This course is designed for all students and is grounded in the college and career readiness anchor standards meant to prepare all students for college and career. The course emphasizes literacy and development through instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and langauge. Students are introduced to literature and informational texts along with paragraph and essay development. Short story and poetry elements are taught along with analysis of novels and drama. Students learn to produce writing and present ideas using appropriate devices and structure for audience and purpose.