This course promotes excellence in English language arts through enriched experiences through the strands of reading process, literary analysis, writing process, writing applications, communication, and information and media literacy. Instruction includes frequent practice in writing various types of multi-paragraph essays, including documented papers; written and oral analysis of American literature representing the ethnic and cultural diversity of the American experience; and analysis of American dialects reflected in the literature. Reference skills and methods of summarizing are taught in the production of documented papers/projects. All phases of the writing process are utilized where appropriate (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). Formal and informal speech experiences are provided. Technology is incorporated into all aspects of the course.
Prerequisite: English 2 Honors