HS English A

This course will focus on expanding students’ abilities in literary analysis and diversified writing primarily for 9th and 10th grades. We’ll read/discuss classic and contemporary novels and short stories, and students will be expected to write several essays in MLA format.        

Students should have taken at least one writing class beforehand and have a working knowledge of how to construct a basic five-paragraph essay without help. Students must have a Gmail account with Google Drive, as this is how most work will be submitted and graded.   


  • Assigned reading
  • Reading quizzes/response questions                 
  • Academic essays
  • End-of-Semester Tests

Tests are open notes, so your ability to pay attention, take notes, and keep organized is always rewarded. Bring a writing utensil and your notebook to class every week.

Fall Book List
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Other materials provided

Spring Book List
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Macbeth No Fear Shakespeare
Other materials provided