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Literary Analysis & Composition

Comprehensive English class including intensive writing, grammar, and literature

Two-year rotating curriculum, suitable for grades 9-10


Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16


Additional fees:



Class time: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-2)  10:10-11:25,  (Tues-4) 1:30-2:50

(Wed-2)  10:10-11:25,  (Wed-3) 12:05-1:25


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 English credit

  • Course Description

Students will be taught how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. Students will establish a solid grounding in literary analysis – what to look for when we read a work of literature, the literary devices commonly used by authors and why they work well, and how authors succeed in conveying tone, theme, character irony, point of view, and so forth. Using the IEW writing curriculum, students will broaden their composition skills by examining model essays in various genres by the student and published writers. Through in-depth planning, organizing, drafting, revising, proofreading, and feedback, they hone their writing skills. Students will also build on their grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with an in-depth study of sentence analysis and structure, agreement, and punctuation utilizing the IEW Fix It Grammar program. This intensive grammar program is excellent in preparing students for the ACT/SAT exam.

IMPORTANT: Literary Analysis & Composition English classes have a rotating curriculum, suitable for grades 9-10. This enables students to fulfill all their English graduation requirements.

  • Classwork / Homework

Class activities/assignments: Students will engage in a variety of individual and group projects to develop team skills, communication skills, and public speaking skills. The students will learn note-taking skills, study skills, and test-taking skills. Weekly assignments will include grammar and writing. Literary analysis will be integrated through the weekly writing assignments.

Approximate time for homework each week outside of class: 5-6 hours

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
  • Required Books & Materials

The following can be ordered from

Book Image SSS Year 1 Level C.jpeg
Mowgli Book Image.jpg

Fix It! Grammar: Level 4 Mowgli and Shere Khan [Student Book] Fourth Edition, January 2022 ISBN 978-1-62341-363-7


Book Image Around the World in 80 Days.webp

Around the World in Eighty Days 

by Jules Verne

ISBN 979-8741663370

Book Image The Tempest.jpg

The Tempest: Student Edition and Annotation Workbook

by William Shakespeare ISBN 978-1082116636


Animal Farm 

by George Orwell

ISBN 978-0451526342

  • Pens, highlighters

  • Page dividers with tabs

  • Post it notes

  • Notebook paper

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