Instructor: Gayle Foley This is a one semester course. This course is a bridge between English IV and Advanced Composition. A great deal of growth takes place from 8th-10th grade, and we want students to have that nurturing time to develop prior to moving on to Advanced Composition. Students will benefit from the continued review, reinforcement, and practice of essay forms and stylistic guidelines. Students will be introduced to and will practice several pre-writing strategies to help discern what to write. Budding writers will also learn stylistic rules and customary usage to help avoid common pitfalls. Students will cover the basics of several essay forms and will continue to practice advanced grammar and punctuation as they perfect their composition skills. Class is recommended for mature 8th through 10th grade.