Course Overview
The following Rules and Expecations are asked of for all of the students that spend anytime in my class during the day:
  • Students will attend class everyday that they are not seriously ill.
             If they are unable to attend class, they are responsible for making up any work that was missed during their absence. 
  • Students will be in class and on time for the beginning of class.
             Students are considered late if they are not in their seat and prepared to begin at the tardy bell.  Being out of your seat constitutes tardiness and will result in a lunch detention.
  • Respect your fellow classmates, your instructor, and your work environment.  
          Not doing so results in a verbal warning, detention, or refferal based on the severity of the situation.
  • Keep food and drinks outside of the classroom (with the exception of water bottles).
          Students who fail to follow this rule will receive a verbal warning and then a detention if the behavior continues.
  • Maintain a Positive Attitude.
          Failure to do so will result in a detention.
  • Have some fun.
 AP Literature and Composition
AP Literature and Composition is the final, and most advanced, course of English offered at Enka.  The course focuses on refining the three main forms of communication: speaking, writing, and reading.  Students will be practicing these skills on a daily basis in the classroom.  AP Lit students will focus on defining the literary merit of texts, analyzing the themes, symbols, and rhetoric of the texts studied in class, and refining their speaking skills.  They will be asked to apply their previous knowledge to classroom topics and communicate their ideas successfully in class.  Students should be prepared to analyze, question, and discuss texts on a daily basis.  AP Literature focuses on British Literature.  Students should be able to define a timeline of the English language after discussing the texts that the class will cover.   AP Lit students will complete a senior project.  This project excersizes their research skills, writing skills, and presentation skills.  The end of the project is designed to demonstrate growth as individuals.   
The following texts may or may not be used in the classroom this semester:
  • The Awakening
  • Shakespearean Sonnets
  • Macbeth
  • Frankenstein
  • Wuthering Heights 
  • Anthem
  • 1984
  • Poetry by Blake, Shelley, Coleridge, Tennyson, and Browning
  • Jane Eyre
  • Lord of the Flies
English II
English II is the second course of four English courses designed around the basics of communication, literacy, and composition.  Students will practice reading, writing, and speaking skills on a daily basis in class.  English II focuses on literature from around the world.  As we complete reading units, we will be reading a combination of dramatic, fictional, informational, argumentative, and poetic literature.  Students will be compiling a sophomore portfolio filled with writing samples from throughout the semester.  In Grammar, students will learn, practice, and apply common rules through a traditional environment.  Students can find vocabulary assignments on quizlet.  Throughout the week, students will complete games, activities, and assignments centered around vocabulary.  Quizlet is available as a study guide for students.
The following texts may or may not be used in the classroom this year:
  • Creation Myths
  • The Alchemist
  • Oedipus
  • Night
  • Things Fall Apart
  • The Kite Runner
  • Julius Caesar