Welcome to Honors English I
You will be reading from a variety of literature both independently and in class. We will be reading two Shakespeare plays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and short stories. We will also write a in a variety of formats both in class and out in the form of poetry, essays, and creative writing.
The purpose and objective of this class is to challenge you into working hard to set, maintain, and achieve high goals in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and literature in order to prepare you for what lies beyond your high school years. The importance of these skills extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. Honors English I serves as the foundation for the high school Honors and Advanced Placement English programs and will prepare students for success in subsequent Honors English courses. In addition, the course will help to prepare students for success on the High School Proficient Exam in reading and writing.
We will be reading a number of short stories, essays, non-fiction pieces, Romeo & Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Night.
The purpose and objective of English class is to challenge you into working hard to set, maintain, and achieve high goals in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and literature in order to prepare you for what lies beyond your high school years.
Learning is a cooperative, communal, and lifelong endeavor. Questioning is essential to learning. Challenge what you learn. However, be mindful of the fact that others may differ with your opinions. Think before you speak. Look for textual validation. Make connections. Participation will figure into your grade based upon completed classroom activities, note taking, and the like.
Inappropriate activity will not be tolerated. Some common examples that interfere with participation are: sleeping, doing homework in class when time has not been allotted, working on other class’ assignments, writing notes, use of electronic devices, eating food, doing one’s makeup or hair, etc. Consequences will follow. You simply do not have the right to interfere with another’s ability to learn.