Course Descriptions - English

English Language Arts 9 1 Credit(s) #1407
Purpose: This course is designed to integrate writing, reading, and speaking skills in the English language building on skills learned.
Description: The Ninth Grade World Literature I Curriculum will instruct students in the following aspects of oral and written communication: writing in narrative, persuasive and informational styles for a variety of purposes; becoming effective listeners through audio media and oral presentations; using technology as a resource tool; working effectively with others; understanding and appreciating social issues; understanding and responding critically to works literature. There will also be emphasis on languge usage and word choice. Students will complete research using traditional and electronic information resources; read a variety of texts including short stories, poetry, drama, biographies, and autobiographies; respond orally and in writing to the text they read. There will be a strong emphasis on the study of the concept of theme.
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English Language Arts 9 Honors 1 Credit(s) #1408
Purpose: This course is designed to integrate writing, reading, and speaking skills in the English language.
Description: The Ninth Grade World Literature I Honors Curriculum is a more enhanced version of the ninth grade language arts curriculum. The students will be instructed in the following aspects of oral and written communication: writing in narrative, persuasive and informational styles for a variety of purposes; becoming effective listeners through audio media and oral presentations; using technology as a resource tool; working effectively with others; understanding and appreciating social issues; and understanding and responding critically to works of literature. There will be an emphasis on language usage and word choice. Students will complete research using traditional and electronic information resources; read a variety of texts including short stories, poetry, drama, biographies, and autobiographies; respond orally and in writing to the text they read. There will be a strong emphasis on the study of the concept of theme. Students will be required to read a variety of novels, which will be approved by the instructor and/or District
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the eighth grade Language Arts and teacher recommendation is required.
Read 180 1 Credit(s) #1811
Purpose: Read 180 is a research-based intervention program designed to promote literacy and reading comprehension strategies for the struggling reader.
Description: In Read 180, students will use interactive workbooks, which provide daily instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing and grammar skills. Students use a software program with high-interest video segments, customized reading instruction and practice with individualized, adjusted support to address each student’s needs.
Students will build reading comprehension skills through modeled and independent reading of selected, age-appropriate, high-interest Lexile-leveled paper backs and audio books.
Prerequisites: Below-basic reading scores on the PSSA, below-basic 4Sight results, and/or low academic performance.
English Language Arts 10-Keystone 1 Credit(s) #1507
Purpose: This course is designed to integrate writing, reading, and speaking skills in the English language building on skills learned in English 9.
Description: Grade 10 World Literature II will continue to instruct students in the following aspects of oral and written communication learned in Grade 9 World Literature I. Areas to be addressed: research, reading to make sense of various texts, writing in narrative, persuasive and informational styles for a variety of purposes; becoming effective listeners through audio media and oral presentations; using technology as a resource tool; working effectively with others; understanding and appreciating...Successful completion of English 9English
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