Teacher: Mr. Spicer
Length of Course: 40 Weeks
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8th Grade ELA
This course is the first in a three-year program to prepare students to successfully complete New York State's Comprehensive Examination in English. Students will study, practice, and develop fundamental writing skills, including basic methods of library research. This course emphasizes sentence structure as well as standard American conventions of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Students will be introduced to representational works of the major genres and methods for reading and responding critically. Major readings will include And Then There Were None, Understanding Comics, MARVELS, Marvel’s Civil War.
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