This course focuses on the development of reading skills through the analysis of fiction, nonfiction, short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Descriptive, expository, argumentative, and narrative writing, as well as basic research techniques and communication skills are addressed. In addition, students refine grammar and usage skills through the writing process and effective composition strategies. This full-year course meets for two consecutive periods providing time for practice and growth in reading. This course is not NCAA core approved.