English is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English language. In Virginia English 7, Semester A, you will explore different elements of fiction such as theme, characters, setting, and plot. You will also improve your writing by developing skills required for academic writing. You will evaluate how change affects society and an individual’s personal growth by analyzing various informational texts. In addition, you will conduct a group discussion on the topic of change. In the latter part of the course, you will examine various poetic devices and elements of drama. You will also compare a dramatic text to its film version. In the final unit, you will analyze elements of writing such as tone, audience, purpose, and structure in informational texts.
English is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English language. In Virginia English 7, Semester B, you will analyze the literary elements of point of view and conflict in literature. You will study the features and techniques of persuasive writing. You will evaluate the use of the literary element of conflict in informational texts. In addition, you will learn about the main characteristics of public speaking and deliver a persuasive speech. In the latter part of this course, you will investigate the topic of identity in literature. In the final unit, you will read novels and explore various literary elements.