This course is designed to increase students' fluency in formal written English. Students are introduced to the process of reading and analyzing literature. Special emphasis is placed on the development of skills necessary for good reading comprehension. Students are engaged in the writing process. They learn to gather information, organize ideas, and to find focus in their writing. Instruction in grammar is integrated with the writing component. Students learn basic sentence patterns, basic usage, punctuation, and spelling as part of the editing process.
Please note that absence from school is not an excuse for late work. It is the student's responsibility to find out what work he or she has missed
Homework will be given each evening. Homework will be collected and graded at random several times each quarter. Quizzes will be given at random to ensure that reading assignments are completed. All essays should be typed, double-spaced, and use 12 Pt. Times New Roman font. Late assignments will not be accepted. Test material will come from the readings, notes, and homework.
2 Folder (each class will be designated a specific color)