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Literary Analysis & Composition 1

Comprehensive English class including intensive writing, grammar,

and literature

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Brenda Gassett


Class size:

minimum 6, maximum 16


Additional fees:

$25 materials/year


Class time:

(2) 10:10-11:30  OR   (4) 1:30-2:50


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 English credit

  • Course Description

This course challenges students to improve their written and oral communication skills while strengthening their ability to understand and analyze literature in a variety of genres. The course guides students in the reading and critical analysis of classic works of literature. Using the IEW writing curriculum, students will broaden their composition skills by examining model essays in various genres by 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 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: All high school 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.

  • Required Books & Materials

The following can be ordered from


Structure & Style for Students: Year 2 Level B

[Binder & Student Packet]

ISBN: 978-1-62341-534-1


Fix It! Grammar Cards

(one set per family)


Fix It! Grammar: Level 4 Mowgli and Shere Khan




A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts

by Robert Bolt
AISN: ‎ 0679728228

  • Additional binder tabs to be inserted in writing binder

  • Pens

  • Highlighters

  • Post it notes

  • Index cards with ring

  • 12 page protectors

  • Notebook paper

  • Google account for accessing class website

  • 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: 4 – 5 hours

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

ISBN: 978-1980765530


Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

ISBN: 979-8741663370


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN: ‎ 978-1101990322

(Signet Classics)

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