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Summer Assignments:
AP Literature (Mr. Ehret)
AP English 12 (Humanities)

Duel Enrollment English Assignments:



EN109 ENGLISH 9 One Credit
English 9 advances the study of written and spoken communication skills. Literature study emphasizes genre and the understanding of literary terms and vocabulary.
 
EN109 ENGLISH 9 HONORS One Credit
English 9 Honors is a study of nonfiction, mythology, and an introduction to classical literature. Students Study Homer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Buck, Twain, and a variety of other authors in various genre such as the short story, the novel, drama, and poetry. Students analyze literary texts, determine relationships between form and content, and go beyond an emotional reaction to an intellectual response. Students read critically, asking pertinent questions about what they have read, recognizing assumptions and implications, and evaluating ideas. This course also concentrates on expository writing, literary analysis, and oral communication skills. Students draw conclusions, appraise, and speculate independently about the elements of literature.
 
EN110 ENGLISH 10 One Credit
English 10 stresses refinement of skills with emphasis on effective written and oral communications. Literature emphasizes character motivation and human relations through the study of American literature.
 
EN110 ENGLISH 10 HONORS One Credit
Literary selections of English 10 Honors include Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Cather, Twain, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and others. Students will explore various writing techniques and styles. These techniques will be used in their own expository, persuasive, and creative writings. Critiquing literary works is a major focus at this level. The fundamental elements of research will be applied directly to written and oral communications. Knowledge will be evident through oral presentations, written reports, analyses, and small/large group discussions.
 
EN111 ENGLISH 11 One Credit
This course is based upon a survey of British literature. Composition skills are further developed, emphasizing correctness, practicality, style, and fluency. A research paper is required.
 
EN111 ENGLISH 11 HONORS One Credit
The literature selections of English 11 Honors include works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, Bronte, and the Romantic poets, Hardy and Conrad. A variety of supplemental works will be used to enhance the program of literary appreciation/study. Literature will be used as a foundation for literary analysis, expository, and creative writing. Required research papers allow students to explore major types of criticism formalistic, archetypal, psychological. Other types of writing include reader responses and book reviews about particular works of literature. The goal of the Honors curriculum is to produce self-directed learners who are risk takers, highly motivated, and willing to share their views with others.
 
EN112 ENGLISH 12 One Credit
This course is based upon a survey of world literature and includes comparative studies of universal themes in literature and the history of language. Language study includes effective communication in all forms of expression and practical skills for the working or the academic world. A research paper is required.
 
EN112 ENGLISH 12 HONORS One Credit
This course is designed for highly motivated seniors who enjoy being academically challenged and who have successfully completed English 11 Honors. This class prepares students for the rigorous educational experiences demanded by competitive colleges and universities. Writing for a variety of audiences and purposes is a focal point of the class. Students will read and analyze world literature and will focus on comparative studies of universal themes. A research paper is required.
 
EN113 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE One Credit
This is a college-level course for selected seniors. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and writing in relation to literary analysis. World literature is the basis for study.

EN114 AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION One Credit
The AP Literature and Composition course develops students' interpretative skills as they read and write with increasing complexity and sophistication. This course is a year-long, college-level course for selected seniors. It will engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through close reading of selected texts, students shall expand their understanding of how writers use language to provide meaning. As they read, students shall consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. As they write and discuss, students shall express with focus and clarity their understanding of literature.
 
EN128 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE One Credit
African American Literature represents an important aspect of the Black experience in the United States as well as an integral part of American's cultural and literary heritage. Students learn how the African American experience as reflected in literature, history, and culture has helped to shape America.
 
EN129 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE 2 One Credit
This is an elective course designed to provide students of diverse ethnic backgrounds with the opportunity to study the history, literature, contributions, and culture of African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary times. The course will focus on larger works, such as contemporary novels and plays. Students will also delve deeper into the life and writings of one African American writer as a year long project.
 
EN136 SAT PREPARATION READING One-half Credit
This elective course is similar to a college level study skills course. Emphasis is placed on improving vocabulary in preparation for the SAT, developing critical thinking skills, increasing reading speed, refining research/study skills, and managing time.
 
EN151 CREATIVE WRITING 1 One Credit
This is an elective course designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore special writing interests through a variety of writing experiences. Students will be encouraged to refine their writing for possible inclusion in school literary publications. It is recommended only for those students who are interested in writing.
 
EN152 CREATIVE WRITING 2 One Credit
This is an elective course designed for those students with special writing talent and industry. These students will pursue more challenging and lengthy writing and possibly submit their works to publications outside the school.
 
EN153 CREATIVE WRITING 3 One Credit
This is an advanced elective course for students who have demonstrated a high degree of skill in and dedication to writing. Students will submit work to audiences outside the school.
 
EN164 YEARBOOK 1 One Credit
This course provides study in desktop publishing, layout, design, printing, and photography. Students help produce the school yearbook.
 
EN165 YEARBOOK 2 One Credit
Students in this course provide leadership and management in the publication of the school yearbook.
 
EN166 PUBLICATIONS One Credit
This course is designed for publications students who are interested in holding senior editor positions. Students will continue production of the school year book including, writing, copy editing, photography, layout and design, and business management.

AP Language and Composition
AP English Language and Composition is an extremely rigorous, challenging, and demanding course for high school students. The course will engage students in becoming skilled at analyzing, synthesizing, and composing writing for a variety of purposes. Both the student’s reading and writing should make students aware of the interconnectedness of a writer’s purpose and subject, an audience’s expectations, and the way the writer’s style, use of language conventions, syntax, and format, contribute to the effectiveness of the piece of writing or literature. The course allows students to write in a variety of forms like narrative, expository, exploratory, and argumentative touching on various subjects.

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