English 1 Fundamentals of English

  • Name:

    English 1 Fundamentals of English (ENGF100)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 8 (LA8) or English Fundamentals – Middle School (LAF1)

English 1 Fundamentals of English


Fundamentals of English will target students’ growth in essential skills related to reading, writing, speaking & listening, discussion and reflection. Reading strategies, structured writing, critical thinking skills and vocabulary building will comprise the main elements of this course. Students will read high-interest pieces of literature including graphic novels and modern translations of classic texts while moving toward proficiency with more challenging texts. Students will engage in frequent and systematic writing activities to develop proficiency within narrative, informational, and argumentative genres. The overall goal of this course is to increase the literacy and composition skills of students.


Are you ready to take your mastery of the English language to the next level? Join the Fundamentals of English to grow your skills in sentence structure and composition while reading and interacting with others. You’ll begin your year exploring epic journeys of both modern and historic heroes and end the year by listening to world leaders throughout history. As we read and write together, you will be given opportunities to apply your learning from real-world authors while building language skills necessary for success in high school courses.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

“I love English, so this course was very interesting.”

“I enjoyed having the grammar assessments. I really enjoyed the reading assignments. I liked how in many of the discussions, we were required to have quotes from the Bible.”

“I liked the spelling bees. I enjoyed the discussions. I also enjoyed the stories.”

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