Course Overview

In this course, you’ll study the six ways—or strands—of using language: reading, writing, listening, viewing, representing, and speaking. This is accomplished through five units of study:

Unit 1: Visual Communication
Unit 2: Non-Fiction
Unit 3: Poetry
Unit 4: Fiction
Unit 5: Novel

Through this course, you’ll better understand and appreciate the English language and will learn to use language confidently, competently, and artistically for effective communication, personal growth, and learning.

ONE novel is required for Unit 5. You may choose any novel from the following list:

Cowboys Don’t Cry by Marilyn Halvorson
I Am David by Anne Holm
Peacekeepers by Dianne Linden
Who is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie
Smile by Raina Telgelmeier
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
The Wreckers by Ian Lawrence