One Term Grades 10,11,12 Elective
Students will respond to fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, and the current events media with a variety of projects such as essay writing, oral presentations, video, survey, interview, and translation activities. Freshman Literature (ESL) will introduce literary concepts such as theme, character, setting, and conflict and will focus on figurative language elements such as symbolism, irony, simile, metaphor, and imagery. Students will use the Six Trait Writing model and assessment rubrics to write, revise and proofread their essays and other types of written responses. ESL Freshman Composition and ESL Freshman Literature are prerequisites to higher-level Communication Arts courses.