High School 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.

Program Details: High School English
(Month 1)
Comprehension (Foreword, Preface, Prologue, Epilogue, Main Idea, Drama)
Literary Devices - 1
(Month 2)
Comprehension (Locating & Understanding Important Details)
Literary Devices - 2
(Month 3)
Comprehension (Generalizations, Inferences, Direct & Implied Meanings, Making comparisons)
Literary Devices – 3
Writing (Introductory & Transitional Words and Phrases)
(Month 4)
Grammar (POS, Agreement, Parallelism)
(Month 5)
Grammar (Punctuation, Modifiers, Split Infinitives, Sentence Structures, Comparatives & Superlatives)
(Month 6)
Grammar (Mixed Construction, Active and Passive Voice, Grammatical Errors, Editing)
(Month 7)
Vocabulary (Etymology, POS Strategies, Context Clues)
(Month 8)
Vocabulary (Improving Your Own Writing, Defining Words, Triggers and Transitions, Idioms)
(Month 9)
Vocabulary (Idioms, Commonly Misused Words and Phrases, Advanced Vocabulary and Jargon)
(Month 10)
Writing (Essays, Purpose, Audience, Tone, Voice, Looking Closer at the Prompt, Analysis, Counterargument and Rebuttal)
(Month 11)
Writing (Prewriting, Introductory Paragraph, Thesis Statement, Topic Sentences, Transitions, Details and Supporting Evidence, Expository Writing)
(Month 12)
Writing (Narratives, Persuasive Essays, Revising and Editing)

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