This class will run for 32 weeks and cover the Elegant Essay which focuses on perfecting various types of essays with an emphasis on proper formatting, following instructions, and meeting deadlines. In addition, we will explore an introduction to literature using novels, short stories, a play and poetry. Instruction in various written responses to literature will also be taught. This class will count as a full high school English credit.
Students need to be able to write an MLA8 formatted paragraph that includes a strong topic sentence, supporting details and a closing sentence. Students that I have never taught before will need to submit a new, independently written writing sample on a topic of my choosing in order to determine proper placement in this class.
Student materials needed:
- Elegant Essay Student Book ($30), hard copies of novels that can be marked in (to be determined).
- All students will be expected to have a 3 ring notebook, pens, pencils, paper, post it notes, highlighters, and reliable access to a word processing program, printer, the internet and a way to monitor weekly communication via Schoology (a free online grade and communication portal).