To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.
To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.
To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).
To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.
To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.
To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being.
Reading literature and informational texts:
Speaking and Listening:
2- Memoir: Night & The Circuit
3- Sentences: Sentence Structure
4- Sentences: Punctuation
5- Sentences: Subject-Verb Agreement
6- Parts of Speech: Pronoun Usage
7- Parts of Speech: Verb Usage
9- Writing: Strategies
10- Writing: Editing Strategies
11- Writing: Types of Essays
12- Myths/Legends: King Arthur
14- Research: Information Sources
15- Research: Critical Thinking
16- Novel: Things Fall Apart
17- Writing: Business Letters
18- Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
19- Course Survey