Mrs. Kathy Bryan


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English 2

Students in grade 10 continue their study of literary devices and close reading through study of all genres of world literature.  They focus on writing thesis-driven literary analysis essays and applying their academic research skills (using Big6 strategies) to produce a thesis based research paper using MLA format. They continue their study of vocabulary and grammar to prepare for standardized tests and effective written and oral communication.

English 3

Course Description

English 3 is a yearlong required course for college preparatory juniors.  Students examine the works of significant American authors, genres, and movements.  Students develop critical thinking skills by analyzing readings in class discussions and by writing formal literary analysis essays.  Students focus on clearly articulating ideas through process-oriented writing, practicing both analytic and creative responses. Students read and evaluate literary criticism and then write a critical essay based on the student’s critical reading and research of a particular contemporary American author.  Students practice using academic research skills to plan and produce an MLA documented final product that reflects their understanding of academic research and analytic writing.  Students will enhance their study of grammar and vocabulary as it relates to PSAT and SAT tests and written and oral communication skills.