Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation or English Honors III, FCAT Reading level 3 or higher,FCAT writing level 4 or higher
Type of Credit: English/Language Arts
This course emphasizes instruction in written and oral analysis of major literary works of various genres from British, American, or world literatures. Selections include fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry chosen for their literary and cultural importance. Composition instruction will emphasize formal critical papers that interpret or respond to literary readings. Reference skills and methods of summarizing information will be taught in relation to the production of documented papers. Use of electronic media such as desktop publishing, presentation software, or the internet will be incorporated in the course. Language study will include usage, mechanics, spelling, and other elements of standard written English, as well as the effect of cultural influences on the development of the English language. The level of discourse in classroom discussion will emphasize analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.