Course Description:The tenth-grade student who has already exhibited an aptitude for English will read, comprehend, and critique literary works from a variety of eras and cultures. Attention will be given to the analysis of consumer information, such as labels, owners’ manuals, warranties, and contracts. The student will critique the writing of peers and professionals, using analysis to improve writing skills. In writing, emphasis is on exposition. The student will build research skills by crediting sources and presenting information in a format appropriate for content. Due to the advanced nature of the course, the representative works chosen from different literary genres and time periods will be challenging to advanced English students, as will the nature and scope of writing assignments. Grammar knowledge will be expanded as the student writes, edits, and presents materials, applying the conventions of language. During second semester, the student will participate in the Campbell County writing assessment. There is no SOL test given for this course.