Course Descriptions

Language Arts Courses

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Creative writing is designed to aid students in their creative expression. Students will explore the basic elements of writing including voice, tone, dialogue, setting, and plot. They will also work on using descriptive and figurative language....


For centuries, people have sought to explain the world around them, and this quest has led to a rich variety of legends and myths. In Myths and Legends, students will explore myths, legends and folklore from diverse world cultures. Reading and...


In these courses, students explore short stories, articles, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. Through guided reading experiences, online discussion, writing assignments and responding to reflection questions, students examine the components and...


The American Literature Survey courses explore a variety of writings that reflect the rich history, diverse cultures, and of the United States. The first semester focuses on short stories and poetry from a variety of authors and time periods and...


This year-long sequence surveys the central themes of American literature. Semester A begins with Native American stories and the colonial period, and concludes with a close look at impact of slavery on American intellectual thought. Semester B...


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