English I & III: This class is designed to promote literacy in an active, stimulating environment. The ultimate goal is to provide students with the necessary literacy skills and strategies to increase reading and writing comprehension across the curriculum. We will also improve vocabulary, grammar and writing skills while studying various literary genres. Students will feel prepared for the NC Finals at the end of 9th grade and the EOC Reading/ Writing Test given at the end of the 10th grade. Juniors will be prepared for NC Finals/Writing Test given at the end of their 11th grade year and to enter English IV. Students will also read many books independently this year. In the end, the goal is to instill in students that they can be a productive, contributing member of society and work hard towards their future goals. Please continue to encourage and uplift our young ones, so that they may strive for Greatness because that is what Dudley produces--GREATNESS! Thank You!