Students in English I will read a variety of works, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama and the epic. Students will study grammar in conjunction with writing and will follow the writing process to produce quality compositions. Students will read with greater comprehension through the development of higher order thinking skills. Students will focus on the ability to interpret and analyze the literature and literary terms/devices.� The main objective for this course is that students should love reading and writing! Students will be exploring several different genres (categories) of literature throughout this course; and students will learn what real writers do, where they get their ideas, and how they form these ideas into something publishable. �As students learn what writers do, they will us�these principles in their own writing.