In this course, skills previously learned in grammar, reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary are maintained and extended. Composition reflects the study of literature with the focus on expository writing – paragraph development, revising, proofreading, and editing. A brief but formal, documented essay may be assigned along with instruction in research and library skills. Literature study includes all genres and stresses literary analysis. Thinking, reasoning, and test-taking skills will be incorporated throughout the course. This course meets the state requirements for one unit of grammar and composition.