ENG104: Honors Literary Analysis and Composition I
K12 High School Literary Analysis and Composition I challenges students to improve their written and oral communication skills, while strengthening their ability to understand and analyze literature in a variety of genres. Students enrolled in this course will work on independent projects which will enhance their skills and challenge them to consider complex ideas and apply the knowledge they have learned.
Literature: Students read a broad array of short stories, poetry, drama, novels, autobiographies, essays, and famous speeches. The course guides students in the close reading and critical analysis of classic works of literature, and helps them appreciate the texts and the contexts in which the works were written. Literary selections range from the Greek tragedy Antigone to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to contemporary pieces by authors such as Annie Dillard and Maya Angelou.
Language Skills: Students broaden their composition skills by examining model essays in various genres by student and published writers. Through in-depth planning, organizing, drafting, revising, proofreading, and feedback, they hone their writing skills. Students build on their grammar, usage, and mechanics skills with in-depth study of sentence analysis and structure, agreement, and punctuation, reinforced by online activities (Skills Updates). Student vocabularies are enhanced through the study of Greek and Latin root words, improving students’ ability to decipher the meanings of new words.back to top