​​​​ Writ Large Learning

Honors English I  -  So, You Say You Want a Revolution...

In the Honors English I course, students will be exposed to a wide range of literature, including short stories, non-fiction works, poetry, plays, and novels.  We have a focus on Revolution - both social and political.  We examine why and how these massive changes occur, how rhetoric shapes them, and how we record them in fiction.

The major works of this course will include :

  • Animal Farm
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • All American Boys
  • Science Fiction Short Stories Unit
  • ​Poetry - reading and writing

In addition, students will utilize the writing process to produce a variety of written pieces, including short fiction, persuasive and expository essays, and a mini-research paper. Writing instruction will center on the organization and structure of ideas. The instructional approach will consist mainly of project-based learning, as well as more traditional reading and writing activities.

The goal of this course is to expose students to a variety of texts in order to hone critical thinking skills.