Class Description and Syllabus


English 1: Freshman Prose



Class Description and Syllabus



The purpose of this class is to strengthen your background in the basic elements of literature and your skills in reading and understanding prose. We will be studying a variety of works and genres including short stories, nonfiction, and a novel. We will also work on writing and presentation in addition to using information to support thinking and reasoning.


As with all other literature classes you will have in Granite City High School, you will need to keep up with the reading and writing assignments. DO NOT GET BEHIND! It is my experience that if you get behind in the reading, is very difficult to catch up, especially with the novels.


Keep up with your work and you shouldn't have trouble. Remember that I am here to help you as much as I can, but I cannot help you if you don't do the work.


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