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 structure of each genre. In addition, students conduct web quests, perform research, and develop creative writing projects. Students will improve their expository writing, reading comprehension, and comprehension and synthesis skills. Students practice all stages of the writing process including pre-writing, rough draft and final draft. Our topics will be serious, satirical, imaginative, dramatic and thoughtful: something for everyone!
Course materials: Various online websites and resources; guided web-quests; public library resources
Standards met: All strands of the Minnesota Language Arts standards are addressed.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: Yes
Prerequisites: 9th grade Language Arts course