English Literature and Composition I (For 9th and 10th Grade)

In this class, students will read a variety of engaging and challenging literature, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, award winning novels, nonfiction, and shorter articles. We will discuss the reading in class, and learn about literary devices (simile, metaphor, allusion, foreshadowing, imagery, personification, etc.) and story elements (character, theme, plot, point of view, setting, conflict, etc.). Written assignments will be based on the reading and will include a variety of styles, including expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Students will learn to write a summary, a character sketch, a compare/contrast essay, an argumentative essay, and more.

First Semester books: Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a mockingbird, and Night.

This class will be offered at Murrieta HomeSchool Campus on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00-11:55 am beginning Thursday, September 5, 2019.