All English courses are offered at the basic, intermediate, and honors levels. English
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
World Literature I This is a course designed for students to experience the diverse and ethnic characteristics of ancient near-east civilizations up to, and including the age of rationalism, dating from 1000 B.C to 1800. The course will cover literature in cultural context from the historical, social, political, economic, moral, ethical, and religious perspectives. In addition, the contents of this course should expose students to the interconnection of literature from around the world; its diversities and perspectives.
This literature will be the content vehicle for acquiring more sophisticated exit level skills that include vocabulary, mechanics, reading, writing, analysis and discussion. The different writing styles and genre will expose students to diverse written and oral communications, as well as an exposure to the etymology of languages.
World Literature II This course is designed for students to experience the diversity of literary history and cultural diversity expressed in the ethnic themes of the literature of each period. In essence, students will expand their knowledge of world literature while improving their literary skills. By the completion of this course, students will write concisely, articulately, and critically with knowledge of skills and standards for this course.
American Literature I This course covers the literature of the United States up until WWII, and includes Native American myths and legends, journals and histories, poetry, dramatic literature, novels, short stories and nonfiction writing. Students will read and reflect on this literature through open – ended questions, creative writing, journaling, evaluation, multimedia projects, research papers and dramatic presentation. Students will be expected to keep a daily in – class vocabulary journal. TheMassachusettsstate frameworks and Collins Process Writing are embedded in this course.
American Literature II This course covers the literature of the United States post WWII – the present, and includes modern and contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, plays, non-fiction essays, study of a Shakespeare play and a coming of age novel. Students will read and reflect on this literature through open – ended questions, creative writing, journaling, evaluation, multimedia projects, research papers and dramatic presentation. Massachusetts state frameworks and Collins Process Writing are embedded in this course.
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School admits students and makes available to them its advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or home status.