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American Literature A – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Two major themes for this course are “Leadership at Home” and “Leadership in Society.” Students will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works by American authors. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include an informative essay and a major research project. Students partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information, take Cornell notes for an informational text or during a lecture, and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like symbolism, dialect, author’s purpose, foreshadowing, persuasive devices, setting and more.

American Literature B – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence and has been redesigned to align to the Common Core Standards. Two major themes for this semester are “Becoming My Own Leader” and “Leading Others.” Students will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works by American authors. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include an argument essay, a narrative essay, and a business email. As a supplement to these assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information, take Cornell notes for an informational text or during a lecture, and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like characterization, allusion, word choice and diction, setting, symbolism, point of view, and more.

American Literature B – English 11-12 (CP)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence and has been redesigned to align to the Common Core Standards. Two major themes for this semester are “Becoming My Own Leader” and “Leading Others.” Students will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works by American authors. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include an argument essay, a narrative essay, and a business email. As a supplement to these assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information, take Cornell notes for an informational text or during a lecture, and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like characterization, allusion, word choice and diction, setting, symbolism, point of view, and more.

British Literature A – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course students will read engaging works and explore topics of interest as they develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will use essential questions to focus on a topic for each unit, such as Transformation of Language and Informed Decision Making.

British Literature B – English 11-12

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence in British literature. In this course students will read engaging works and explore topics of interest as they develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will use essential questions to focus on a topic for each unit, such as Technology: Potential for Enhancing Human Life and The DNA for Survival.

British Literature B – English 11-12 (CP)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence in British literature. In this course students will read engaging works and explore topics of interest as they develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will use essential questions to focus on a topic for each unit, such as Technology: Potential for Enhancing Human Life and The DNA for Survival.

Composition (Advanced)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Composition (Beginning)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

Composition (Beginning) (CP)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will study and become proficient in the use of the writing process. Students will also learn several grammar concepts that involve sentence structure, punctuation, and usage. In addition, they will learn about essay structure and organization through the development of five common types of essays: process analysis, definition, narrative, comparison/contrast, and classification and division.

EdReady English (Grades 10-12)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

For a limited time, in response to the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 school closures, Michigan Virtual and the NROC Project have partnered to offer EdReady for FREE. Click here for Free access to EdReady and other Michigan Virtual course content during school closures: https://lc.michiganvirtual.org. EdReady English permits students to self-assess for mastery of grade-level knowledge and skills. EdReady uses diagnostic testing to establish personalized study paths to fill in learning gaps and to reinforce understanding. EdReady English for grades 10th-12th contains six goals, each containing between 14 and 29 learning topics (124 learning objectives in total) aimed at fully preparing students for readiness to continue high school academic work toward college English readiness.

EdReady English (Grades 8-9)

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Middle School

Description

For a limited time, in response to the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 school closures, Michigan Virtual and the NROC Project have partnered to offer EdReady for FREE. Click here for Free access to EdReady and other Michigan Virtual course content during school closures: https://lc.michiganvirtual.org. EdReady English permits students to self-assess for mastery of grade-level knowledge and skills. EdReady uses diagnostic testing to establish personalized study paths to fill in learning gaps and to reinforce understanding. EdReady English for grades 8th-9th contains five goals, each containing between 9 and 26 learning topics (65 learning objectives in total) aimed at fully preparing students for readiness to continue high school academic work toward college English readiness.

English 10A

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. Students will read engaging works of literature and explore topics of interest as they develop their reading, writing and speaking skills. Students will complete two sets of units that focus on narrative writing and argumentative writing.

English 10B

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. In this course students will read engaging works and explore topics of interest as they develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will use essential questions to focus on a topic for each unit. The course is aligned to the Common Core Standards.

English 9A

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. As students progress through the course, they will explore two main themes, “Courage” and “Choice”, and address essential questions while reading a variety of works. Students will read novels, short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos and write for various purposes. Larger writing assignments include a research project and a narrative essay. As a supplement to these writing assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students will learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like symbolism, figurative language, theme, setting and more.

English 9B

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. The two major themes for this semester are “Survival” and “Discovery.” As students progress through these themes, they will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Some of the larger writing assignments include a research project and a narrative essay. As a supplement to these writing assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students will learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like characterization, allusion, word choice and diction, setting, and more.

Essentials H.S. English 1A

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This full credit course is provided for students who have previously taken English I, and were not successful. Students may take one or both segments of this course. Students will develop language arts skills by reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking. Students will learn to use the English language to successfully express themselves. This course is not NCAA eligible.

Essentials H.S. English 1B

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

This full credit course is provided for students who have previously taken English I, and were not successful. Students may take one or both segments of this course. Students will develop language arts skills by reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking. Students will learn to use the English language to successfully express themselves. This course is not NCAA eligible.

Essentials H.S. English 2A

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students who have not passed English II an opportunity to recover the course credit. This course uses texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. This course is not NCAA eligible.

Essentials H.S. English 2B

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students who have not passed English II an opportunity to recover the course credit. This course uses texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness. This course is not NCAA eligible.

Essentials H.S. English 3A

Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level High School

Description

English III for Credit Recovery is a high school course that covers active reading and analysis of literary and informational texts of high complexity; writing for varied purposes; listening, speaking, and viewing skills; and collaboration for college and career preparation and readiness. Students are exposed to high-complexity texts on a deeper level, spending more time with that text and writing to that text. This course is not NCAA eligible.

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