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English I (Semesters 1 & 2)

English I students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis. Students edit their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English and produce final, error-free drafts. Emphasis is placed on organizing logical arguments, clearly related definitions, theses, and evidence. Students read from multiple genres including world literature, novels, poetry, and dramas.

English II (Semesters 1 & 2)

English II continues to increase and refine communication skills. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions. They will edit their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English and produce final, error-free drafts. In English II students practice all forms of writing such as logical arguments, expressions of opinion, and personal forms of writing. These personal forms of writing may include a response to literature, a reflective essay, or an autobiographical narrative. English II students read from multiple genres including world literature, novels, poetry, and dramas. Students interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary work.

English III (Semesters 1 & 2)

English III continues to increase and refine communication skills. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions. They will edit their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English and produce final, error-free drafts. In English III, students practice all forms of writing such as business forms, reports, business memos, the narrative of procedure, the summary or abstract, and resume. English III students read from multiple genres including American literature, and other works of world literature. Periods from American literature may include the pre-colonial period, colonial and revolutionary periods, romanticism and idealism, realism, naturalism, early 20th century, and late 20th century. Students interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary work.

English IV (Semesters 1 & 2)

English IV continues to increase and refine communication skills. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions. They will edit their papers for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English and produce final, error-free drafts. In English IV students are expected to write in a variety of forms, including business, personal, literary, and persuasive texts. English IV students read from multiple genres including British literature, and other works of world literature. Periods from British literature may include old English period, medieval and English renaissance, 17th century, 18th century, romantic period, Victorian period, modern, and postmodern period. Students interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary work.

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