Literature & Composition I


Full Year- Full Credit

Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

Lisa Nehring

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Literature and Composition is a college-preparatory literature and composition course that will include reading well known novels, short stories, poems, and dramas while gaining an understanding and appreciation for literature and basic literary analysis.

Students will write have regular writing assignments and learn to write the 4 basic types of essay:

  • 1. Narrative Essays: Telling a Story
  • 2. Descriptive Essays: Painting a Picture
  • 3. Expository Essays: Just the Facts
  • 4. Persuasive Essays: Convince Me

Required Text:

  • Benjamin Franklin (nonfiction: Autobiography)
  • Frederick Douglas (nonfiction: Narrative)
  • Nathanial Hawthorne (novel: The Scarlett Letter)
  • William Golding (novel: The Lord of the Flies)
  • Harriate Beecher Stowe (novel: Uncle Tom’s Cabin)
  • Mark Twain (novel: Huckleberry Finn)
  • Jack London (novel: The Call of the Wild)
  • Selected short stories and poems


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