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English Department

          English classes offer students a rich and rewarding experience that goes beyond simply reading and analyzing literature. These classes are an opportunity to explore the power of language and storytelling. Through studying various works of literature, students develop a deep appreciation for the written word and its ability to inspire, challenge, and provoke thought. 

 

          Students engage in lively discussions, debates, and close readings of texts, honing their critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition, English classes foster creativity and self-expression through writing assignments, where students learn to craft compelling narratives, persuasive arguments, and insightful analyses. By delving into both classic and contemporary literature, students develop strong communication skills, critical literacy, and a lifelong love for reading and writing.

 

Courses Offered:

 

English 1 - Ninth grade survey course designed to provide students with a taste of everything to come in high school English and build a foundation of tools and skills for deeper study. 

 

English 2 - Tenth grade English is a survey course on American Literature. Students discover American authors from the beginning of the colonies to present time while learning the literary techniques used by these authors to stimulate and motivate the readers. Students are also exposed to expository writing with in class essays and reports throughout the year. 

 

English 3 - Eleventh grade is a survey of major British authors along with cultural and literary theory. 

 

English 4 - World Literature provides twelfth grade students with a survey of authors and cultures with an emphasis on post-structural analysis. 

 

AP English Languages - Rhetorical analysis is taught in AP English Language.  Students are exposed to a variety of readings from literature, opinions, and paintings. The students then learn how to analyze and write rhetorical essays, voicing their opinions on the subjects using personal knowledge. Students also learn how to take several articles on the same subject, and synthesize them into one rhetorical essay. 

 

AP English Literature and Composition -The Advanced Placement Literature and Composition course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to pass the AP exam and, therefore, successfully earn college level credit.

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