This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Where am I going? What will I find when I travel into the world ahead? Discovering the answers to these and many other questions will be the focus of the course. Through inquiry, self-discovery, and reflection students cultivate their reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills as they experience the world of literature. Using the theme of “A Time for Exploration,” students will follow the steps of the writing process to communicate effectively and actively engage in the steps of the reading process. This will be accomplished via a journey through visual, oral and written texts (fiction, biography, nonfiction, mythology, poetry and folk tales).