Ms. Merit O'Hare
English III is the required junior English course. Emphasizing either the chronological sweep of American literature or a thematic development of important issues and ideas, English III offers students the opportunity to express themselves as independent thinkers within the context of their lives. Through juxtaposing student voices in the classroom with the voices of the authors, the course emphasizes the value and power of individuality and honors the diversity of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, experience and ideology that characterizes American literature.
English IV is a final offering in a sequence of courses emphasizing human communication in many forms and voices. The course highlights important origins, significant authors and movements of the human experience in world literature from European, African, Asian and other diverse cultures. Through a continued emphasis on and review of grammar, mechanics and composition, the course develops and refines skills in expository, personal and research-based writing.