Welcome to English I and II! - A year full of reading, writing, listening and speaking

  • Course Outline:
    Course Goals and Objectives:
    • to acquaint students with a variety of world literature
    • to respond to literature and support responses with examples from the written text
    • to promote organization in both written and oral tasks
    • to develop research skills and listening skills
    • to support personal opinions by using concrete examples
    • to provide creative writing and learning experiences
    • to enhance students' vocabulary and grammar skills through instruction and assignments
    • to incorporate the NYS standards into every lesson
    Reading Requirements for English I:
    Novels: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

    Plays: "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare & "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson

    Other Works:
    The Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving, "The Odyssey" excerpts by Homer

    Various Short Stories, Poems, Articles and Free Reads

    Reading Requirements for English II:

    Novels:  Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Night by Elie Wiesel

    Plays:  "Twelve Angry Men" by Rose, "Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare

    Other Works:  Various stories by Sherlock Holmes, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    Various Short Stories, Poems, Articles and Free Reads

    Supply List:

    2 inch binder
    Lined Paper
    Red, Blue/black pens
    5 dividers