From Mr. Alexander:


Encore Academy’s English 12 is a reading and composition course that develops processes for critically reading, writing, and responding to a variety of texts in order to compose clear, concise expository essays. The course facilitates an awareness of the interplay among purpose, audience, content, structure, and style, while also introducing research and documentation methods. Course reading and writing assignments are thematically organized using nonfiction and American Literature in reverse chronological order. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. Writing assignments aim to increase students’ ability to explain clearly and elegantly what they understand. Our goal is to prepare you for the writing skills that will make you employable and promotable in the workforce or make you a good candidate who can be successful in post-secondary education.

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Random House 0767902890
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scribner 0743273567
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Barnes & Noble 159308000X