Students will be introduced to various forms and authors of creative writing. Students will create their own literary works including poetry, ballads, fables, tall tales, and short stories. Students will also read and analyze four literary works covering various genres including English and American literature. Students will complete papers/projects based on these novels.
Books:
A Christmas Carol, Charles **ens (Bantam Classics)
The Gift of the Magi & Other Short Stories, O. Henry (A Dover Thrift Edition)
Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe (Signet Classic)

Students will learn how to write various five paragraph essays including narrative, persuasive, expository, and descriptive. Students will learn how to organize and communicate ideas concisely and coherently using topic sentences, supporting details, and transitional devices. Students will also analyze four literary works, including science fiction, short stories, adventure, and a Shakespearean play. Students will complete papers/projects based on the readings.
Books:
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
All Quiet On the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (A Mass Market Paperback)
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (Barnes and Noble Classic)

Students will learn how to write various five paragraph essays including narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive. Students will learn how to support arguments coherently using text evidence in literary essays. Students will also analyze four literary works in terms of themes and symbols by annotating each novel. Students will complete literary papers in MLA format based on the readings.
Books
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (A Mass Market Paperback)
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (Barnes and Noble Classic)

Students will complete a research paper using the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. This will include choosing a topic, forming a thesis statement, researching the topic, creating an outline, and writing a research paper using in-text citation with a Works Cited page. Students will also read and analyze three literary works covering various genres including English and American literature. Students will complete papers/projects based on these novels.
Textbook: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition (978-1603292627)
Books:
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton – Signet Classic
Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Scarlett Pimpernel, B. Orczy – Signet Classic

This course focuses on literature and composition. Students will analyze four literary works including an epic, an American play, and European works. Students will learn various types of composition, including narrative and descriptive essays. In addition, practical writing such as resume and cover letter preparation will be covered.
Books:
The Odyssey by Homer - Penguin Classic
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – McGraw-Hill
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder - Harper-Collins
Great Expectations by Charles **ens – Dover Publications

This course focuses on advance literature and composition. Students will analyze literary works, including an American play and a European novel. Students will learn various types of composition, including narrative and descriptive essays. In addition, practical writing such as resume and cover letter preparation will be covered. This Honors course will focus on preparing literacy analyses of student essays pertaining to the literature. By the end of the course, students will be able to construct an independent literary analysis. 

Books:
The Odyssey, Homer (Penguin Classics, edited by H. Rieu)
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (Mass Market Paperback, Abridged by Lowell Blair)
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts, Thornton Wilder (Perennial Classics)
Great Expectations, Charles **ens (Barnes and Noble Classic Series)

This course focuses on advanced literature and composition topics. Students will analyze poetry from poets such as Wordsworth, **inson, Frost, and Poe. Students will analyze and critique literary works, including both novel studies and short studies, and several non-fiction historical texts. Students will learn about various types of composition including position papers and responses to literature. 
Books:
Best Remembered Poems, edited and annotated by Martin Gardner
Anthem, Ayn Rand
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Reading the American Past, Selected Historical Documents, 4th edition, Michael Johnson
The World's Greatest Short Stories, edited by James Daley