Freeman Academy seeks to integrate the study of language arts and writing into all areas of the curriculum.

English Theme Verse

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1

MCC Essay Winners

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Courses

English I

Offered to: Freshman
Credits: 1

This course is designed to give students a complete overview of English grammar and an introduction to various genres of literature, including short stories, novels, poetry, and drama. Students will develop academic writing skills through a number of writing assignments, implementing the Six Traits of Writing. Throughout the study of these areas, students will expand their vocabulary and develop spelling skills.


English II

Offered to: Sophmores
Credits: 1

This course is divided into two separate trimesters


Speech

Offered to:
Credits: 1/2 Credit

In speech, students will focus on communication skills and learning the basics of public speaking. Students will apply these basics to a variety of public speaking experiences. Students will learn to build strong, logical arguments and improve their listening and evaluation skills.


Writing and Composition

Offered to:
Credits: 1/2 Credit

To enhance their writing, students will continue to review English grammar, expand their vocabulary, and develop spelling skills. Students will complete a number of writing assignments designed to prepare them for college writing. Through the study of novels, students will examine quality writing, learn to identify literary elements, and apply reading strategies to comprehend and interpret text.


English III: Composition and American Literature

Offered to: Juniors
Credits: 1

Students will read a survey of American literature, exploring the different periods, authors, and genres. Students will study the principles and skills involved in effective writing and will be required to apply these skills to selected writing assignments. Students will continue to work on vocabulary and spelling, as well as grammar.


English IV: Composition and British Literature

Offered to: Seniors
Credits: 1

Students will read a survey of British literature, exploring the different periods, authors, and genres. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments designed to prepare them for college level writing, including application essays, resumes, business letters, and a major research paper to be entered in the Mennonite/Brethren in Christ Public Policy Essay Contest. Students will continue to work on vocabulary and spelling, as well as grammar.