English Curriculum

English: Composition and Rhetoric 9

Course Texts:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level D, Workbook
  • Vocabulary Workshop Level D, Teacher Answer Key, Optional**
  • Writing Workshop Level D, Workbook
  • Writing Workshop Level D, Teacher Manual, Optional
  • An Odyssey in Rhetoric,The Kolbe Oral Presentation Series Vol. I, (2 book set)
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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**Available for currently enrolled families only

Course Description:

According to the Ignatian method, Kolbe Academy's English course has been designed to help form the student's abilities to effectively Speak, Write, and Act. The lessons of the three component parts of the course, Vocabulary, Composition, and Oral Presentations are woven together along with subject matter from other Kolbe Academy 9th Grade courses in order to strengthen and enrich the student's academic experience. This course emphasizes an introduction to quoting and citing outside sources in one's academic essays using the MLA handbook.

English: Composition and Rhetoric 10

Course Texts:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level E, Workbook
  • Vocabulary Workshop Level E, Teacher's Answer Key, Optional**
  • Writing Workshop Level E, Workbook
  • Writing Workshop Level E, Teacher Manual, Optional
  • In Cicero's Footsteps, The Kolbe Oral Presentation Series Vol. II, (2 book set)
  • Write Better Essays in Just 20 Minutes a Day*

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*The answer key for all exercises in Write Better Essays is included in the book on pages 173-191. It is recommended that this section be removed prior to the student beginning this course.

**Available for currently enrolled families only

Course Description:

According to the Ignatian Method, Kolbe Academy's Grade 10 English course has been designed to help form the student's abilities to effectively Speak, Write, and Act. The lessons of the three component parts of the course-Vocabulary, Composition, and Oral Presentations-are woven together with one another, and with subject matter from other Kolbe 10th Grade courses in order to strengthen and enrich the student's academic experience. This course emphasizes writing well-formed essays.

English: Expository Writing and Rhetoric 11

Course Texts:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level F, Workbook, Sadlier-Oxford (1411)
  • Vocabulary Workshop Level F, Teacher Answer Key, Optional**
  • Writing Workshop Level F, Workbook
  • Writing Workshop Level F, Teacher Manual, Optional
  • Student Guide to Writing a Research Paper
  • Everyman's Journey, The Kolbe Oral Presentation Series Vol. III, (2 book set)
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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**Available for currently enrolled families only

Course Description:

According to the Ignatian Method, Kolbe Academy's Grade 11 English course has been designed to help form the student's abilities to effectively Speak, Write, and Act. The lessons of the four component parts of the course-Vocabulary, Composition, Research, and Oral Presentations-are woven together with one another, and with subject matter from other Kolbe 11th Grade courses in order to strengthen and enrich the student's academic experience. The methodology for writing an extensive research paper is an integral part of this course.

English: Creative Writing from Imitation 12

Honors Designation Available

Course Texts:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level G, Workbook
  • Vocabulary Workshop Level G, Teacher Amswer Key, Optional**
  • The Art of the Short Story
  • Treasury of Poems, The Kolbe Oral Presentation Series Vol. IV.
  • The Menagerie of Marsepink
  • Writer's Workshop
  • The Wasteland, Prufock and other Poems

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**Available for currently enrolled families only

Course Description:

According to the Ignatian Method, Kolbe Academy's Grade 12 English course has been designed to help form the student's abilities to effectively Speak, Write, and Act. The lessons of the three component parts of the course-Vocabulary, Composition, and Oral Presentations-will all contribute to development in these fields. This course is also designed to help stimulate and develop the student's creative imagination through admiration and imitation of great writers and styles.