Explore different modes of writing by focusing heavily on the history and development of literature in America by reading short stories, novels, myths, poetry, drama, & nonfiction. Students will also explore these genres in their own writing. Writing will be done formally & informally, using the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, & proofreading. Students will also be expected to verbalize their findings in both oral & written responses to the literature we read. Vocabulary & genre will be emphasized when being evaluated. In addition to focusing on literature, this class will also examine informational texts, evaluating how we encounter these in our daily lives and the effect these have on society.
- Teacher: Ashley Reeves