English I

Full-year course - 1 credit

The English I curriculum combines the language arts strands of language, speaking and listening, reading, and writing. Our study of language will include grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. English I focuses on grammar instruction that will help the students punctuate their writing correctly. We will study both literature and informational text in our reading units. Throughout the year students will produce a wide variety of narrative, informative, and argumentative writing. In that writing, they will often draw evidence from the literary and informational texts they are studying as well as conduct research to build and present their knowledge. Students will be expected to read at least two books per quarter each year of high school. They will also do books talks and other activities as they are reading those books, which will be a significant part of their grade each quarter.