This course will give the students an opportunity to increase their written and oral communication skills, as well as increase their appreciation of literature. Students will read and analyze several forms of literature, applying an understanding of the elements of literature. They will also become proficient in the elements of writing and the writing process. They will demonstrate this proficiency through poetry, essays, letters, stories, and a research paper. Furthermore, students will also demonstrate their knowledge of the modes of writing: narrative, expository, and argumentative. In addition, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar will all be reviewed and exhibited in the student’s written work.