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Literature & Composition

Comprehensive English class which will include writing, grammar, and literature

Rotating curriculum, suitable for enrollment multiple years


Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16


Additional fees:



Class time:

(Tues-1) 8:45-10:05, (Tues-5) 2:55-4:15

(Wed-1) 8:45-10:05, (Wed-4) 1:30-2:50


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 English credit

  • Course Description

Students will focus on an in-depth study of great authors or literarily movements, while
exploring the context of the author’s life and work through additional reading and writing. This offers an opportunity to practice writing in a number of different formats, as well as the opportunity to grow thoroughly familiar with some of the greatest writers and literary works of all time. The literature will be studied in its historic, literary, and artistic contexts to help students learn to think and write analytically. Using the IEW writing curriculum, students will broaden their composition skills by examining model essays by students and published writers in various genres. Through in-depth planning, organizing, drafting, revising, proofreading, and feedback while also building on their grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with 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: Literature & Composition English classes have a rotating curriculum. The curriculum is incremental and builds upon the previous year. This enables students to fulfill all their English graduation requirements.

  • Classwork / Homework

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

Fix It! Grammar: Level 6 Little Mermaid

[Student Book]

ISBN: 978-1-62341-367-5 Fourth Edition, January 2022


Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons

[Student Book]

ISBN: 978-1-62341-232-6

First Edition, May 2015



Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

ISBN: 0-553-21218-4

(446 pages, Bantam Class Edition 1981)

*You need to purchase this exact book. It can be found on eBay.



by George Orwell

ISBN: ‎ 978-938831-856-3

(242 pages, Hawk Press, May 12, 1994)

  • Binder with tabs to be labeled: notes, grammar, literature, writing, tests

  • Pens, highlighters

  • Post-it notes

  • Notebook paper 

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