English I represents the first year of a two-year program covering curriculum for both Literature and Language. Works studied will include selections of fiction and non-fiction prose, drama, poetry, and a Shakespeare module. We focus on the acquisition of necessary skills, both written and oral, when approaching a text.
Students will learn strategies for analysis and close reading, the writing process and structure, practice with oral presentation and interactive discussion, and timed writing strategies. As a supplement to texts studied in the core curriculum, students will complete independent reading selections each semester along with an accompanying activity.
All students will partake in lessons introducing college preparatory skills in order to provide a solid foundation for the remainder of their high school English classes.