English Curriculum

English 9
Prerequisites: None
Grades: 9
Length: Full Year

This course reinforces basic skills in studying, reading various forms of literature, and writing exposition, narration, poetry and other forms of composition. Grammar, vocabulary, and spelling are emphasized. The students will read short novels, a Shakespeare play, and other selections.

English 10
Prerequisites: English 9
Grades: 10
Length: Semester

The purpose of this course is to continue to develop those skills introduced in the freshman year and introduce new skills in writing, reading, and thinking. The focus is on specific styles of writing and reading various forms of literature.

Oral Communication
Prerequisites: English 9
Grades: 10
Length: Semester

This course develops the skills of oral interpretation and speech. Students study several rhetorical methods of speech and give a variety of speeches as well as write and give a researched paper/speech.

English 11
Prerequisites: English 10
Grades: 11
Length: Full Year

This course is the study of American literature (from pre-colonial times to the present) and composition. The students will continue to refine their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

English 12
Prerequisites: English 11
Grades: 12
Length: Full Year

This course concentrates on World literature from the twentieth century and includes all literary forms and cultural backgrounds. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are incorporated. A research paper is required as well as three formal essays.

Special Materials: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Journalism
Prerequisites: None
Grade: 10-12
Length: Full Year

The course focuses on writing appropriate to mass communication. It will include ethical responsibility, copywriting, editing, photography, layout and design, investigative reporting, feature writing, interviewing and advertising. The class produces the school yearbook and newspaper.

 

“The mission of Wolf River Lutheran High School is to provide a quality, Bible-based Christian high school education which will prepare students to attain their life goals and to lead productive Christian lives in an ever-changing world under God’s grace in Jesus Christ.”

Location
W7467 River Bend Rd
Shawano, WI 54166