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ENGLISH/LITERATURE COURSE OFFERINGS

                                               FLOW OF STUDENTS IN ENGLISH:

ENG 9  >> ENG 10  >> ENG 11  >> ENG 12

ENG 9 ADV >> ENG 10 ADV  >> ENG 11 ADV  >> ENGL 12 HON   (Dual Credit)

ENG 9 HON >> ENG 10 HON >> ENG 12 HON (Dual  Credit) >> ADV ENG LIT/COMP (Dual Credit)

 

ENGLISH 9   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                                 Core 40, AHD, THD

English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents.  Students deliver grade appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.   

ENGLISH 9 ADVANCED   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                        Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an advanced course in English 9.  It will be geared towards those students who have achieved mastery level skills in English/Language Arts and are looking to take their learning to the next level. This is a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course will specifically help increase two-year and four-year college readiness. Pre-requisite: Teacher recommendation

ENGLISH  9  HONORS  2 Credits, 2 Semesters                               Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in English 9. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. This is a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9. Students will study language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course is for two and four-year college bound students who have achieved above grade level in English/Language Arts. Pre-requisite: Have completed the previous year's honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012

ENGLISH 10   2 Credits, 2 Semester                                                  Core 40, AHD, THD

English 10, an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10, is a study of language, literature, composition and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive and compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.  This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Pre-requisite: English 9

ENGLISH 10 ADVANCED 2 Credits, 2 Semesters                            Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an advanced course in English 10. It will be geared towards those students who have achieved mastery level skills in English/Language Arts and are looking to take their learning to the next level. English 10, an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10, is a study of language, literature, composition and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive  compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate  oral presentations and access, analyze and evaluate online information. This course will specifically help increase two-year and four-year college readiness. Pre-requisite:  English 9 and teacher recommendation 

ENGLISH  10 HONORS  2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in English 10. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. English 10, an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write short stories, responses to literature, expository and persuasive and compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course is for two and four-year college-bound students who have achieved above grade level in English/Language Arts.
Pre-requisite: Have completed the previous year's honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012                                                                                    

ENGLISH 11   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                                  Core 40, AHD, THD

English 11 is an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 11 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. It is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring characterization across universal themes and a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 11 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs and tables. Students write and deliver grade appropriate multimedia presentations and access and analyze online information. The course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Pre-requisite: English 9 and English 10

ENGLISH 11 Honors /E 104 Indiana State University (Dual Credit)  

2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                                  Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in English 11 and 12. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts. Through special arrangements with Indiana State University, students have the opportunity to enroll in a DUAL CREDIT option, for $25.00 per credit, and receive three (3) college credits from Indiana State University for the required English Composition 104. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at our state institutions and private schools. In order for a student to enroll in the dual credit option he or she must meet the college requirements.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisions, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs and tables. Students write and deliver grade appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze online information. This course is for two and four year college-bound students who have achieved above grade level in English/Language Arts. This class is for juniors in high ability or seniors who have completed the advanced track in English.

Pre-requisite: Juniors must have completed the previous year's honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012, and complete the application process. Seniors must have completed Advanced English as a junior and complete the application process. Students must sign a contract acknowledging they will continue on in Honors English 11-12 class.  Post-requisite:  Must take  Honors English 12 as the senior English class, if taken as a junior.  Students CANNOT drop out of the sequence and take English 12.                                                                                                        

ENGLISH  12   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                                 Core 40, AHD, THD

English 12, an integrated English course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts for Grade 12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication focusing on an exploration of point of view or perspective across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables. Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework.   Pre-requisite: English 9, 10, 11

ADVANCED ENGLISH 12 HONORS  ADVANCED  COMPOSITION & LITERATURE / DUAL COLLEGE CREDIT  Eng. 105 & 239/Indiana State University           2 Credits, 2 Semesters                    Core 40. AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in of college level English. It is geared towards students who seek a constant challenge in learning new skills in English/Language Arts.  Through special arrangements with Indiana State University students have the opportunity to enroll in a DUAL CREDIT option, and receive six (6) college credits from Indiana State University for the required English Composition 105 & Literature 239. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools. In order for a student to enroll in the dual credit option he or she must meet the college requirements. This is a full year, two semester course.  In order for a student to receive ISU credit, he or she must complete both semesters.

Advanced Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as they use figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit.  This class is taught as a blended class with some in class and some online days.

Pre-requisite: Must have completed the previous year's honors class English 12 Honors in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012, and complete the application process.