One Semester – Fall or Spring
Teacher: Jamie Anderson
Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
Day and Time: Thursdays at 11 am ET (fall) Thursdays at 1 pm ET (spring)
English Composition will introduce students to the basic structure and forms of academic essays. In order to improve upon their ability to develop and express ideas and write from life experiences, students will produce a variety of short compositions including a personal narrative, a descriptive essay, and a persuasive essay. Pre-writing and brainstorming strategies will be introduced, as well as developing thesis statements, introductions & conclusions, and transitioning between paragraphs. Please note that it is necessary to have familiarity with writing solid paragraphs as students will master the 5-paragraph structure of academic essays throughout this course.