ENGLISH I PRE-AP
English I Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) is designed as part of an accelerated program that will ultimately prepare students to take advanced-placement tests in their junior and senior years of high school. Students in this course are often operating at the level of a high school junior and enjoy the challenge of these reading and writing intensive assignments. In this course, emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development and units of advanced syntax and usage. Major literary works will include a choice of a young adult fiction book, House on Mango Street; To Kill a Mockingbird; Romeo and Juliet; and a classic novel. In addition, selected short stories, nonfiction, and poetry will be studied. There will be major grade process writing assignments which include analytical and expository pieces, as well as in-class timed-writings. There will also be frequent discussions, occasional major projects, periodic research, and daily outside reading.