Introduction to Literature
Upon completion of English I, students will have an increased ability to understand and analyze literature. These goals will be accomplished through literatures circles, culminating in a group project and presentation and individual and independent projects which will include a writing component. These activities are designed to enhance their skills and apply the skills they have learned. Through this course, students will read a broad array of classic literature, ranging from the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and contemporary pieces by authors such as Earnest Hemingway and Maya Angelou. Improving writing skills will be at the center of this class. Students will receive consistent instruction, practice, and evaluation regarding planning, writing, and editing effective essays. Grammar and vocabulary instruction will be a regular part of the class. In addition, students will take regular quizzes, tests, a mid-term and semester exam.
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