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Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Juniors; H


Successful completion of English 10 or English 10 Honors + 1000 Lexile Score on English Honors entrance test + Teacher Recommendation

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

Students study the power of language to persuade as they read works such as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Sophocles’ Antigone, Susan B. Anthony’s “On Women’s Right to Vote,” and Kofi Annan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. They learn to examine how culture influences an individual’s worldview, incorporate textual evidence into a written argument, write in argumentative, narrative, informative, and other modes culminating in the research of a culture and presentation of findings through a collaborative presentation using digital media. Grammar instruction includes sentence formation, usage, and mechanics; and students develop vocabulary skills through a variety of methods. Honors course instruction emphasizes critical thinking about the literature read as students learn to make connections to the world around them. As a result of the increased rigor of the Honors course, students read more texts than the regular course and instruction is delivered at a faster pace.