Composition is a semester long English elective. The course focuses on writing that students will likely encounter in college and the workplace. Various types of writing will be covered including business writing (resume and cover letter), college admissions essay, research-based writing and persuasive writing. The 6 traits of writing are used to assess each student’s progress during the course of the semester.
- T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
- T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
- T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
- T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.