English I Honors

English I Honors
This course is designed for the accelerated English student.  The course presents an in-depth study of the elements of literature and literary genres including short stories, poetry, novels and drama. In addition, a focus on challenging nonfiction and informational texts is also presented. Students are required to regularly read selections independently. The writing focus provides extensive practice in argument writing as well as narrative and expository writing. Students in English 1 Honors are expected to possess a mastery of the conventions of grammar, usage, and mechanics at, or above, grade level.

Grading Percentages
Major Assessments: 55%
Minor Assessments: 30%
Class Participation: 10%
Homework: 5%