Better Education. Brighter Future

English

Staff

Rob Witte
Melissa Kennedy
Natalie Vonarx
Sonya Francis

Courses Offered

Literature and Composition 1 (2 levels)
Literature and Composition 2 (3 levels)
American Literature (2 levels)
ACC Literature and Composition 3*
World Literature (2 levels)
ACC Literature and Composition 4*
Creative Writing
History of Film

Curriculum Highlights

After writing a traditional research paper junior year, seniors create a Multi-Genre Research Project in which they present a number of different pieces demonstrating an understanding of the information supported by an annotated bibliography.  Some examples of these different pieces include recipes, resumes, journal entries, wanted posters, trading cards, birth certificates, newspaper articles, etc.  Together these pieces reflect the research in a more unique and creative manner.

Creative Writing students participate in National Novel Writing Month, in which they develop characters and settings, peer review one another's work, and present their finished piece to the class.  Even the least confident writers are proud of their work by the end.

In History of Film students watch many movies, but they also compare the written novel material with the film version.  This allows the students to better understand the decisions made by directors when trying to remain loyal to the source material.