The purpose of this course is to provide grade 12 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.
Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning.

College Prep:


                        This course incorporates reading and writing study through writing a variety of informative texts using grade-level writing craft and through the in-depth reading and analysis of informational selections in order to develop critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college courses. This course prepares students for successful completion of Florida college English courses. The benchmarks reflect the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies necessary for entry-level college courses.

This course will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • a thorough and in-depth examination of a variety of short literary collections, including poetry, which includes a variety of professional, peer, and/or teacher examples in order to examine
    • text craft and structure, including line length and placement
    • effects of figurative, denotative, and connotative language choice
    • power and impact of appropriate voice and/or tone
    • story structure, sentence structure, and grammatical choices
    • reciprocal nature of content and form in development of a personal style
  • writing for varied purposes and in varied genres, including
    • personal and dramatic narratives
    • various poetic forms
    • screenplays and multimedia productions
    • multi-genre and creative non-fiction selections
    • digital writing platforms
  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially regarding peer reviews of multiple drafts

Welcome to Language Arts

Creative Writing I: Short Stories and Poetry

Creative Writing II: Creative NonFiction, Children's Book, Journalism

Journalism is a pre-requisite  for Newspaper Honors at Timber Creek High School.