My English VII-VIII classes meet first, second, and fourth periods.
English VII: First Semester
The focus of first semester is early British literature. The students will read Beowulf by The Beowulf Poet, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Macbeth, and Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
English VIII: Second Semester
The focus of second semester is literature of the Holocaust. The students will read Night by Elie Wiesel, The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal, selections from Images from the Holocaust and Echoes and Reflections, as well as either The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay.