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English/Language Arts Course Descriptions

Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL 1,2, or 3
1002380Z
1 year, Grades 9-12, multiple credit course
*Placement based on language criteria and teacher recommendations
Provides English language instruction to Eng-lish Language Learners (ELLs) in the four communication areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing with the goals of prepar-ing students for academic success in English and of preparing students to meet gradua-tion requirements set by the state of Florida. Instruction is individualized to meet the lan-guage needs of students.

Journalism 1
10063000
1 year, Grades 9-12
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio plat-forms and to develop knowledge of jour-nalism history, ethics use, and manage-ment techniques related to the production of journalistic media. Freshmen interested in working on newspaper or yearbook staff should sign up for this class.

Journalism 2-4 Newspaper
10063102
1 year, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: TEACHER RECOMMENDA-TION REQUIRED (Mrs. Burns in Room 506). Preference given to students who com-plete Journalism 1.
Provides basic instruction in newspaper jour-nalism. Covers what is/is not news, news gathering process, basic hard news features. Students acquire real-world experience as they function as staff writers, photographers and advertising salespersons for the school newspaper. Students are required to sell a minimum amount of advertising to support publication costs, which are not provided by school or school board funds. Field trips, sem-inars, conventions and contest are available. Students in the Journalism (N) classes are responsible for the production of the award-winning Red & Black. [Honors credit avail-able through portfolio process.] Work outside school hours is required.

Journalism 2-4 Yearbook
10063103
1 year, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: TEACHER RECOMMENDA-TION REQUIRED (Mrs. Burns in Room 506). Preference given to students who com-plete Journalism 1.
Students are responsible for designing the yearbook, arranging for the pictures to be tak-en, selling advertisements and anything else involved in producing the yearbooks. Sopho-mores, juniors, and seniors learn responsibil-ity, the importance of meeting deadlines, and working with others. Students also learn busi-ness techniques and accountability. Students need to accept responsibility and be able to work with a minimum of supervision. [Hon-ors credit available through portfolio process.] Work outside school hours is required.

Speech 1
1007300
1 year, Grades 9-12
The purpose of this course is to develop students’ beginning awareness, understand-ing, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings.

Social Media 1
1006375
½ year, Grades 9-12
The purpose of this course is to enable stu-dents to develop fundamental skills in the use of social media across print, multime-dia, web, and broadcast platforms, includ-ing ethical and legal uses.

Creative Writing 1
1009320
1/2 year, Grades 9-12
The purpose of this course is to enable stu-dents to develop and use grade 9-10 writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and mod-eling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.

English 1 Honors
10013205
1 year, Grade 9
Prerequisite: B average in previous English course and TEACHER RECOMMENDA-TION
A college-preparatory course promoting aca-demic excellence. This course shifts the em-phasis from the study of grammar to the study of literature, critical thinking skills, writing, and vocabulary development. The curriculum offers a thematic approach focusing on the journey motif in multicultural literacy selec-tions. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing writing skills and the process of writing.

English 1
10013104
1 year, Grade 9
Provides instruction in English language skills including reading, writing, speaking, and lis-tening in literature and the content areas.

English 2 Honors
10013505
1 year, Grade 10
Prerequisite: B average in previous English course, TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
Promotes academic excellence in English lan-guage arts through the study of world litera-ture and enriched experiences in composition, speech, and listening skills. Includes themes found in world literature and the critical anal-ysis of various genres of literature. Composi-tion instruction emphasizes the creative, logi-cal and critical aspects of the writing process. Other skills stressed include vocabulary study, preparation for standardized tests, and formal and informal speaking.

English 2
10013404
1 year, Grade 10
Provides further instruction in English lan-guage skills, including exposure to literature from writers of various ethnic, social, and na-tional backgrounds. The course includes short stories, novels, poetry and drama.

English 3 Honors
10013805
1 year, Grade 11
Prerequisite: B in previous English course, TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
Offers motivated students enriched experienc-es in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasizes American literature of all genres and composition of other creative and ana-lytical papers including fully documented re-search papers. Acquisition of vocabulary and research skills is stressed throughout the year.

English 3
10013704
1 year, Grade 11
The purpose of this course is to provide grade 11 students, using texts of high complexity, integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language for college and career preparation and readiness.

Advanced Placement Language and Composition (English 3)
10014209
1 year, Grade 11
TEACHER RECOMMENDATION and Ap-propriate FSA / NRT Scores
College-level content includes materials deter-mined by the Advanced Placement Program and prepares students for the AP exam, which grants qualified students college credits. This curriculum is for highly motivated students and demands study and intense class time involvement. Syntactical and semantic struc-tures of the English language as the building blocks of formal essay writing are studied in depth. Students practice writing skills to gain an understanding of the craft of writing and an appreciation of the English language. The AP exam is required Summer reading required.]

English 4 Honors
10014105
1 year, Grade 12
Prerequisite: B average in previous English course, TEACHER RECOMMENDATION.
Promotes academic excellence through en-riched experiences in communication skills and through instruction in Greek and British literature as a part of our literary heritage. The content includes written and oral analy-sis of Greek drama and major British literary works. Opportunities are given for students to extend speaking, listening, and writing skills. Language study includes vocabulary devel-opment and an overview of the history of the English language as reflected in the literature.

English 4
10014004
1 year, Grade 12
Provides instruction in English language skills in the study of British literature. The content includes instruction in vocabulary, research skills, developmental writing and reading, and test-taking skills for standardized tests. Lit-erature study includes the critical analysis of representative examples of British literature as it reflects changes in the language. Op-portunities are given for extending students’ communication skills in both speaking and listening.

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (English 4)
10014309
1 year, Grade 12
Prerequisite: B average in English 3 Honors
TEACHER RECOMMENDATION and Ap-propriate FSA / NRT Scores
College-level content includes materials de-termined by the Advanced Placement Pro-gram and prepares students for a mandatory AP exam, which grants qualified students col-lege credits. This curriculum for highly mo-tivated students demands study and reading time and class involvement. While investigat-ing various genres, students practice writing skills, gain understanding of the writer’s craft and develop appreciation of literary works and sensitivity to them as shared experience. The AP exam is required. [Summer reading required.]

English 1 through ESOL
1002310Z
1 year, Grade 9
This course provides instruction in English Language Arts that is adapted to accommo-date the individual needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) with the goals of preparing ELLs for transition into mainstream English classes and preparing them to meet the gradu-ation requirements set by the state of Florida. Course activities include speaking, reading, writing, studying literature and participation in group projects based on the Springboard curriculum developed by the College Board.

English 2 through ESOL
1002310Z
1 year, Grade 10
This course provides instruction in English Language Arts that is adapted to accommo-date the individual needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) with the goals of preparing ELLs for transition into mainstream English classes and preparing them to meet the gradu-ation requirements set by the state of Florida. Course activities include speaking, reading, writing, studying literature and participation in group projects based on the Springboard curriculum developed by the College Board.

English 3 through ESOL
1002320Z
1 year, Grade 11
This course provides instruction in English Language Arts that is adapted to accommo-date the individual needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) with the goals of preparing ELLs for transition into mainstream English classes and preparing them to meet the gradu-ation requirements set by the state of Florida. Course activities include speaking, reading, writing, studying literature and participation in group projects based on the Springboard curriculum developed by the College Board.

English 4 through ESOL
1002520Z
1 year, Grade 12
This course provides instruction in English Language Arts that is adapted to accommo-date the individual needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) with the goals of preparing ELLs for transition into mainstream English classes and preparing them to meet the gradu-ation requirements set by the state of Florida. Course activities include speaking, reading, writing, studying literature and participation in group projects based on the Springboard curriculum developed by the College Board.