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English Language Arts

English I - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course builds upon the literary knowledge and language skills covered in English 8. Students will learn the elements of analytical reading and literary analysis. Students will be able to write structured paragraphs, short compositions, letters, narratives, and at least one research project using

appropriate technology.

Honors English I - 1.0 Credit

 

This Honors English course serves as preparation for Advanced Placement courses and focuses on close reading of poetry, novels, plays, stories, and essays, both classical and modern. Students will learn rhetorical devices and concepts needed for writing close literary analysis. Students will be able to write literary analysis, as well as argumentative, expository, and creative writing with increasing sophistication.

 

English II - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course builds upon the literary knowledge and language skills Covered in English I. Students will learn literary genre, critical reading, and literary analysis. Based on readings and research, students will be able to write arguments, informative/explanatory works and narratives.

 

Honors English II - 1.0 Credit

 

This Honors English course builds upon the content covered in Honors English I and serves as an Advanced Placement feeder course. Students will learn rhetorical devices, symbolism, alternative writing styles, and the development of the modern novel. Students will be able to produce close literary analyses, as well as argumentative, expository, and creative writing with increasing clarity and sophistication. Students in this course can expect a significantly greater number of reading and writing assignments.

 

English III - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course builds upon the literary knowledge and language skills covered in English II. Students will learn classical and contemporary literature with an emphasis on American works. Students will be able to write arguments, informative/explanatory works and narratives in response to readings and

research.

Honors English III - 1.0 Credit

 

This Honors English course builds upon the content covered in Honors English II and serves as an Advanced Placement feeder course. Students will learn rhetorical devices and advanced literary techniques. Students will be able to produce close literary analyses, as well as argumentative, expository, and creative writing with increasing clarity and sophistication. Students in this course can expect a significantly greater number of reading and writing assignments.

 

English IV - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course builds upon the literary knowledge and language skills covered in English III. Students will study multicultural and world classical and contemporary works with an emphasis on British literature. Students will be able to write well-developed arguments, informative/explanatory works, book and media reviews, and a documented paper, using appropriate technology.

 

Honors English IV - 1.0 Credit

 

This Honors English course builds upon the content covered in Honors English III. Students will learn rhetorical devices and advanced literary techniques. Students will be able to produce close literary analyses, as well as argumentative, expository, and creative writing with increasing clarity and sophistication. Students in this course can expect a significantly greater number of reading and

writing assignments.

Creative Writing - 1.0 Credit

 

This English writing course is designed for students who are competent in writing skills and mechanics but are interested in enhancing their writing creativity. Students will exercise their observation skills and sharpen their sensitivity to language as they write poetry, short stories, essays, biographies, and autobiographies. Students will be able to express themselves in an artistic manner using sound writing techniques and standard American English.

 

Journalism I - 1.0 Credit

 

This journalism course exposes students to techniques of writing for a newspaper or magazine. Students will study theories and procedures of journalism and examine all aspects of newspaper publication (gathering, writing, editing, displaying the news, and using technology) and other mass media.

 

Yearbook - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course focuses on skills needed for production of the school yearbook. Students will cover techniques of advertising, journalistic writing, photo selection, and layout design. Students learn about possible careers in printing, costs of printing, and printing techniques.

 

African American Exper in American Literature - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course explores the literary and cultural heritage and experience of African Americans through the interdisciplinary study of American literature, art, and music. This English course explores the literary and cultural heritage and experience of African Americans through the interdisciplinary study of American literature, art, and music from 1789 to the present. Students will learn about the

various eras and genres of related literature and construct a major analytical or documented research paper of 500--800 words.

 

Technical Writing - 1.0 Credit

 

This English course provides instruction and practice in the processes and conventions of effective technical writing communication. This course will expect students to use a process approach to writing, including strategies for the following: audience analysis, prewriting, drafting, peer sharing, revising, editing, and formatting. Other important processes discussed in this course include gathering, using, and documenting data from primary and secondary sources; adapting technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences; and recording and reporting technical information clearly and accurately. Students will produce technical reports of varying lengths and complexities that follow accepted conventions of language, style, mechanics, and format. Oral presentations on different topics based on individual occupational interests will be required.

 

AP English Literature & Composition - 1.0 Credit

 

This AP English course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Examination through extensive reading and analysis of advanced classical and modern literature. Students will learn tone, diction, style, structure, and other literary devices. Students will be able to produce a wide range of writing pieces, including argumentative, expository, and creative essays.

Students will also review journals, essay exams, and essays of literary analysis. Participation in AP professional development is required to teach an AP course.

 

English Literature & Composition Ext - 1.0 Credit

 

This is a companion course for E07 A.P. Engl Lit & Comp.

AP English Lang & Composition - 1.0 Credit

 

This AP English course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Examination through comprehensive analysis of the structure and style of written and spoken English. Students will learn rhetorical devices and how to analyze and use them. Students will be able to write critical essays, compositions, book reviews, and documented papers using varied syntax, appropriate diction, logical thinking, clarity, and a concise, direct writing style. Participation in AP professional development is required to teach an AP course.

 

English Lang & Comp Ext - 1.0 Credit

 

This is a companion course for E08 A.P. Engl Language & Composition.

 

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