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English

This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration, to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques, and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.

Unit 1

Lesson 1: Starting the Path to Creative Writing

Lesson 2: Finding Your Creative Light

Lesson 3: Fiction First

Lesson 4: A Fictional Place

Midterm

Unit 2Lesson 5: Speech in WritingLesson 6:When Truth Meets ImaginationLesson 7: Finding Your Inner PoetLesson 8: Revision and PurposeFinal Exam

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.

Focused on application, this first semester sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with pieces of nonfiction and fiction literature. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills, grammar, and vocabulary and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. Students will write narrative and research-based essays. There are a variety of authors that include George Orwell, Mark Aronson and Marina Budhos, and Jack London.

ELA 10 A

Unit 1- Stories from around the World

Unit 2- Live-Changing Journeys

Unit 3- Sugar Changed the World

Unit 4- The Power of Humor

Unit 5- Animal Farm

Unit 6- To Build a Fire

Focused on application, this second semester sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with pieces of nonfiction and fiction literature. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills, grammar, and vocabulary and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. Students will write an argumentative essay and also create a multimedia presentation. There are a variety of authors that include Shakespeare, Henrick Ibsen, Virginia Woolf, and Machiavelli.

ELA 10 B

Unit 1- The Art of Argument

Unit 2- The Human Experience

Unit 3- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Unit 4- Globalization and the Future

Unit 5- Mrs. Dallway

This first semester junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through early twenty-first century works. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their grammar skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Essay types include narrative and argumentative. Students read a range of complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charlotte Brontë. 

ELA 11 A

Unit 1- American Roots: From Native Traditions to the American Revolution

Unit 2- Bright Romanticism: American Individualism

Unit 3- Dark Romanticism: American Gothic

Unit 4- A Nation Dividing and Expanding

Unit 5- Make it New! Early Modernism

Unit 6- Jane Eyre

This second semester junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early nineteenth century through contemporary works. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their grammar skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Essay and project types include research-based argumentative,media analysis essays and a multimedia presentation. Students read a range of complex texts, including works by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Tan.

ELA 11 B

Unit 1- Nineteenth Century Literature and Before

Unit 2- The Roaring Twenties, Modernism, and Postwar Outlooks

Unit 3- I, too, Am American: The Harlem Renaissance and Cultural Rebellion

Unit 4- Heritage and Multicultural American Identities

Unit 5- Globalization and the Information Age: Postmodernism into the Twenty-First Century

This first semester senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxon writing to the Enlightenment period. With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Queen Elizabeth I.

ELA 12 A

Unit 1- Epic Beginnings

Unit 2- From the Middle Ages Through the Renaissance 

Unit 3- The Tragedy of Hamlet

Unit 4- The Enlightenment

Unit 5- The Gothic Novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This second semester senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Nineteenth century writing to the modern period. With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including H. G. Wells, John Keats, Pat Mora, and George Orwell. 

ELA 12 B

Unit 1- Romanticism and Nineteenth Century Literature in England

Unit 2- The First Half of the Twentieth Century

Unit 3- Cultural Reflections in Art and Artifacts

Unit 4- Contemporary Voice and Informational Texts

Unit 5- 1984

This freshman-year first semester English course engages students in literary analysis of great texts both classic and contemporary. Interwoven in the lessons are activities that encourage students to strengthen their grammar, writing, and reading informational texts. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey. They will also study short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

ELA 9 A

Unit 1- Mythology

Unit 2- The Epic Hero’s Quest

Unit 3- Individuality and Conformity

Unit 4- Nature and the Environment

Unit 5- Reading Informational Text

Unit 6- How to Write Effectively

This freshman-year second semester English course engages students in literary analysis of great texts both classic and contemporary. Interwoven in the lessons are activities that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, and O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi.” They will also study short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Paul Janeczko, Simon Singh, and Sue Macy round out the course.

ELA 9 B

Unit 1- Mystery and Suspense

Unit 2- Love, Tragedy, and Drama: An Introduction to Shakespeare

Unit 3- Fighting for Equality and Unity

Unit 4- Caring and Making a Difference

Unit 5- Wheels of Change

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