This class is the foundation for all other high school English classes. It is a complete high school class that includes grammar, writing, and literature. The focus of the class is writing and grammar so that students will flourish in their future classes. This class will cover a variety of writing assignments. Building from a basic essay model, students will construct narrative, persuasive, and personal essays. Students will also write creative essays and will write in response to literature. While working on a research paper, students will learn MLA format, including in-text citation of sources and Works Cited page. With a high school pace, students should expect to write 2-3 paragraphs a week. Grammar will be an integral part of each week's lesson. Lessons learned in grammar will be required in students' personal writings. Students should be reading quality literature. A reading log will be required from all students, and there is a recommended (but not required) list of books available.
Textbook: IEW's Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons, student book only. ISBN: 978-1-62341-232-6. IEW's Fix-it Grammar Book 5, student book only ISBN: 978-1-62341-365-1, Fourth Edition, January 2022 1 ½ in binder, dividers, 2 folders, loose leaf paper, pen/pencils, sheet protectors, access to home computer that includes Google Drive and email
A or B from a KEYS Middle School English class or adequate completion of the KEYS English placement evaluation
Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.
Supply fees are due to each teacher on the first day of class. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. They are a one-time fee.
Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.
What happens if a class is full? You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be waitlisted.