Notebook or binder (with paper) dedicated to English
A device to bring to class each day (if an issue, please contact your home high school)
Pens and pencils- we will handwrite at times
Highlighters- any color
A way to track/ plan assignment completion and due dates- this could be a planner, your phone calendar
Your district password/log-in information- please log in before the first day if possible
Grades will be updated continually in Infinite Campus throughout the school year.
LIST OF POTENTIAL NOVELS (English 11 and 12 only)
Students will understand the thematic progression of literature from the United States by studying literary texts across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. They will analyze and explain authors’ use of literary techniques through argumentative essays, discussions, and oral presentations. Students will flexibly use technology for both research and the presentation of information.
Students will engage in the study of literary movements in order to determine how various views affect the interpretation and understanding of literature, including pieces of world literature. They will also understand how works of literature are influenced by historical context. Students will participate in independent inquiry in which they reflect upon how their own choices and actions affect how they are perceived in the world as well as how they are influenced by the time period in which they live. Students will initiate inquiry, research, and present their findings in writing and as a formal presentation. Freshman Composition I and II Students will follow the curriculum of these courses via concurrent enrollment through Front Range Community College. Those who complete the courses with a C or better will earn three credits per semester.
Instructor: Abbie Martin