NCHS English Department - Ms. Maggie Hamill
HONORS FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Application; Department Selection Credit: 0.5 per semester
Students accepted to this level course are expected to have a sound foundation in the various disciplines of English as these foundation skills will be developed and enhanced through rigorous study of literary genres coupled with extensive writing and discussion activities.
Course content will include and go beyond that required in of the Freshman English curriculum with a faster pace and with a greater expectation for independence. Reading and analyzing literature and raising perceptive questions about the literature are expected at the Honors level; therefore, students are responsible for contributing ideas raised in the literature to classroom discussion. Nightly homework should be expected. At the semester break, students will complete a reading benchmark assessment. At the end of the school year, students submit a writing portfolio for assessment by the ninth grade teachers.