Welcome to Honors English 10 and English 10. This is our year to focus on American Literature. We'll study the prose and poetry of various literary movements in the United States beginning with Native Americans and Puritan times and eventually make our way through the Harlem Renaissance and Modernism. We'll do quite a bit of writing and revising and balance that with critical analyses of the literature we read. Of course, the study of grammar, punctuation, figurative language, audience, the 6+1 traits, and the like will be incorporated into our writing pieces. I think you'll find that your sophomore year of English will be rigorous and enlightening. Welcome!