English 1 Pre AP
English I Honors
English 1 Pre-AP is a college preparation, literature-based course aimed at developing the students’ reading, listening, writing, and language abilities. It offers entering freshmen a course covering literary genres and terms, composition (including the writing process and various writing domains such as, narrative, critical responses to literature, analytical essays, persuasive essays, business letters, and technical documents ), grammatical units, oral presentations, vocabulary skills, study skills, and a research unit. Lessons are developed with Visalia Unified School District's Ninth Grade Language Arts Essential Standards and Benchmarks along with California State Standards to guide them. The reading text for the class is Pearson's My Perspectives, along with a variety of required novels.
"The Odyssey" by Homer
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare