122 LANGUAGE ARTS

This course is intended for students with average reading and writing skills. It is designed to help students develop language skills. Students will study the relationships among words as well as interpret and evaluate the content of a myriad of reading materials, including classic contemporary literature. Students will also write a variety of compositions using Standard English grammar, deliver formal speeches, and use verbal and non-verbal communication in practical situations. Students will receive a writing workbook, which accompanies the course.

130 STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE

This course is intended for students with above average reading and writing skills. This course covers influential British works and writers from Angle-Saxon times to present day. Students learn the broad characteristics of different literary styles and read, analyze and interpret works in historical and contemporary contexts. Authors studied may include Chaucer, Marlowe, Blake, Milton, Byron, Shelley and Keats. Units of study will include short fiction, drama, poetry, the novel, non-fiction, vocabulary and speech. Writing assignments will include essays of literary analysis and the ACT essay. Students will receive an AP, an ACT and a vocabulary workbook, which accompanies the course.

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