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English Curriculum

Class are taught by Mr. Schmit and Mr. Morrison

Classes include:

English 9-The class focuses on the following: 1. Vocabulary a. Latin/Greek Roots b. Prefixes c. Suffixes 2. Conventions 3. Writing a. The paragraph i. Coherency ii. Unity iii. Purpose b. Five paragraph essay i. Expository 4. Literature a. Genre b. Literary terms c. Interpretation/appreciation.

English 10-Sophomore English is comprised of several aspects including “In-Class reading”, “Out of Class Reading”, “The Verbal Edge”, “Writing”, “Grammar-Usage-Mechanics”, “Testing”, and “Distance Learning”. We will read Of Mice and Men, The Call of the Wild, and several short stories from Edgar Allan Poe. We will also have a warning fictions unit and will read through our Interactive Reader. Students will also watch The Fiddler on the Roof. Outside of class the students are asked to read twenty points worth of material (novels, articles). The students will master 84 new vocabulary words. an introduction to research, and learn about MLA style..  Students will take two STAR reading tests, two MAPS tests, and an occasional Classroom Literacy test. They will participate in two distance learning events throughout the year. 

English 11-Junior English includes “In-Class reading”, “Out of Class Reading”, “The Verbal Edge”, “Writing”, “Testing”, and “Distance Learning”. We will read The Great Gatsby, Beowulf, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Outside of class the students are asked to read four novels and four newspaper articles. The students will also go through non-fiction principles. The students will master 84 new vocabulary words. They will have a continuation of research, and learn about APA style. Students will take two STAR reading tests, two MAPS tests, the state reading test, and an occasional Classroom Literacy test. They will participate in one distance learning event throughout the year. 

English 12 (High School and ENG 102 and ENG 150)- Senior English is built of two different aspects: literature and composition. This is a dual-credit course where students can earn high school credit and college credit through Wayne State College. Students have the choice to earn college credit. Literature will include several readings themed in vampire literature. The texts for this course include The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, and Eye Killers. In composition, students will go in depth on research writing, descriptive writing, narrative writing, persuasive writing, comparison/contrast writing, cause/effect writing. 

Mass Media-Students will be involved in the journalistic processes of producing copy and pictures for the local newspaper, the school newspaper, and the OHS yearbook. They also are involved in the Tiger Spotlight board. They have the option of getting involved in 20 Below, a young journalists project through The Norfolk Daily News.

Speech 11- This course covers basic preparation and organization of impromptu, informative, descriptive, demonstration, and persuasive speeches.  Students will also prepare practical speeches like advertisements, banquets, and acceptances.