This course emphasizes the study of world literature. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 examines various literary elements, discussing them in the context of selected poems, short stories, plays, and novels. It teaches students how to determine the main idea and theme of a piece of literature, as well as discern the underlying, inferred meaning and tone.
Semester 2 exposes students to works by major European writers from a variety of literary genres. This course also emphasizes the application of critical reading skills.
English 1: Grammar and Composition
English 2: Introduction to Literature
This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.