ENG I is part of a continuous high school English curricula designed to prepare students for post-high school studies and careers which require strong reading and writing skills. The first of a four-level series is built on techniques "borrowed" from three cultures: Eskimo, Greek and Hebrew. Paradigm high school English is available in a seamless program that begins with English I and continues through English IV. Every grade level (I through IV) focuses on interpretation and development of writing styles. English I: Language Skills builds on skills learned in English Grammar Skills (EGS, eighth grade*) by reviewing the parts of speech and their application. Students read and evaluate literature carefully selected to expose students to noble ideals and writing techniques that equip students to craft strong sentences and paragraphs, while becoming effective wordsmiths skilled in producing poems, letters, essays, narratives, editorials, articles, speeches, allegories, and research papers. Students gain experience writing pieces that inform, entertain, persuade and challenge. Students learn to address literary concepts such as cause and effect, logic, premises, comparison, and contrasts.