The core of the English 1 curriculum consists of multi-genre literature that connects thematically with the course content taught in Big History. This foundational course is designed to develop students’ skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening, and critical thinking. Students will produce written work in a variety of modes with particular emphasis placed on the thesis-driven analytical essay and the research process. Over the course of the year, certain skills and content will be taught in conjunction with Big History.
Honors credit is given to students who fulfill the honors criteria outlined by teachers at the beginning of each unit. To earn honors for the semester, students must complete all of the honors work in that given semester.
Note: summer reading requirement for this course will be announced in the spring via the Carondelet website.