• This course is designed to further develop the reading and writing skills necessary for success at the high school level. English l includes a thorough study of both nonfiction and fiction and a review of advanced grammatical skills. Expository, argumentative and narrative writing techniques are emphasized and particular emphasis is placed on the process of writing a research synthesis essay.  The study of vocabulary is included on a regular basis.  The literature portion of the course includes the analysis of various genres including: poetry, novels, epic, short stories, dramas, and nonfiction.  Students are required to read independently and to complete several outside reading assignments. .Additionally, summer reading and a semester-long authentic research project are required.  Students will actively participate in the research process and will use and evaluate various sources of information to develop a thesis statement.  Students will use  technology to enhance reading and writing skills, to communicate, and to acquire useful information.

    All assignments are posted to our Google Classroom.

    If you have any questions throughout the semester, please contact Mrs. Kerrigan at JKerrigan@jacksonsd.org.