Course Overview

In this course, students will continue to enhance their understanding of the six ways of using language: reading, writing, listening, viewing, representing, and speaking (also called strands). This is accomplished through the study of eight units:

*Writing Conventions
*Short Stories I
*Essays
*Poetry
*Research
*Short Stories II
*Novel Study
*Film Study

Students will continue to appreciate language and literacy, refine comprehension, and further develop personal and critical response to oral, print, and media texts. This course also promotes improvement in the clarity and artistry of communication.

This course requires a novel to study, choose ONE from the list below:

*Alone at Ninety Foot by Katherine Holubitsky
*Cardboard  by Doug TenNapel
*Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
*Homeless Bird  by Gloria Whelan
*Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen 
Course Overview

Online: In this course, you’ll study the six ways—or strands—of using language: reading, writing, listening, viewing, representing, and speaking. This is accomplished through the study of five units:

Unit 1: Visual Communication
Unit 2: Non-Fiction
Unit 3: Poetry
Unit 4: Fiction
Unit 5: Novel

You’ll learn to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and media texts to enhance the clarity and artistry of your communication and your appreciation for English literature.

Print: In this course, you’ll engage in purposeful language activities as you study a variety of oral, print, and media texts to comprehend messages and meaning so you can respond both critically and personally. You’ll also further develop your appreciation of language and your ability to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations. You’ll also explore, practice, and demonstrate reading, writing, viewing, representing, listening, and speaking skills.



Course Overview

In this course, you’ll study the six ways—or strands—of using language: reading, writing, listening, viewing, representing, and speaking. This is accomplished through five units of study:

Unit 1: Visual Communication
Unit 2: Non-Fiction
Unit 3: Poetry
Unit 4: Fiction
Unit 5: Novel

Through this course, you’ll better understand and appreciate the English language and will learn to use language confidently, competently, and artistically for effective communication, personal growth, and learning.

ONE novel is required for Unit 5. You may choose any novel from the following list:

Cowboys Don’t Cry by Marilyn Halvorson
I Am David by Anne Holm
Peacekeepers by Dianne Linden
Who is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie
Smile by Raina Telgelmeier
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
The Wreckers by Ian Lawrence