English I courses

  • ENGLISH I CP

    GRADE: 9 / CREDITS: 5 / COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES

    PREREQUISITES: Freshman standing

    Students in CP English I work on the skills they need in both high school and college.  They develop their writing skills by studying and practicing the writing of sentences and paragraphs, an autobiographical narrative,  and an essay. They develop their close reading and analytical skills through the examination of works of fiction and nonfiction, including a novel length text, short stories, and various articles and informational texts.  Students develop speaking skills and increase their academic vocabulary through structured small and large group discussions, as well as group and individual presentations.  

    ENGLISH I AS

    GRADE: 9 / CREDITS: 5 / COLLEGE RECOMMENDED? YES

    PREREQUISITES: Recommendation of eighth grade teacher and/or counselor

    Freshman English AS focuses on the close analysis of literature and various types of nonfiction texts.  Students are exposed to literary genres such as novels and short stories, and through the examination of these texts they become familiar with a variety of literary devices, focusing most heavily on figurative language, diction, elements of plot, and characterization. Students are asked to write extensively, in the form of paragraphs and essays, as well as an autobiographical narrative.  Students develop speaking skills and increase their academic vocabulary through structured small and large group discussions, as well as group and individual presentations.