Class Description: In this class we will be reading 20th century world literature including classical, mythical, traditional and non-fiction representing a range of cultures. Students also analyze related media to make connections within and across genres. After reading selected literary pieces, students analyze the literature through class discussion and through writing. Students are expected to write clear and coherent compositions following accepted form and convention, then to proofread, to revise and to evaluate their own work and that of others. Literary and common vocabularies are studied, as is poetry, drama, and informational texts. The overall aim is to lay the educational foundation required by the workplace, technical school, and/or college/university.
1st Semester major worksFahrenheit 451MacbethPoetryPersuasive Analysis & WritingGrammar study2nd Semester major worksOf Mice and MenAnimal FarmInformational textExpository WritingResearch paperTests Scheduled:Sept. 5/6 - Literary TermsSept. 19/20 - Added Literary TermsDec. 4 - STAAR makeup English 1Dec. 6 - STAAR makeup English 2Apr. 12 - STAAR English 2