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English I
Grade:9

English/Language Arts I courses build upon students’ prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and the mechanics of writing and usually include the four aspects of language use: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Typically, these courses introduce and define various genres of literature, with writing exercises often linked to reading selections.

English II
Grade: 10

English/Language Arts II courses usually offer a balanced focus on composition and literature. Typically, students learn about the alternate aims and audiences of written compositions by writing persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. Through the study of various genres of literature, students can improve their reading rate and comprehension and develop the skills to determine the author’s intent and theme and to recognize the techniques used by the author to deliver his or her message.

English III – College Prep
Grade:11

English/Language Arts III courses continue to develop students’ writing skills, emphasizing clear, logical writing patterns, word choice, and usage, as students write essays and begin to learn the techniques of writing research papers. Students continue to read works of literature, which often form the backbone of the writing assignments. Literary conventions and stylistic devices may receive greater emphasis than in previous courses. This course prepares students for the college-level English courses that can be taken during their senior year.

English III – Literature for Life
Grade:11

English/Language Arts III courses continue to develop students’ writing skills, emphasizing clear, logical writing patterns, word choice, and usage, as students write essays and begin to learn the techniques of writing research papers. Students continue to read works of literature, which often form the backbone of the writing assignments. Literary conventions and stylistic devices may receive greater emphasis than in previous courses.

Senior English
Grade:12

English/Language Arts IV courses blend composition and literature into a cohesive whole as students write critical and comparative analyses of selected literature, continuing to develop their language arts skills. Typically, students primarily write multi-paragraph essays, but they may also write one or more major research papers.

College English 101 (12th grade first semester)
Grade:12

This course provides instruction and practice in the principles of written composition.  The major emphasis is on improving the ability to organize and express thoughts clearly and effectively.  Students will be expected to write coherent essays that declare and support a thesis, as well as use and document research material.  A reading text is used for criticism and discussion.  

College English 102 (12th grade second semester)
Grade: 12

This is the second of a two-course sequence in college English composition.  Emphasis will continue to be on improving the ability to organize and express thoughts in clear, effective writing.  The course will use literature study as a basis for improving and extending research, critical analysis, and writing skills.  The forms, elements, and techniques of literature will be examined in terms of how literature affects readers.

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