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High School English Survey


High School English Survey
Grades 9–12



Thursday 1:45–2:40
Friday 12:45–1:40


Teacher: Alana Garnaat
Class Cost: $240
  1. The Wave by Todd Strasser
  2. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
  3. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  4. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Note: All books can be found through either Amazon or the library. Students will need a physical copy to bring to class with them during the weeks we study each book.

  1.  Pencils/pens/highlighters (three colors preferred)
  2. Notebook paper (perforated notebook or filler paper)
  3.  Binder (1.5 or 2 inches preferred)
  4. Lined note cards (3x5 inches, around fifty)
  5. Computer with internet access and a word processor (such as Word or Google Docs)

No Prerequisite Required








Through the integrated study of English and Literature, students will develop a growing appreciation, even a love of reading, writing, and discovering! This is a survey course where the genres of literature are studied, dividing the 30-week course into distinct studies of Poetry, Literary Terms, Drama, Novels, Grammar, Short Story, and Essay Writing. 

This class is intended to be a 9th–10th grade lead into Literary Analysis and the upper-level Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) classes offered for the 11th and 12th grades.

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