By participating in Honorâ€™s English through Vineyard
Academy, you will improve your GPA and participate in an in-depth study of
concepts and philosophies addressed in class.You will have supplementary homework assignments that
require critical analysis of reading material.Also, you will respond to questions in a thorough and formal
manner, demonstrating your ability to analyze text, think critically, make
complex comparisons, and incorporate thoughtful commentary into your writing.
In addition, you will be reading supplemental novels and participate in
discussions that challenge your understanding of universal themes.
Students registered as Honors have the same requirements as
the non-honors students, with the following exceptions:
literature/writing unit, you will read additional material.
online discussion, with material from your reading and homework posted on
collaborize.Minimum—2 posts a
3.A-Day Wednesday lunch meetings. Bring your lunch and
start discussions 10 minutes into the lunch.Attendance will affect grade.
curriculum may be purchased from a bookstore or checked out from the library.
The following additional books and materials are expected:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Thomas C. Foster)
Beowulf (translated by Seamus
11/1 - 12/10
1/4 - 2/9
entire World Religions text
The Little Prince
Life of Pi
of food ethics books (see list on webspace)
selected for VARP must be approved.
completion:For each additional
Honors text, you must complete the following:
English is a commitment.You may
not come and go as you please.Once you decide that you want to participate in the honorâ€™s program, you
will have to wait until the semester to drop the course.