Students explore and analyze how America’s history affected its literature as they follow the chronological presentation of American literature in this course from early 1600’s to present. Students continue to gain experience in writing using the 6 traits for development and evaluation of their writing pieces, as well as writing in various writing genres. With the writing is a review of grammar as it relates to the editing of students’ work.
Vocabulary building is a part of the course throughout the year, focusing on classical roots. Students complete a detailed reading and study of one Shakespeare play as well as one novel by an American author. Students also continue reciving instruction and practice in basic speech communication, including informative and persuasive speeches