How do boys learn to think clearly, write persuasively and read critically?
Boys learn through deliberative practice in thinking clearly and critically about the world around them.
They learn by observing their experiences in the world and sharing their insights about those experiences.
Throughout the English curriculum, boys read a range of literature and non-fiction. They are challenged through literature and class discussions to develop ethical opinions on a myriad of subjects and to defend those opinions logically, persuasively, and thoughtfully. They learn the fundamentals of the writing process by exploring a variety of writing styles and audiences. Boys learn to share their thoughts confidently and clearly and enrich their analytical and creative skills by writing responsively to what they read and to what is discussed in class.
Many students attest that before they attended McCallie, they thought reading and writing were chores. At McCallie, boys discover the joy, beauty, and power of the written word.
- ENG110 Responding to Literature
- ENG111 Responding to Literature (Core)
- ENG112 Responding to Literature Honors
- ENG210 World Literature
- ENG212 World Literature Honors
- ENG310 American Literature
- ENG312 AP English Literature
- ENG412 Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
- ENG413 Contemporary Literature
- ENG420 Art of Poetry
- ENG424 Irish Literature
- ENG426 Fiction Writing
- ENG427 Horror Fiction
- ENG430 Tragedy and the Tragic Hero
- ENG431 Literature of the Absurd
- ENG438 Gender Studies
- ENG439 African American Literature
- ENG440 American Immigrant Literature
- ENG441 Literature of Race and Racism
- ENG442 Literature for the Spirit
- ENG443 Sports in Literature
- ENG444 Literature of the Short Story
- ENG445 Literature of the American South
- ENG446 Religious Thought in Literature