Credit Recovery - English 1B

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the important skills of writing effectively and clearly. These skills are essential to success in college, business, and life. This course will help you develop the technical writing skills and confidence to use those skills in communicating your ideas and thoughts in written form. The main focus is to provide you with the ability to master essential grammatical concepts that will prepare you for more advanced English courses.  You will learn to use the Internet to communicate and will explore mass media and gain an understanding of journalism and advertising practices.


Course Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  1. Choose and apply appropriate reading strategies.
  2. Analyze elements of short fiction.
  3. Use a variety of sentence structures in your writing.
  4. Define and identify a variety of poetic devices.
  5. Compile written ideas into a report.

Course Outline


UNIT VI: Introduction

Section A - Introduction

Unit VII: Reading Strategies

Section A - Reading Strategies Introduction

Section B - Strong Introductions and Conclusions

Section C - Note Taking

Section D - Correspondence

Unit VIII: Short Fiction

Section A - Introduction to Fiction

Section B - Editing Sentence Fragments

Unit IX: The Novel

Section A - Theme and Symbolism

Section B - Sentence Variety

Section C - Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

Unit X: Lyrics Poetry

Section A - Poetry

Section B - Writing a Business Letter

Section C - Using Apostrophes

Unit XI: Drama

Section A - Introduction to Drama

Section B - The Play (Romeo and Juliet)

Unit XII: Research

Section A - Avoiding Plagiarism

Section B - Research Paper

Section C - Research Paper II

Feature List

Test pools, practice activities, audio, tutorials, video, and interactive questions. Course includes mini-projects utilizing components of read, write, listen, and speak.

Required Materials

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd; Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare



Course Length

One Semester