8th Grade English - 8th grade students study Literature (Mosdos Press/Gold), Language (Shurley English), Vocabulary, Spelling and writing. 8th Grade English emphasizes analysis of conflict and character in literature, writing a 5 paragraph essay. 8th grade students also read a full-length novel, and a "Christian Literature" novel.
English I - As a freshman the student completes an in-depth study of grammar and uses the grammar skills to produce a term paper and other writing assignments, including a fable, creative exposition, explanatory exposition, deaf/blind experience exposition. In literature the student reads selections teaching the fundamentals of literature (Word-Text Press/Implications of Literature) including conflict, character, theme, setting, point of view, moral tone, and structure. Students are required to read and report, written and oral, on a biography/autobiography and a book of fiction selected from a list of recommended reading books. Research Paper Guidelines - 9th Grade
English II - This course covers a range of literary concepts and genres including poetic devices, biography, and fiction. Numerous examples from talented and well-known authors are discussed, analyzed, and interpreted for each style of work. Grammar, punctuation, writing styles and formats are practiced through workbook and various writing assignments. Research Paper Guidelines - 10th Grade
American Literature - Elements of Literature/Grammar: Readings from a variety of English and American authors that illustrate the different modes, marks, and forms of literature. Includes exercises in grammar essentials and grammar application to writing.
British Literature - British literature/grammar: Study of selections of British literature from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period; includes some history from each period. Exercises in grammar include practice in essentials and application through composition.
Books recommended or required will be reviewed for content and language before being placed on the CCS reading list.