Are you ready to journey to Middle Earth, Narnia, Outer Space, and World War II Europe? Do you want to undertake a great quest? In this course we’ll study and discuss exciting stories about different kinds of quests. Through classic literature that has engaged young readers for generations — The Hobbit, The Jungle Book along with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Wrinkle in Time, A Christmas Carol, and the gripping story of The Hiding Place — we will embark together on great journeys and noble quests. Along the way, we’ll also learn literary analysis, grammar and writing — this comprehensive class covers all the elements of English Language Arts in a single course. For those reluctant writers who feel that nothing ruins a good story like an essay assignment, this course can help young writers build confidence and even learn to enjoy the creative and academic writing process. The teacher provides step-by-step direction, encouragement and individual feedback to help even the most reluctant writer find a voice in personal and formal expression. And since writing well requires functional knowledge of the mechanics of English, students learn practical grammar that puts them in charge of their word choices and sentence construction. This is a busy year, but it’s fruitful and fun. Students leave the course confidently ready to apply and develop their skills in analytical reading, expository writing, and effective self-expression.
English 1 Lit and Comp - Journeys and Quests
Notes and Requirements
EFL Program: If English is not your first language and you are considering this course to improve your English writing, please contact us to discuss taking this course (or a more suitable course) as part of our English as a Foreign Language program.
Suggested Pairing: Do you want more grammar instruction to supplement TPS English 1? If you are enrolled in TPS English 1, please consider also adding TPS English 1 Grammar Supplement to your fall semester.