HONORS ELA OVERVIEW

  • HONORS ELA Overview

     

    Corbett’s Pre AP Language Arts class is aligned with the Texas Education of Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which is mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and guided by strategies set forth by The College Board Advanced Placement© Program.

    Pre AP is intended to develop and build on those skills necessary to be successful in the high school Pre AP and AP Language & Literature courses.

    This course will concentrate on writing in response to close reading assignments in rhetoric, non-fiction and fiction that range across the disciplines. Further study will concentrate on major authors, periods, genres, or themes in imaginative literature such as poetry, fiction, and drama. Grammar will be taught and emphasized in student writing throughout the year.

    The Pre AP Language Arts, English and Reading program is a cooperative venture between students and their teachers. The College Board states, "Students should read widely and reflect on their reading through extensive discussion, writing, and rewriting. Students should assume considerable responsibility for the amount of reading and writing they do. Teachers of courses in Pre AP and AP Language Arts and English can complement the efforts of their students by guiding them in their choice of reading, by leading discussions and by providing assignments that help students develop critical standards in their reading and writing. Because the Bible and Greek and Roman mythology are central to much Western literature, students should have some familiarity with them. These religious concepts and theories have influenced and informed Western literary creations since the Middle Ages, and they continue to provide material for modern writers in the attempts to give literary form to human experience. Additionally, the growing body of works written in English reflecting non-Western cultures may require students to have some familiarity with other traditions. Mythology will be taught in this course."