Students engage in in-depth analysis of increasingly more complex literature in Calvert English I. A variety of genres are covered, including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama and novels. Throughout the course, students examine what makes a hero through reading Homer’s The Odyssey, explore unifying themes as they read To Kill a Mockingbird, and compare and contrast the original Romeo and Juliet with a modern adaptation.
In addition to reading, students view literature from its historical perspective and connect it to other arts. Both formal and informal writing tasks also engage students in literary analyses, logical arguments, informational/explanatory texts, narratives, and focused research projects.