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Michael Frantz

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ENGLISH 11 GENERAL. This course emphasizes practical studies for those students who enter the working world upon graduation or who have had difficulty in advanced English. Extensive work is done to improve grammar, usage and mechanics. The student works to improve reading abilities through short stories and novels. Writing skills focus on compositions, and completing practical business forms, resumes and applications.

ENGLISH 12 GENERAL LITERATURE. A study of literature from a variety of historical contexts and genres is the foundation of this course, designed to prepare the student for life after graduation. Students will engage in a study of advanced writing techniques and devices between and among texts. In addition, students will extend their thinking by developing thesis-driven, evidence-supported writing for an array of audiences. An emphasis will be placed on scholarly, authentic, and research-based writing. This course alternates with 12 GENERAL COMPOSITION.

ENGLISH 12 GENERAL COMPOSITION. A study of composition from a variety of historical contexts and genres is the foundation of this course, designed to prepare the student for life after graduation. Students will engage in a study of advanced writing techniques and devices between and among texts. In addition, students will extend their thinking by developing thesis-driven, evidence-supported writing for an array of audiences. An emphasis will be placed on scholarly, authentic, and research-based writing. This course alternates with 12 GENERAL LITERATURE.

ENGLISH 12 AP/ACE. The work of the advanced placement course will be on the college level. Reading the works of world authors, probing for ideas and meanings, writing analyses and taking part in lively discussions will offer new experiences in English. Short stories, poetry, essays, novels and drama will be examined. Completion of two research papers is required. Students will be able to take the Advanced Placement Examinations for possible college credit upon completion of this course. Up to 6 credits can be earned from Corning Community College (CCC Course # ACE 1010 College Composition I and ACE 1020 College Composition II).

ENGLISH 11 COLLEGE PREP. This course combines language, literature, and composition skills. Students practice and apply specific skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course explores American Literature through the reading of novels, short stories, plays and poetry. Vocabulary studies are geared to the SAT. Students complete a referenced research paper.

ENGLISH 11 HONORS. This course is designed to challenge the student who has an interest in language and literature. By studying American Literature, students will explore different forms of reading materials including novels, short stories, plays and poetry. By analysis, students will search for the writer’s message and express this literary interpretation through oral and written criticism. Students will be assigned formal writing assignments including a referenced research paper.

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