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English Language Arts » English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Department Chair: Paula Munts

Tenth Grade Courses:
English 10 - This course includes reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language.  Summer reading may be required.
Pre-AP English 10 - This course includes advanced work in reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and lanugage.  Summer reading may be required.
  
Eleventh Grade Courses:
English 11 - This course includes reading literature, reading information text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Summer reading may be required.
AP English Composition 11 - This college level course includes: reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; literary genres; and research.  Advanced Placement English offers academically gifted students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.


Twelfth Grade Courses:

English 12 - This course includes reading literature, erading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Summer reading may be required.
AP English Literature 12 - This college level course includes, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; literary genres; and research.  The course 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 the use of 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.  Advanced Placement English offers academically gifted students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.
 
English Electives:
Literature Mythology and Fable to Shakespeare - This course includes the study of Greece and Rome; Egypt and Mesopotamia; China, Japan, and India; and mythologies and fables.
              
Journalism Electives
Newspaper Staff - This course includes newspaper study; newspaper production; news information gathering; proofreading and journalistic writing.  It also includes advanced newspaper work; layout; in-depth editing; publishing and finance. 
Yearbook Staff - This course includes producing a publication; format; layout; photographs; and yearbook design.  It also includes financial management and yearbook publication.
Mass Media - This course focuses on understanding and building relationships with a variety of media.  Students will learn the ins and outs of print journalism, broadcast journalism, web journalism, advertising, and public realtions.  Current news topics along with public relations case studies and practices will be studied in-depth.  Students will conduct hands-on public relations activities for school, including publicity for extra curricular events, website writing, brochure design, and handling of local media. 
Literary Magazine - This course includes composing poetry, short stories, and critical responses.  It also includes the publication of a literary magazine including collection and analysis of submissions of original literary works, art work, layout, and design of submissions.