Course Information

This is an accelerated and enriched literature-based composition course. The genres of the short story, novel, nonfiction, poetry and drama will be emphasized. Students will study and practice formal and creative composition skills, especially through description, exposition, narration, process, reflection and persuasion. Students will learn the write the personal and primary source essays utilizing MLA documentation style. Students will utilize library, research and study skills, review grammar skills and enhance vocabulary skills. Students will be introduced to and encouraged to practice public speaking skills in small and large group cooperative learning and project working experiences. Students will utilize appropriate technology to accomplish particular curricular goals in presenting information.

Course handout and grading information details are found on e-backpack.

Honors Composition and Literature Unit Links/Study Guides
2018-19 School Year

(in approximate order)

  • Pears on a Willow Tree by Leslie Pietrzyk
  • Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  • Outcasts United by Warren St. John (official book site)
  • Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Chinese Research Project Details (still has dates/details from previous years)
  • Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare
  • Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    Summer reading suggestions - a cool flow chart of ideas and a list from past students