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Welcome to Midland's Language Arts page

English/Language Arts at Midland are taught by Ms. Dorothy Pearson.

English I – A course providing studies of reading, writing, and grammar skills. Students will study the use of the library, paragraph development, sentence structure, the process of composition and good literature. Students will study the development of term papers, letter writing and speech. (Units 10, Semesters 2)

English IISurvey of World Literature: In this course, students will read and respond to a mixture of culturally diverse classic texts in the forms of drama, short story, and fiction. Writing and grammar activities are integrated within the literary curriculum as well as fundamental presentation and verbal skills. Research and literary analysis assignments will stress the demonstration of original thought and how to avoid plagiarism. A course portfolio will be a critical requirement of this course. (Units 10, Semesters 2, Prerequisite: English I)

English IIISurvey of American Literature: This course is a companion to the United States History class and looks at the major authors, ideas, movements, and trends that helped shape American culture from the discovery of America to the present. Students will read a variety of genres, including short stories, poetry, drama, autobiography, as well as political literature. In addition, they will be given the opportunity to improve their writing and presentation skills though a variety of assignments and activities. A course portfolio will be a critical require¬ment of this course. (Units 10, Semesters 2, Prerequisite: English I, II)

English IVSurvey of British Literature: This course looks at the major authors, ideas, movements, and trends that helped shape English culture and allowed it to become the strongest of empires for several centuries. The students will conduct literary and inter-disciplinary analysis of selected texts that span the Anglo-Saxon period to the beginnings of the twentieth century. In conjunction with these readings, they will practice their writing and presentation skills through a variety of assignments and activities. Regular feedback will be received via their peers as well as the instructor. A course portfolio will be a critical requirement of this course. (Units 10, Semesters 2, Prerequisite: English I, II, and III)

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English I - Class of 2018
English II - Class of 2017
English III - Class of 2016
English IV - Class of 2015