Literature: American literature, including short stories, poetry, and plays. Vocabulary and reading enhancement study from American Literature stories. Writing about literature and spelling. Library research and novel reading (themes of research varies year to year).
Composition: Writing the paragraph, long composition, rhetorical modes of composition, including narration, description, process, persuasion, classification, definition, comparison/contrast, grammar in conjunction with writing, journals/portfolios, career unit including library skills, guest speakers, ACT practice, and shadowing.