High School (HS)English

Intensify writing and reading skills. A Grade Ahead’s High School English program pushes student’s writing and reading abilities to the next level. Students learn advanced skills through:

  • Analytical reading
  • Advanced grammar and vocabulary skills
  • Focused academic writing

HS English curriculum is broken into 4 quarters of 3 months each:

  • Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing

Each student will begin from month 1 (unless requested specifically) because we believe that covering each quarter in order will provide that foundation necessary to strengthen the student’s HS English experience.

Curriculum & Samples: HS English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Comprehension Pre-Test Components of a Book;
Drama and its Features;
Literary Devices
Literary Devices Main Idea;
Literary Devices
2 July Answering Comprehension Questions;
Comprehension Tropes
Literary Devices Literary Devices Literary Devices
3 August Literary Devices;
Introductory and Transitional Words and Phrases
Literary Devices;
Generalizations and Inferences
Literary Devices;
Making Comparisons in Comprehension
Comprehension Post-Test
4 September Grammar Pre-Test Parts of Speech Agreement Parallelism
5 October Punctuation Sentence Structure Modifiers Comparatives and Superlatives
6 November Mixed Construction Active and Passive Voice Grammatical Errors Review Grammar Post-Test
7 December Vocabulary Pre-Test Etymology POS and Style Strategies Context Clues
8 January Improving Sentences and Paragraphs in your own Writing Improving Comprehension and Sentence Completion Defining Words;
Triggers and Transitions
Idioms (From, Of, With, & To)
9 February Idioms (About, As for, In, Other, Over, That, & To be) Commonly Misused Words and Phrases Advanced Vocabulary and Jargon Vocabulary Post-Test
10  March Writing Pre-Test Essay Format and Scoring Purpose, Tone, Audience, and Voice of Essays Analyzing Essay Prompts
11 April Prewriting Writing Parts of an Essay Improving Flow and Organization;
Details and Supporting Evidence
Expository Writing
12 May Narrative Essays Persuasive Essays Revising and Editing Writing Post-Test
Advanced vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.

Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2
  • Sample 3  
  • Sample 4

Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

Algebra I
Algebra II

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