English I (9th Grade)   2 Semesters, 36 Lessons
In the first semester, students review writing conventions, including parts of speech, sentence combining, parallel structure, capitalization, and punctuation. They apply the writing process to develop persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and expository paragraphs. They also write business letters and a longer expository composition. During the second semester, students read, analyze, and respond to various literary genres including poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and the novel, Neighbor Rosicky by Willa Cather. This course does not include the oral and visual communication standard.

English II (10th Grade)   2 Semesters, 36 Lessons
In the first semester, students review troublesome writing conventions such as verbals, subject/verb agreement, clauses, and sentence combining. They apply the writing process to develop persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and expository paragraphs and/or compositions. They also engage in practical writing activities such as business letters and letters to the editor. In the second semester, students read, analyze, and respond to various literary genres including short stories, poetry, and the Greek drama, Antigone by Sophocles. This course does not include the oral and visual communication standard.

English III (11th Grade)   2 Semesters, 36 Lessons
In the first semester, students review the basics of grammar, refine writing, improve vocabulary, and delve into the world of American literature. Students apply the writing process to review paragraph writing and functional document writing such as business letters and resumes. Students also write longer descriptive and persuasive compositions and engage in several creative writing activities. They apply research skills to develop a persuasive speech. During the second semester, students read, analyze, and respond to various genres in American literature, including poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and the novel, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. This course does not include the indicators in the oral and visual communication standard except for development of a persuasive speech. 

English IV (12th Grade)   2 Semesters, 36 Lessons
In this course, students read and respond to English literature from the Anglo Saxon Period through the Twentieth Century. The first half of the course focuses on writing. Students apply the writing process to write paragraphs, persuasive and expository compositions, and reflective essays. They also engage in an extensive research project and develop a formal research paper. During the second semester, students read, analyze, and respond to various genres in British literature, including poetry, essays, and the Elizabethan drama, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This course does not include the oral and visual communication standard.

Short Stories   1 Semester, 18 Lessons
American Short Stories is a semester elective course. Stories were selected to encourage and motivate students to read and enjoy American literature. Students read several short stories and use the writing process to respond to each selection. They write a short story and independently complete research. Content is aligned with the Grade 10 Ohio Language Arts Standards. Because all the selections are literary texts, content standards relating to informational, technical, and persuasive text are not included in this course. (back)

Poetry   1 Semester, 18 Lessons
Poetry is a semester elective course. Students read, analyze, and respond to several American poetic selections. They use the writing process to develop their response. They also study literary terms related to each selection.

Greek Mythology   1 Semester, 18 Lessons
Greek Mythology is a semester elective course. Since we find many references to mythology in literature, music, the arts, advertising, history, and language, Greek mythology serves as a background for multi-disciplinary curricula. Myths focusing on major Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes encourage and motivate students to read and explore classical mythology. Students read several myths, use the writing process to respond to each selection, and independently research several mythical characters. Content is aligned with the Grade 10 Ohio Language Arts Standards. Because emphasis is on reading and writing, several content indicators related to oral and visual communication are not included in this course. 

Roman Mythology   1 Semester, 18 Lessons
Roman Mythology is a semester elective course. Students read several myths, use the writing process to respond to each selection, and independently research several myths. The myths focus on major Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes.