None, Open to 9-12 grade
This course is designed to be taken before Foundations of Reading to improve skills of students who are reading below grade level. Use of individualized, self –paced programs, small-group activities, and oral reading is emphasized. A counselor or teacher should recommend students. Students will develop a more extensive vocabulary; develop skills relating to the English language, including phonemic awareness; increased reading comprehension; recognize main points of literature; develop skills that lead to lifelong reading. readingessentials
One Year, 1.0 credit
None, Open to 9-12 grade
This course is designed for students needing an additional course between
Adventures in Reading and Mastery of Meaning to improve skills of students who are
reading below grade level. Use of individualized, self-paced programs, small-group activities, and oral reading is emphasized. A counselor or teacher should recommend student.
Students will develop a more extensive vocabulary; develop skills relating to the English language, including phonemic awareness; increase reading comprehension; recognize main points of literature; develop skill that lead to lifelong reading.
In addition to 1 & 2, schools are to include one or more of the following criteria to determine their selected students:
High achievement in reading or math on state tests or nationally-normed tests. The school may consider college admissions examinations for seniors, for example the SAT or ACT.
or higher, and proficient (3
Recommendation from a teacher plus one other staff member may be used.
None, Open to 11th-12th grade, WHS only
English III combines classic literature by American authors with focused writing assignments. Students read various pieces of literature; become familiar with author backgrounds, writings, and themes; develop communication skills; find personal meaning by responding to the literature; and recognize the relationship between American history and literature. Writing assignments include descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository paragraphs, essays, articles, critiques, and more; incorporate research techniques and skills into a formal paper or project; write for specific audience; broaden vocabulary and increase critical thinking skills; and revise and proofread work for style, grammar, and mechanical errors. LAL-2010 and LAC-2010
FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH III
American Literature and Composition
State Approved CTE course and meets SD High School graduation requirement.
Personal and Law will focus on an understanding of the court system at the local, state, and national level. Students will gain an understanding of contract law, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, utilization of financial transactions, employment and agency relationships, and the understanding of the regulations governing different types of business organizations.
Use imagination, creativity, and technology in writing. Experience various genres of writing, primarily fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; interact with others to develop ideas for writing; share, edit, and revise personal writing and the writing of others; evaluate strengths and weaknesses of writers; submit pieces for publication.
COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH