ENGLISH CLASSES

Our full-year tuition includes 5 full-year courses. Feedback from parents, students, and teachers indicates that this workload achieves a balance of academic rigor while leaving time for outside activities. It is possible to add additional courses for an additional charge, but we strongly encourage students to take no more than five courses.

**Note: Our high school English courses do not focus primarily on grammar. Grammar is taught as a review and new concepts added each year, but the main focus of our high school English courses is literature and use of grammar in writing.

  • English I 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    A comprehensive study of the English language requires knowledge of its structure and application. This class includes a review of standard English usage, mechanics, the eight parts of speech, and the five basic sentence patterns, as well as new material that reinforces the student’s understanding of the English language. Thus prepared, students use the writing process to complete assignments that emphasize critical thinking and literary analysis as they survey classics of world literature.
    BOOKS 
    Warriner’s Traditions Third Course Text
    Wordly Wise, Grade 9, Book 6
    The Aeneid by Virgil - Mandelbaum translation
    Aesop’s Fables
    The Odyssey by Homer – Fitzgerald translation
    The Iliad by Homer – Fitzgerald translation
    Iliad Student Study Guide
    Odyssey Student Study Guide
    BUY BUNDLE
    9780030990021
    9780838804360
    9780553210415
    9781853261282
    9780374525743
    9780374529055
    9781615383474
    9781615383436
    none
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    9:00AM - 9:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    M  T  W  T 

    10:00AM - 10:50AM CT


  • English II 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Along with continued review of standard English usage, mechanics, and verbal phrases and clauses, students encounter the works of important American & British authors. The study of writing as a process progresses as students begin to employ the strategies of sentence expansion and reduction, coordination and subordination, and parallelism. Course assignments connected with the study of American & British literature emphasize writing skills, critical thinking, and literary analysis.
    BOOKS 
    Warriner’s Traditions Fourth Course Text
    Analogies 1 Student Workbook
    Huck Finn
    The Scarlet Letter
    Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
    The Old Man and the Sea
    Murder on the Orient Express
    Red Badge of Courage
    BUY BUNDLE
    9780030990038
    9780838822258
    9780143107323
    9780553210095
    9780451526861
    9780684801223
    9780062073501
    9780553210118
    English I
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    9:00AM - 9:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


  • English III 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Beginning with a review of grammar, the advanced concepts of tense sequence, perfect verbals, and adverbial nouns are introduced as students encounter the works of important European authors. The emphasis on writing as a process continues, as writing assignments intensify and include an interview project, analytical essays, a research paper, and literary analysis.
    BOOKS 
    Warriner’s Traditions Fifth Course Text
    Wordly Wise, Grade 11, Book 8
    Hamlet
    The Screwtape Letters
    Great Expectations
    The Great Divorce
    The Overcoat
    The Death of Ivan Ilych
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    BUY BUNDLE
    9780030990045
    9780838804384
    9780451526922
    9780060652890
    9780141439563
    9780060652951
    9780486270579
    9780486278056
    9780486282145
    English II
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    11:00AM - 11:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


  • English IV 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    Along with a review of grammar and a survey of literature featuring the works of important authors from around the world, writing strategies such as variety, emphasis, and sentence logic are incorporated for use in executing writing assignments that include a research paper, a memoir, and an exercise in analogy, all in conjunction with continued work in literary analysis.
    BOOKS 
    Warriner’s Traditions Sixth Course Text
    Analogies 2
    Inferno – Dorothy Sayers translation
    Crime and Punishment
    Macbeth
    Surprised by Joy
    The Gospel of John
    The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
    BUY BUNDLE
    9780030990052
    9780838822272
    9780140440065
    9780679734505
    9780451526779
    9780156870115
    Any Bible
    Online Only
    English III
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


  • Senior Literature 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    An intensive study of literature, beginning with the Book of Job and including such masterworks as Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, encourage students to consider the struggle between good and evil in the context of Judeo-Christian values.
    BOOKS 
    The Book of Job
    King Lear
    Paradise Lost
    Gulliver’s Travels
    Frankenstein
    Notes from Underground
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    A Man for All Seasons
    BUY BUNDLE
    Any Bible
    9780451526939
    9780451531643
    9780486292731
    9780486282114
    9780486270531
    9780451531049
    9780679728221
    A- or Above in English III
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    9:00AM - 9:50AM CT


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