English I: 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 better prepared for the increased rigor of 10th grade & the EOC Reading/ Writing Test given at the end of the 10th grade. 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!