Year Credits: 5
Graduation Requirement: English
English 1 is designed to set the foundation for all other English/Language Arts courses. During this course, students will develop their skills in close reading, annotation, literary analysis, research, grammar, and vocabulary. Students are introduced to many genres of literature including short stories, drama, poetry, epic poetry, novels, and nonfiction, and students will study both classic and contemporary works.
In this course students will explore the theme of the Hero's/Heroine's journey or the monomyth beginning with a study of Greek mythology and The Odyssey. Students will also be introduced to Shakespeare - his life, theater and work. In addition, students will learn the importance of time management and strong study skills.