Fort Dodge Community School District

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Course Descriptions:

Honors English I  provides opportunities to expand and strengthen writing and reading and thinking skills. Students will work with 2 thematic units of study in each semester. Usage and mechanical skills are taught in the context of composition.  Honors English I differs from English I in pacing, more reading selections, and more writing.

Honors English II is developed around four major thematic units:  students will work with 2 thematic units of study in each semester.  Students will examine literature to gain insight into the human dimension, into self, and into the writer's craftsmanship and writing.  This class also includes a strong research component covering the basics of research and composing a complete research paper.  Honors English II differs from English 2 in pacing, more reading selections, and more writing.   

Honors English III is designed to help students continue to develop their language skills. Students will work with 2 thematic units of study in each semester.  Each unit involves extensive reading, writing, and presentation skills.  Honors English III differs from English III in pacing, more reading selections, and more writing.

Textbooks: Various short  stories  and independently selected autobiography

Units: Honors English I

  •  
  •     Tolerance
  •     Identity
  •     Relationships
  •     Intro to Writing


Units:  Honors English II

  •     Mythology
  •     Research
  •     Shakespeare
  •     Motivations


Units: Honors English III:

  •     Literary Theory
  •     Arthur Miller Author Study
  •     Dystopian Literature
  •     Persuasive Non-fiction

 

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