This class is designed to facilitate connections between reading, writing, and analyzing writing. Students will read and respond to diverse literary genres which include: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, articles, and essays. In addition, each student will be able to effectively compose for an array of audiences and purposes with an awareness of writer’s intention, audience expectations, and the resources of language. Students will work collectively to create an open forum for the purpose of making authentic connections between texts, ideas, and literary themes. Last, students will work to analyze an argument, find evidence-based claims in non-fiction texts, and assess credible sources.
Students must sit for the Regents in Common Core on June 14, 2016