English

English 6 – consists of five areas: grammar, spelling, writing, reading, and vocabulary. Each area is Biblically based. Reading selections include literature that reflects Christian truths paired relevant vocabulary words taken from the story.  Spelling lessons teach students to apply spelling skills to aid in accurate written communication. Students learn parts of speech, punctuation, types of sentences, and writing skills in grammar. Students learn the five stages of writing: planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing as they complete a variety of writing assignments including a research report.

English 7 – provides students with a clear understanding of Basic English grammar for increasing proficiency in the use of English.  Students will sharpen the tools of language use, writing and grammar skills.  Students will grow as they expand their vocabulary and learn to use words in context.  Biblical truth is incorporated with a variety genres in literature, range of cultures, and develops critical thinking skills, with a focus on non-fictional and historical fiction.   In literature, students interpret and evaluate authors, works, themes, and terms in light of Scripture.  Writing is focused on persuasive, informative, and argumentative essays.  Grade level spelling and vocabulary skills are built upon.

English 8 – presents clear instruction in writing and grammar, including an overview of the writing process and many focused writing activities with a focus on narrative, informative, and argumentative writing. Writing & Grammar 8 reviews the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics, and discusses grammar elements such as participles.  This course emphasizes literature with a focus in non-fiction.  Students interpret and evaluate authors, works, themes, and terms in light of Scripture.

English 9 – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) Fundamentals of Literature, Writing and Grammar: students learn the basic fundamentals of literature, such as character, theme, setting, and so on. Theses fundamentals are studied by critically reading a broad selection of short stories, poems, and excerpts from classical and contemporary novels and plays. In the grammar portion of the class, the students learn the basic building block of grammar and how to use these rules to enhance their writing skills. Also in this class, the students learn a variety of vocabulary, write multiple different styles of essays and papers, and read an entire novel as a class.

English 10 – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) Elements of Literature and Writing: students learn the more complex literary tools that authors use in their writing, and they also learn how to appreciate the many different genres of Literature, reading stories, essays, and poetry from around the world. In the grammar portion of the class, the students will take their mastery of the English language to the next level, which will immensely help prepare them for writing at a college level. Also in this class, they will grow their vocabulary and also develop writing skills by writing a variety of different papers and essays.

English 11 – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) American Literature: provides the students a wide selection of widely esteemed American Literature, providing the historical and cultural context for the selections. Also, the students will read some of America’s greatest novels, and develop their writing skills through a variety of writing projects.

English 12 – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) English Literature: This class traces the English literary tradition starting from first beginnings in Beowulf all the way to modern times with The Screwtape Letters. This class provides a great overview of English literature, providing the historical and cultural context of the literature. This class will also prepare students for the writing, reading, and vocabulary levels they will be expected to be in for college.

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