Honors English 9
This open enrollment Honors English course requires students to apply advanced levels of written and spoken communication as well as formal and informal discourse strategies required for college preparation work. This course analyzes world literature from early civilizations to the 16th century, comparing classical texts to examples from modern world literature. Students learn how historical events and political thinking influenced literature, as exemplified by major writers of various literary genres. Students develop a range of essay types (narrative, expository, persuasive) with emphasis on writing suitable for publication. They write essays that evaluate the merits of various components of literary works, including style, mood and significance of theme in literature. A major focus throughout the year is comparative text analysis, discerning areas of similarity and difference as well as universal patterns in world literature.