This course is designed for students in grades 11-12.
Do you want to improve your skills in reading, writing, and grammar?
Would you like to participate in an online course that allows you to spend more time in those areas that have been obstacles to achieving academic success?
Do you need to make up credit in 12th grade English so that you can graduate?
Would you like attend a class that introduces you to other students around the world?
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then this is the course for you. This course will concentrate on three areas of study: literature, language, and writing. Our study of literature will concentrate on British Literature and will include short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and a self-selected novel. Students will increase their writing and language skills by working on improving vocabulary, grammar, and written communication. Writing assignments include: reflective writing, persuasive writing, and a comparison essay. All materials are online. There is a self-selected novel that students will find locally at their school or public library.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to join other high school students in course discussions and activities. Also, you can discuss your thoughts and interests with classmates in a special place in the course that is devoted to nonacademic topics.
Join us this summer! All class materials and assignments are online so you do not have to lug a heavy backpack, pencils, or books to class. The course is just a mouse click away.
There is no media kit. All materials are online. There is a self-selected novel that students will find locally at their school or public library.
Possible titles may include:
Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, or David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anthem by Ann Rand
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Free Fall by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
African Child by Camara Laye
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Hobbitt by J.R.R. Tolkein
Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Green Mansions W.H. Hudson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Emma by Jane Austin
The ABC Murders
And then there were None by Agatha Christie
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Adam Bede by George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
Shikasta by Doris Lessing
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary
The Collector by John Robert Fowles
Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford
Successful completion of English 11
- Introduce students to origins of British Literature and specific historical, cultural, and literary design processes that have shaped these works.
- Provide students with critical and analytical frameworks necessary to examine literature from a variety of time periods and socio-political perspectives.
Be able to write with college level competency.
Be able to write and research competently, observing the conventions of Standard English.
Be able to appreciate and interpret fiction, poetry, and drama.
Have an understanding and appreciation for British Literature.
11, 12, 13
Summer 17 Extended Session,
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MA NCES Code:
AdvancED, Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)