Honors English I

 

 

 

This fully integrated course is designed for highly motivated and/or college bound students and will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. The literature will encompass an in-depth study of the development and understanding of basic genres and their related terminology. Students will study a minimum of 2 novels and 1 play over the course of this class. Composition instruction will focus on writing as a process with the student producing at least 4 writing samples per semester reflecting different modes of composition (exposition, persuasion, imaginative, narrative, descriptive, and analytical). Research will be incorporated both semesters with students completing at least 2 research activities that emphasize the process of research. Students will study at least 7 units per semester from an appropriate vocabulary program. The fee will be applied toward student consumables.

 

Jennifer Stone

English I Honors, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Shakespeare & Great Plays
University of Wyoming, B.A. English/theater, education certification and French minor
19 years experience

 

Greg Fisher

English I, English I Honors, English IV, English IV Honors
Augustana College, BA. Secondary Education & History
3 years experience

 

Honors English II

 

 

 

This fully integrated course is designed for highly motivated and/or college bound students and will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. The literature will encompass an in-depth study of development and understanding of basic genres of world literature and their related terminology. Students will study a minimum of 4 major literary works over the course of this class. Composition instruction will focus on writing as a process with the student producing at least 4 writing samples per semester reflecting different modes of composition (exposition, persuasion, imaginative, narrative, descriptive, and analytical). Research will be incorporated both semesters with students completing at least 1 research activity and one expository/informative research paper. Both the activity and the paper will emphasize the process of research. Additionally, students will study at least 10 units per semester from an appropriate vocabulary program. The fee will be applied toward student consumables.

 

Deborah Brannon

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, English II, Leadership
Texas Christian University, B.A. Secondary Education & English specialization
University of Texas at Arlington, M.S. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
20 years experience

 

AP English Language and Composition

 

 

 

AP English Language and Composition combines the content of junior-level American Literature with an intensive college-level analysis of varieties of written prose. Students will participate in the writing process, timed writings and the study of examples of prose from periods and genres that will serve as models of effective styles. Students will take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Exam, which allows them the opportunity to qualify for college credit. Honors-level English courses in grades eight through ten are recommended for success in AP English III. Reading requirements include the college-level text, critical review of journal articles, and American literature content. Students will be responsible for purchasing a separate vocabulary book and covering the cost of the AP Exam, and may be asked to acquire additional reading materials. Students will be required to take the AP Language and Composition exam. Students who do not take the AP exam will have the Advanced Placement designation changed to an Honors designation on their transcript.

 

Deborah Brannon

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, English II, Leadership
Texas Christian University, B.A. Secondary Education & English specialization
University of Texas at Arlington, M.S. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
20 years experience


Honors English IV

 

 

 

This fully integrated course is designed for highly motivated and/or college bound students and will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. The literature will trace the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Post-Modern period. The major emphasis of the course is knowledge and understanding of predominant themes, types of literature and their related terminology, and the effects of culture on literature. Students will study a minimum of 4 major literary works over the course of this class. Composition instruction will focus on writing as a process with the student producing at least 4 writing samples per semester reflecting different modes of composition (exposition, persuasion, imaginative, narrative, descriptive, and analytical). Research will be incorporated both semesters with students completing at least 1 research activity and one analytical research paper. Both activity and the paper will emphasize the process of research. Additionally, students will study at least 10 units per semester from an appropriate vocabulary program. The fee will be applied toward student consumables.

 

Shelby Brown

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, English IV
Oral Roberts University, B.A. Business Education (Humanities minor)
12 years experience

 

Greg Fisher

English I, English I Honors, English IV, English IV Honors
Augustana College, BA. Secondary Education & History
3 years experience

 

AP English Literature and Composition

 

 

 

AP English Literature and Composition is designed to be a college/university level course and will be so indicated on a high school transcript. This course will provide students with the intellectual challenges and workload consistent with a typical undergraduate university English literature/humanities course. There will be a focus on World Literature with one unit reserved for British Literature. At the conclusion of this course, students will take the AP English Literature and Composition Exam given in April/May. A student who earns a grade of 3 or above on the exam will be granted college credit at most colleges/universities throughout the United States.

 

Shelby Brown

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, English IV
Oral Roberts University, B.A. Business Education (Humanities minor)
12 years experience