Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Foundations of Literature & Composition

Description: Serving as the foundation for a college prep English track, this course will ground ninth and tenth-grade students in the fundamentals of literature and academic writing. Key concepts of plot, characterization, setting and theme are emphasized. Students will grow in their ability to read, think and write about literature analytically. They will fill up their toolbox for the task of analysis by learning literary term and devices, by practicing the skill of asking what, why and how questions of the text and by discussing, debating and defending their discoveries with classmates. Writing assignments are focused on incrementally developing the skills necessary to write outstanding analytical essays. 

Required texts: To Kill a Mockingbird (ISBN 978-0-06-093546-7) and The Lord of the Flies (ISBN 978-0-399-50148-7)
Short stories, poetry and other resources will be provided by the teacher. 

Copy/supply fee: $35 (given to Mary Bergman at Orientation or the first class day)

Annual tuition: $410.00 ($41.00/month for 10 months, August – May or $46/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Pre-Requisites: If you are currently enrolled in an English course at Bridge Academy, your current instructor or Alicia Collins can help determine the best English course to take next. If you are interested in this course, but you are not currently enrolled in an English course at Bridge Academy, please contact Alicia Collins at or Emily Kirtlan at to set up an appointment for completing a writing sample to determine placement. 

Mary Bergman