English 1 will stress the writing process in a varety of types of discourses, culminating in multi-paragragh composition. Effective and correct language usage, vocabulary development, and word functions are studied. With an increased emphasis on the interpretation of literature, attention is given to literary topics, universal themes, and literary terminology.
This course is designed to prepare students for the AP English Literature Exam. Students read a variety of literature genres - short stories, poetry, novels, and plays – and write literary analyses about their readings. Emphasis is also placed on expository and persuasive writing. Independent study and reading are strongly recommended.