(Prerequisites: English I or English I Honors, English II or English II Honors, and English III or English III Honors) This course focuses on advanced literature and composition topics. Students will analyze four literary works. Students will learn about various types of composition including position papers and responses to literature. Finished assignments are expected to be in a standard format, free of most grammar and spelling errors. In an effort to prepare students for college, students will also improve their grammar and vocabulary skills, as well as develop a writing portfolio.
Textbook: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series 180 Daily Teaching Lessons – Grade 12 – Easygrammar.com (978-0-936981-56-7)(This link will take you to the Teacher Edition. However, scroll down and the student edition is also available)
Books: Below are the links to purchase each novel for English. A new copy of each novel is required. The purpose is for class unity and for students to be able to annotate while studying each novel:
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Mass Market Paperback, abridged by Lowell Blair)
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Odyssey by Homer Penguin Classics Edited by H. Rieu
- Our Town by Thornton Wilder