English 1

This is the first year English class and a required course for all freshmen. The course presents literature of various cultures and genres in a thematic format. Students will improve writing skills through the process technique. They will also continue to improve skills in vocabulary, reading, grammar, punctuation, as well as study skills. It will assist students as the prepare for tests ranging in difficulty from from the California High School Exit Exam, the STAR California Standards Test and the SAT.
Nuts and Bolts
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Class Theme
The Conflict of Impulses:
Good vs. Evil

Life is about making choices. This year will be dedicated to the conflict of impulses. We will begin the year learning about Sigmund Freud's Psychology of Personality, focusing on the Id, Ego, and Superego. Students will apply these concepts to themselves through self-analysis and self-reflection. They will focus on the conscience and the importance of making good choices and reflecting on bad choices. Students will then apply the psychology concepts to literature.


Class Units
Projects and Preparation
  • Vocabulary
  • Academic Terminology
    • Figurative Language, Rhetorical Terms, Academic Vocabulary
  • Independent Reading
  • #NowTrending
    • Article of the Week
  • Research and Academic Integrity
    • Research skills, MLA Format, Plagiarism, In-text citations and Works Cited
  • Write Right!
  • Rhetoric and the Writer
    • Everything concerning writing and grammar
  • Rhetoric and the Reader
    • Close Reading and Annotations
  • Test Prep and College Steps
    • CAHSEE, EAP, SAT, Core Content Standards- Resources for both students and parents

More Literature and Projects

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Rebecca McKee,
Jul 14, 2012, 8:36 PM
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Rebecca McKee,
Jul 14, 2012, 8:36 PM