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        English 10 - Honors

In this survey approach to the study of literature, students will closely read and comprehend a variety of works such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Great Gatsby. Students will also read a play by William Shakespeare. There will be an emphasis on analysis of how different authors address similar themes and topics. Students will build their knowledge of language conventions by studying grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students will learn to write based on research for a range of tasks. Students will e technology to present new knowledge and ideas in a collaborative manner. This class is designed for the student who is planning on attending a four-year college; there is more depth of understanding and rigor required in this course.     

Course Syllabus: Syllabus English 10 Honors

Common Core Reading Standards     Common Core Writing Standards Common Core Speaking & Listening Standards          Common Core Reading Standards for Informational Texts

English 10 Honors Schedule November 4

English 10 Honors Schedule November 12

English 10 Honors Schedule November 18

 

 

English 11 Honors

What are universal themes that are reflected in literature from around the world?  In this survey approach to the study of world literature, students will closely read and comprehend a variety of works from authors around the globe, such as Things Fall Apart and All Quiet on the Western Front. There will be an emphasis on analysis of how different authors address similar themes and topics. Students will build their knowledge of language conventions by studying grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students will learn to write based on research for a range of tasks. Students will use technology to present new knowledge and ideas in a collaborative manner. This class is designed for the student who is planning on attending a four-year college; there is more depth of understanding and rigor required in this course.

Course Syllabus Syllabus English 11 Honors

English 11 Honors November 4

English 11 Honors Schedule November 12

English 11 Honors Schedule November 18

 

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition

How does one critically read and analyze a text? The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. Writing assignments focus on the critical analysis of literature and include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. College credit is contingent upon passing the Advanced Placement exam. Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level texts and apply the conventions of standard written English in their writing.

Course Syllabus AP-English-Syllabus-2019-2020

Common Core Reading Standards     Common Core Writing Standards Common Core Speaking & Listening Standards  Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Texts

AP English Literature and Composition Schedule November 4

AP English Literature and Composition Schedule November 12

AP English Literature and Composition Schedule November 18

 

College Composition I (183) Semester – 1 Credit (Fall 2019)

How is learning to write competently important to the way we think, read, and express ourselves to the world outside? College Composition I is a semester-long college course taught in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Students will learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of rhetorical strategies: description, narrative, example, classification, process analysis, comparison and contrast, definition, cause and effect, and argument. Emphasis is placed is on the writing process from pre-writing through drafting, revising, and editing. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for writing in college.

College-Composition-College-Composition-I-Syllabus-Fall 2019

Common Core Standards for Writing     Common Core Standards for Reading Common Core Standards for Speaking & Listening

College Composition Schedule November 12

College Composition Schedule November 18

 

 

 

 College Composition II: The Research Essay (Spring 2020)

The Research Essay builds on the skills and attitudes developed in College Composition I. Students will reach beyond personal knowledge toward expertise through research. Writing a variety of academic papers with strong emphasis on the research essay, students become active investigators, synthesizing traditional sources and personal expertise in order to combine insight and evidence.

Course Prerequisite: This course is open to seniors who have successfully completed College Composition I with a C or higher.

Course Syllabus-Research Essay Syllabus Spring 2019

 College Composition II Schedule January 28

College Composition II Schedule February 4

College Composition II Schedule February 11

College Composition Schedule February 19

College Composition II Schedule February 25

College Composition II Schedule March 4

College Composition II Schedule March 11

College Composition II Schedule March 25

Research Paper Draft due on Monday, May 13th.

 

Contemporary Literature (Offered Fall 2019)

How does close reading and reflection develop one’s reading skills?  In this class, students will examine works of poetry, prose, and drama from the last fifty years. Students will be able to summarize, make connections, and draw conclusions about literature and literary nonfiction.  Texts may include Life of Pi, The Lovely Bones, Snow Falling on Cedars, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Angela’s Ashes.

Contemporary Literature Syllabus Contemporary Literature Syllabus

The poster book project is due on Wednesday, November 13th.

The next book review is due on November 21st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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