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To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature
To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis
To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques)
To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis
To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful
To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being


Ch.2-Sentence Structure
Ch.4-Information Sources
Ch.5-Types of Essays
Ch.6-Writing Strategies
Ch.7-Pronoun Usage
Ch.8-Essay Topic Assignment
Ch.9-Verb Usage
Ch.10-Business Letters
Ch.13-A Midsummer Nights Dream
Ch.14-Subject-Verb Agreement
Ch.15-Editing Strategies
Ch.17-Drama: Julius Caesar
Ch.18-Myths/Legends: King Arthur
Ch.19-Narrative Essay
Ch.20-Comparison Essay
Ch.21-Short Story