This course is designed for those sophomores who have shown an above average ability in reading, writing, and speaking in their ninth grade English classes. It will concentrate on distinguished authors from around the world. Representative selections of poetry, short stories, novels and drama by these authors will be read and discussed. In addition, a public speaking experience will be provided by a minimum of two required individual speeches and one group presentation per semester. The writing of a well-organized, coherent paragraph will be stressed with all sophomores, and the Honors will have Essays taught to them for ACT test preparation. Vocabulary study will be designed not only to enhance students' comprehension of the literature but also to expand their own reading and speaking abilities. The class is taught the the ability of the fastest learner EACH DAY, thereby challenging all students.