Students will develop new perspectives through interpreting literature, expanding vocabulary, and writing creatively; students will also enhance their writing skills by examining point of view, character development, figurative language, and audience. This is the first course in a two-part Tenth-Grade English series (ENGL 045 and ENGL 047).
Students are required to view the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962 black and white), which can be found at most video rental stores or libraries. They will also need a dictionary and a method for recording themselves giving a persuasive speech.
Course Outline: 
1. Suprising Discoveries
2. Teaching the Crowd
3. Petting Peeves
4. How to be an Expert
5. Fair in Comparison
6. No Man Is an Island