• Course Overview

    This course is the second in a 09-12 sequence of advanced English courses designed for highly motivated students looking to strengthen their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This course will broaden the perspectives of students as we deal with literature from a variety of sources in order to assist them in becoming culturally, technologically, and academically literate citizens within their communities. Furthermore, by interacting with classic, modern, and contemporary works, students will have the opportunity to develop their own personal perspectives of the world in which they live, and apply them in their daily lives.

    In this advanced class, the expectation will be for high quality and quantity as students meet and exceed state standards. There will be a strong emphasis on literary analysis and building rhetorical skills in order to prepare these students for other advanced courses.

    With the following theme at its heart: Adversity, and Diversity: Justice around the World, students will focus on the following units of study:

    • Analyzing and Crafting Effective Rhetorical Argument
    • Developing Empathy in the Face of a Single Story
    • Examining Societal Conflict
    • Shakespeare: The Art and Craft of the Playwright