English 1

Credits (2)

Develop and enhance grammar and writing skills. Coverage of grammar rules. Students must master the use of nouns and verbs as well as learn how to avoid run-on sentences and fragments.

Reviewing vocabulary words to strengthen their understanding of terminology used in books and to acquire new words they can introduce into their own writing

Helps student become more comfortable with communicating to a variety of audiences and effectively interpreting what he reads so as to build his intellectual skills.

  • Understand and apply sentence construction, including modifiers and parallel structure.
  • Display understanding of grammar mechanics in writing.
  • Compose full-length essays with little to no errors.
  • Research, draft and edit an essay.
  • Write a variety of essay types that demonstrate reasoning and analytical abilities.

Resources:

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Not Pictured: Grammar-land by M.L. Nesbitt.

Daily Grammar.com

Quizlet.com

Video Resources:

Learn English with Emma- YouTube

Socratica -YouTube

EnglishVid.com

TED-Ed videos

 

Reading List:

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

Romeo and Juliet

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats  T.S. Eliot

Santa Filomena

The Christmas Carol Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Christmas Carol Christina Rossetti

The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson

Examples of work.

 

https://dkjsv05.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/mary-seacole-miss-sky/

https://dkjsv05.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/oliver-twist-miss-sky/

(Update after sorting out literature choices.)

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