H.S. Language Arts / Reading
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English I
English I course provides a detailed investigation of literary techniques and devices using classics from American and English literature as examples. It explains how to recognize these techniques and to incorporate them into writing. It also presents strategies for expanding vocabulary through reading and provides focus on grammar skills for advanced writing. Course topics include: Plot, Setting, Conflict, and Irony; Characterization and Theme; Point of View, Narrator and Voice; Cause and Effect; Autobiography, Memoirs, and Biography; Persuasive, Expository, and Descriptive Essays; Speech in Writing; Editorials; Elements of Poetry and Poetic Devices; Drama; English I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
English II
High School English II provides tools for students to achieve college-readiness in understanding and correctly using the conventions of standard English, with focus on literary techniques, vocabulary, and grammar. The course draws from literature classics to give students practice in identifying and incorporating these conventions. Course topics include: Elements of Short Story; Writing Science Fiction and Mystery; Writing Biography, Autobiography, and Memoirs; Grammar and Vocabulary; Writing Personal, Expository, and Persuasive Essays; Writing Persuasive Speeches; Form, Language, Imagery, and Sound Devices in Poetry; Drama - Comedy and Tragedy; English II is A-G Approved through the University of California.
American Literature English III
American Literature-English III uses the works of the masters to give the student a well-rounded look at American Literature, beginning with Native American lore and continuing on through the Modernist Movement. Sprinkled with strategically-placed morsels of grammar and style, this course enhances the student's ability to enjoy and produce literature. Course topics include: Early America; Genres of Writing; American Romanticism (The Transcendentalists); American Romanticism (Gothic Literature); Regionalism and Realism; The Modernist Movement; Annotated Bibliography; American Literature-English III is A-G Approved through the University of California.
British Literature - English IV
British Literature is a robust high school English IV course for 11th and 12th grade students that examines British Literature as it has developed through the ages against an historical backdrop. It exposes students to classic works of fiction and nonfiction, including epics, legends, poetry, histories, novels, and drama from early Anglo-Saxon texts to post-modern pieces. In addition to the study of literature, the course includes four units focused on writing to give students practice in critical thinking which they translate into written analysis. A strong addition to the writing units is a detailed step-by-step guide through the process of writing a research report, reinforcing students’ preparation for their future in college and/or a career. British Literature. This course has been A-G Approved through the University of California.
College Prep - English IV
As students transition from High School to College or into the work force, their ability to apply language arts skills in real-world scenarios becomes essential. In the College Prep-English IV course, students learn practical strategies for effective writing in college or on the job, including how to write scholarly essays, concise technical reports, compelling resumes, and professional business emails. Grammar, vocabulary, and spelling tips round out the course to empower college/employment-bound students for success in their post-high school endeavors. Course topics include: Organizing and Writing a Resume; Reading for Comprehension; Overview of Types of Writing; Persuasive and Scholarly Essays; Research Papers; Grammar and Vocabulary; Making Effective Presentations; Writing Opinions and Technical Papers; Writing Reports; Writing Effective Emails; College Prep-English IV is A-G Approved through the University of California.
AP English Literature and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition is designed for students who have mastered the basic English curriculum and wish to be challenged by higher-level reading and analysis. It engages students in becoming skilled readers and writers of prose from a variety of rhetorical contexts. The course also includes AP Exam prep. AP English Literature and Composition has been audited and approved by College Board. AP English Literature and Composition is A-G Approved through the University of California.
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Language and Composition, higher-level reading and analysis. Students analyze and interpret good writing and apply effective strategies in their own writing while also preparing for the AP Exam. AP English Language and Composition has been audited and approved by College Board. AP English Language and Composition is A-G Approved through the University of California
High School Language Arts/Reading Remedial I
The focus of Basic Language Arts/Reading Concepts II for High School is on filling in holes in reading and writing skills. It is especially focused on engaging with and responding to text for 9th grade remediation.
High School Language Arts/Reading Remedial II
The focus of Language Arts/Reading Concepts for High School is on filling in holes in reading and writing skills, with a special emphasis on how to read and respond in writing to a variety of texts. Course topics include:
Discover English High School Part 1 (ESL)
This course designed is for students seeking a mastery of English as a second language. The course is taught by the Discover Method, making it the right choice for students of any native tongue having little or no English background. Discover English incorporates the syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation needed to comprehend English in an everyday environment. This course is ideal for students learning English for the first time, or for an ESL student needing extra practice and help. Discover English can be used in a stand-alone environment or to supplement teacher instruction in the classroom in a blended learning environment.
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