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Jones College Prep English Department Course Descriptions

English I – Survey of Literature Students analyze various literary genres, including nonfiction, essays, drama, short stories, and poetry, as well as biographical, autobiographical, and informational readings. Students write in narrative, descriptive, literary, creative, and expository styles, and gain a variety of writing skills, including the peer review and revision processes. As they will write for a variety of audiences and purposes, students will discuss and experiment with tone, style, and word choice. The successful completion of a research paper is required in this course.

Prerequisites: None

1 credit

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ English II American Literature Students will evaluate the literature of explorers, settlers, and minority groups from the colonial through modern periods in a curriculum encompassing biographies, essays, novels, short stories, poetry, and drama. Students will also continue to develop conventional writing skills and achieve mastery in writing for a variety of occasions (particularly literary analysis) by producing short

and extended writings that demonstrate research, analytical, evaluative, creative and higherorder thinking skills.

lish I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Prerequisites: Eng _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

English III British Literature

Students read an overview of British literature from the Medieval period to the Modern, integrating a study of history to better supply a context for an appreciation and understanding of the literature, with emphasis on a variety of prose and poetic genres. Students write critical and argumentative essays, complete a research paper, engage in creative writing projects, and make technologyassisted oral presentations. Preparation for ACT, SAT and high stakes tests is incorporated during the year through the application of critical thinking skills in class discussions and assignments, as well as through assessments using standardized test formats.

Prerequisites: English II

1 credit

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ English IV World Literature Students read and examine world literature, using advanced techniques of composition to analyze a variety of literary genres. Students evaluate the language used in the various readings, and investigate the cultural and historical contexts that produced the works under study. Students complete an extensive, crosscurricular research paper, demonstrating mastery of research skills and

effective written language. Students also prepare for the ACT, SAT, and college entrance exams.

Prerequisites: English III

1 credit

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ English III AP English Literature and Composition In this collegelevel course, students read carefully and critically to analyze literature, developing skills in analyzing and evaluating structure, style, themes, figurative language, tone, and purpose. Students analyze a variety of literature selections representative of a number of genres from writers of the world, with an emphasis on British Literature, and demonstrate an appreciation for the written word. Students write to understand, to explain, and to evaluate, using different modes of writing including, but not limited to, timed and promptbased writings and essays developed through the writing and revision process. All essays and class discussion respond to literature (in content, in cultural/sociological/historical context, in style, in literary analysis) in a manner that is persuasive, argumentative, expository, or analytical/interpretive, whether the essay is modeled on the literature (such as

through writing one's own satirical essay) or directly responding to the literature through quotes and analysis of the material.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisites: English II _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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