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The Canterbury Tales




John Donne


John Milton's Paradise Lost


William Blake's Poetry


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


Lyric Poetry


Victorian Poetry


Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Laura Holk


Phone: 949-515-6023


Composition and Literature 4AB

In Composition and Literature 4AB, seniors analyze British Literature beginning with the Anglo-Saxon Period's Beowulf and ending with the Contemporary Period's Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Student expectations center around the California State Standards that emphasize analytical skills learned throughout high school in the understanding of the numerous literary genres studied in class. Besides poetry and short stories, seniors also read Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as core texts. Seniors complete the research component of the 3-tiered Senior Project. Selecting a topic for which they have a passion, seniors experience the process of writing a 7-10 page research paper using the MLA style guide. Seniors are expected to participate in a tangible experience related to their research topic. At the end of the school year, each senior delivers a 7-8 minute speech explaining the tangible experience and how it relates to the research paper. Modes of assessment for the class vary from traditional tests, essays, oral presentations and projects.

Trident and Ebbtide

Students enrolled in Trident work on Corona del Mar High School's monthly magazine. All the articles in the 32-page publication are written and edited by the students; additionally, the students design each page using the latest desktop publishing software. Funding for the printing of the magazine is derived from subscriptions and advertising sales. If you would like a subscription or advertise in the magazine, then contact me at Another component of the class is Trident Online. Students write weekly articles about school events such as sports, activities and clubs. You may visit the site at We appreciate any suggestions and responses to the articles found in both mediums.

Ebbtide students design Corona del Mar High School's yearbook. An annual publication, Ebbtide runs on a budget close to $100,000 to print a 380-plus page book that documents the events of the school year. Staff members begin work on the publication in the Spring of the previous school year, continue working with the theme at yearbook camp during the summer, and dedicate numerous hours throughout the school year.

Students are responsible for taking photographs, writing copy, captions and headlines, designing layouts, and selling advertisements.

Distribution of the book is in June.

If you would like to purchase a yearbook or advertise in the book, please contact me at 949-515-6023.


Corona del Mar High School

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Laura Holk Locker

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My Dogs O'Toole and Isabel

Trip to Egypt and Jordan


2007 Trip to Kenya

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2007 Italy Trip