The sophomore English course is one part technical study, and one part art/philosophy. The technical study portion deals with the mechanical skills of converting thoughts to written and spoken forms. We tackle the challenge of communication, all with the purposeful objective of stripping away the “school-only” elements, and focusing on what will actually be useful in your future life. Grammar, vocabulary, and the writing process are specific details of what will be explored in this portion of the class.
The art/philosophy half is devoted to appreciating great work, whether ours or another’s, and thinking deeply about why we are here (in life), and how we might learn from the fiction and nonfiction of those who came before. In reading the work of authors who have come before, we can consider how we understand our own lives.
Past texts include: Selected short fiction, selected poetry, Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
English 10 Instructor: Jacob Steward