Rebecca Huggins

Phone: (910) 938-6705

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Degrees and Certifications:

English Instructor/ Department Head English OECHS Technical & Professional Communications Cert (2016) Master's in Teaching (2009) Bachelor's in English (2006)

Rebecca Huggins

Welcome to the English Department at OECHS!

Course Offerings:

English I Honors

English I Honors is designed to give students a foundation in fiction, drama, poetry, mythology, and literary nonfiction through genre study.  In addition to analyzing literature in different perspectives, students will learn to view literature in a historical context and observe connections between literature and the arts.  Students will engage with texts of all major forms and prepare to write essays that explore narrative writing, textual analysis, poetry explication, and preliminary rhetorical research.  Students will continue to hone, develop, and improve written and interpersonal communication skills in the course through collaborative writing, speaking, and listening, daily grammar practice, and reading. By the end of English I, students will be prepared to focus on a world literary study for English II, American literature in English 231 at Coastal Community College, and British literature in English IV.

Required Course Readings

Homer, The Odyssey Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Selected Works), Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Edgar Allan Poe (Selected Works),Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie, Selected Short Fiction & Poetry

English II Honors

English II Honors is designed to give students a foundation in world literature to include fiction, drama, poetry, mythology, and literary nonfiction.  In addition to analyzing literature in different perspectives, students will learn to view literature in a historical context and observe connections between literature around the world, with particular emphasis on how the literary hero is treated through various cultures and mediums.  Students will engage with texts of all major forms and prepare to write essays that explore expository writing styles, analytical writing, and detailed reserach in interdisplinary areas, with a strong foundation in MLA formatting.  Students will continue to hone, develop, and improve written and interpersonal communication skills in the course through collaborative writing, speaking, and listening, daily grammar practice, and reading. By the end of English II, students will be prepared to focus on American literature in English 231 at Coastal Community College and British literature in English IV.

Required Course Readings

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, Elie Wiesel, Night, Shakespeare, Hamlet (Selected Works), F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Arthur Miller, The Crucible, Selected Non-Fiction and Poetry.

English IV Honors

English IV Honors is designed to give students a foundation in British literature from the Anglo-saxon to the Post Modern period, to include fiction, drama, poetry, and literary nonfiction.  In addition to analyzing literature in different perspectives, students will learn to view literature in a historical context.  Composition will focus on elements of rhetoric, and students will engage in writing with purpose, appealing to multiple audiences, and writing in effective and appropriate styles.  Students will continue to hone their ability to synthesize, summarize, paraphrase, quote, and cite secondary source material in both MLA and APA format. Students will explore cross-curricular writing opportunities in areas of college and career interests, and become proficient in standard formatting styles. Students will continue to develop, and improve written and interpersonal communication skills in the course through collaborative writing, speaking, and listening, daily grammar practice, and reading. By the end of English IV, students will be prepared to focus on American literature in English 231 at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Required Course Readings

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Shakespeare, Macbeth (Selected Works), Beowulf, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Pearl Poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Selected Non-Fiction & Poetry

**All reading materials are provided by the English Department at OECHS