• FRESHMAN ENGLISH - HONORS - SURVEY OF WORLD LITERATURE - EN2116

    Length of Course:

     

    One Year

    Credit:        

     

    1.0 Credit

    Grade Placement:

     

    9

    Prerequisite:

     

    Teacher recommendation, Results of Standardized Achievement Tests, and Approval of English Chairperson

    State Code:

     

    01001A000

    Course Description: This course focuses on making connections among the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening by blending acceleration and enrichment in the exploration and analysis of classical world literature. Literary texts are examined in the relationship to their cultural and historical contexts. In addition, this rigorous curriculum places an emphasis on critical thinking skills, which are integrated into each unit. Moreover, students will produce a variety of creative, analytical, research-based projects in which reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are synthesized. Furthermore, students are afforded the opportunity to incorporate technology in their presentations. Note: Those eligible for this course should have demonstrated superior performance in both their previous and current English programs. Similarly, their reading achievement test score should be at the 90th percentile. The ultimate goal of the enrollees should be the completion of a four-year Honors English sequence culminating in AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition. There is a summer reading requirement for this course; the reading must be completed prior to the start of the school year. This course meets state of Illinois guidelines as a writing intensive course.