English 101 Prep
Teacher: Holly Van Houten
Mat Fees: $30
Cost: $330 or $310 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments
TWO HOUR CLASS
A-G CREDIT AVAILABLE
Homework: YES. This is a writing class where all students are required to complete homework assignments and teachers will be assessing these assignments, returning them to students for their learning portfolios and/or for revision. Plan on 3 hours / week. Homework will start in-class to help students receive individualized and group help in outlining, thesis development and other skills.
This class will cover a variety of literary forms, including novels, plays, poems, short stories and speeches. Students will have a chance to explore wonderful works of literature with their peers. They will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and exercise their critical thinking skills, while enjoying imaginative literature that will stay with them forever! The Writing Process will also be a central focus in this course, as students apply their creative and analytical thinking to these marvelous works of literature. Students will not only have an opportunity to express their ideas, argue their opinions and demonstrate their understanding in our class discussions, but they will also organize, develop and argue those ideas in their writing. In addition to longer, academic essays, students will have an opportunity to write reader-response pages, an in-class essay and a speech. They will also prepare oral presentations for the class. Students will learn research techniques and MLA documentation as they develop their persuasive, analytical, expository and descriptive writing skills. As students practice their writing skills, they will also build their understanding of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, punctuation and the conventions of formal writing. Students interested in doing the work will be able to receive a-g credit for this class!