High School English

Senior English Literature and Writing

Class length: 45 minutes

Course length: Mondays 12:40 pm – 1:25 pm Jan 27th -June 8th

Required Resources – students will need to purchase these books

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – paper or digital version
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald- Kindle edition available for free. Paper version also available from Amazon

Both of these are available as audiobooks as well as print format.

Reading Response Skills

  • The reading process: Interpretation of text
  • The response process: Connections to text
  • Codes and conventions of writing

Writing Skills

  • Planning texts
  • Reflective texts
  • Narrative texts
  • Explanatory texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Reports

Codes and conventions of article writing

  • Headlines, bylines, leads, structures, development and language
  • Organization of ideas
  • Purpose, audience and voice
  • Codes and conventions of written language
  • Procedures for revision and editing

Uses languages to communicate and learn

  • The student understands and applies conventions of spoken language to express thoughts, ideas and information for a specific purpose and intended/target audience