Course Description:

English 1 introduces students to the major genres, themes, and approaches that they will encounter throughout their high school career in the English classroom. Activities, assignments and thematic units will encourage students to make meaningful connections and to extend understanding beyond the text. Through a balance of contemporary and classic works from a multitude of genres, students will improve their writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills.

Unit Structure:

English 1 is organized into 4 units, 1 per quarter.  Each unit focuses on a different theme and includes work in reading literature and informational texts, writing, and language skills.  

Common Assessments:

Students are assessed commonly in reading, writing, and language skills each quarter.  Quarters 1 and 3 are formative assessments to determine strengths and weaknesses.  Quarters 2 and 4 culminate in common summative assessments.

Curriculum Documents:
E1-Quarter2 .pdf