media. Through the observation, exploration and creation of a wide variety of written and visual media, students become nuanced readers and savvy writers.

ENGLISH 10

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Students in Grade 10 ELA will explore the subject of identity and human justice. Also, students will develop the strategies and habits that will help them become more proficient at reading literary and non-literary genres written in and beyond America. Using the texts provided by both literature and from their own lives, they will become more skilled at writing literature and essays: expository essays, literature dependent essays, research writing and short stories. By creating and maintaining an English Language Arts centered writing journal and folder over the course of the year, they will document their evolving skills and identities as readers, writers, and learners. In addition to engaging in individual and group learning, students will further develop the vocabulary and language connections that will allow them to demonstrate learning in and beyond English Language Arts. Students will study texts in depth and be expected to demonstrate high level analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills. 

ENGLISH 11

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What is the importance of studying our roots and our heritage? Does history really repeat itself? Why do humans keep records? In this class, students will take on the roles of researchers, analysts, storytellers, and journalists to uncover what secrets lie in the writings developed about the United States. Students will interact with literature from numerous eras and time periods throughout American history in order to better grasp what is most significant about being an American and embracing our culture. Discover what makes us a proud and patriotic people through interactions with plays, poems, narratives, novels, diaries, films, and non-fiction accounts highlighting the human perspective of American history.

ENGLISH 12

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Why does literature impact each person differently? What can we really learn from the world around us? Why is it important to understand how components of the world are all connected? In this class, students will take on the roles of investigators, philosophers, and critics to reveal how literature impacts us as individuals and ties us to our communities. Students will dissect and magnify what they read and write in order to better understand society and the ways each of us fits into it distinctly. We will discern how literature connects many facets of the world through exploratory studies of novels, plays, articles, research, poetry, and essays exhibiting numerous genres and ideologies to explore what we really believe to be the truth.