All English courses will complete a unit in Technical Communications during the second semester of English. The unit consists of reading and writing professional documents such as: resume, cover letter, instructional infographics, as well as other business related documents. As part of this unit, students will participate in a mock interview and listen to various speakers concerning career paths, the work environment, internships and networking. Senior presentation preparation and oral communication will also be stressed during second semester. A strong emphasis will be placed on incorporating current technical courses into English if possible.
English 10 Honors
This course is similar to English 10 but students are expected to work at a much higher degree of independence. Students will also be required to work at a faster pace and have more homework. The course is designed to prepare students for AP classes in their sophomore, junior and senior year. (NCAA approved course)
English 10 CCR
Through a continued in-depth study of a wide variety of grade appropriate literature and other media, students will work to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. (NCAA approved course)
American Studies English Applied
Students will study American literature in an attempt to answer the question: “What does it mean to be an American?” in order to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and better understand and appreciate the American experience. Permission by current English teacher is required to take this course.
This course is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have either not yet demonstrated mastery of reading at the eighth grade level, or have not shown continued progress/growth in reading. Students will be reading various texts, both fiction and nonfiction, with the purpose of improving fluency and comprehension. Increased reading will enable students to more effectively read texts in their other courses. By the end of this course, students should be able to: 1) read orally with fluency and expression, 2) employ “fix-up” strategies as needed, 2) annotate text as they read, 3) determine the author's position or point of view and compare this to their own ideas and experiences, 4) back up their own positions with evidence, 5) engage in relevant discussions and writings about their reading, 6) answer both literal and inferential questions about their reading, 7) use various strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.