English IP AME
English I College Preparatory, an intensive course, covers the study of form in short stories, drama, novels and poetry. The students learn to identify, compare, contrast, and analyze the characteristics of the various genres. The composition program emphasizes the mastering of various paragraph forms: narrative, argumentative, and expository. A research component is also included. Students are encouraged to experiment in both oral and written expressions. They are also required to extend their reading beyond the literature included in the basic curriculum. In the skills areas the students learn vocabulary skills, study skills, and listening skills. Instruction in grammar, mechanics, and spelling is ongoing.
As a part of the AME Academy, students will work on interdisciplinary projects putting their English language skills to use in writing film and TV show concepts, treatments and scripts as well as pitching their projects in a pitch meeting setting.