COURSE OUTLINE
First Semester
The Writing Process- A review of the writing process and MLA and APA formats

Value of Life- A personal reflection in preparation for college admissions (Writing)
A focus on British Literature and the progression of the English Language through history and the study of selected works. (Note taking, essay writing, class discussions, recall of historical facts, comparing, analyzing, and understanding literature.)
Persuasive Speech (research, analysis of media, and presentation skills)
Phase I- Senior Project: Expedition (research and interviewing)
Phase II-Senior Project: Essay (Rough draft due at end of semester)
FIRST SEMESTER FINAL: Standards-based skills assessment.
Second Semester
Poetry Presentations (Independent analysis- orally and written)
FINAL DRAFT OF S.P. RESEARCH ESSAY DUE THIRD WEEK OF QUARTER
Phase III-Senior Project: Experience (15 hours of hands-on experience)
Phase IV Senior Project: Expression (Portfolio and presentation)
Second Semester Final: Cumulative