English, Composition, Literature

English 9           Language Arts Lab American Literature Film Literature
English 10 Creative Writing Composition Contemporary Literature
English 11 Advanced Composition Dramatic Literature Speech
English 12      

 

ENGLISH 9 (ENG 9)

English 9 – an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study of 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.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 9
  • Recommended Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

ENGLISH 10 (ENG 10)

English 10 – an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – 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 evaluation 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.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

ENGLISH 11 (ENG 11)

English 11 – an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Artsin Grade 11and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – 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, analyze, and evaluate online information.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 11
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 and English 10 or  teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

ENGLISH 12 (ENG 12)

English 12 – an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Artsfor 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

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, and English 11 or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

LANGUAGE ARTS LAB (LANG LAB)

Language Arts Lab is a supplemental course that provides students with individualized or small group instruction designed to support success in completing language arts course work aligned with Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grades 9-12, and focusing on the Writing Standards (Standards 4, 5, and 6).

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 9-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1-8 credits.  The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at advanced levels.
  • Counts as an English/Language Arts Elective only for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

This course is for students who need additional support in all the language arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening), especially in writing.

NOTE:  The course may also be used for students who need extra preparation to take Advanced Placement classes or college placement examinations.

CREATIVE WRITING (CREAT WRIT)

Composition – a course based on Indiana’s AcademicStandards for English/Language Artsand the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies for prose and poetry.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, the nuances of language and vocabulary, English language conventions, an awareness of the audience, the purposes for writing, and the style of their own writing. 

Creative Writing Project: Students complete a project, such as a short story, a narrative or epic poem, a persuasive speech or letter, a book review, a script or short play, or other creative compositions, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and writing progress in the Creative Writing course content.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

ADVANCED COMPOSITION (ADV COMP)

Advanced Composition – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of exposition and persuasion.  Students write expository critiques of nonfiction selections, literary criticism of fiction selections, persuasive compositions, and research reports. 

ADVANCED COMPOSITION PROJECT:  Students write job applications, resumes, and other informational documents that may include the development of flyers, posters, brochures, program agendas, or reports incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, or tables.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, Composition, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

AMERICAN LITERATURE (AMER LIT)

American Literature – a course based on Indiana’s AcademicStandards for English/Language Artsand the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study of representative works and authors of the United States from pre-Revolutionary times to the present.  Students read, analyze, evaluate, critique, and actively respond to a wide variety of literary genres that reflect American culture, including quality works of various ethnic and cultural minorities. Students compare readings and media from literature, history, and other subjects by demonstrating how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are interconnected, distinctly American, and important to an understanding of the development of the current culture.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 or 2 credits
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Resource List: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/curriculum/english-language-arts-education

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine American Literature with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

COMPOSITION (COMP)

Composition – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Students read classic and contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing.  Students write a variety of types of compositions with a focus on fictional narratives, reflective compositions, academic essays, and responses to literature.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

DRAMATIC LITERATURE (DRAMA LIT)

Dramatic Literature – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study of plays and literary art as different from other literary genres. Students view live, televised, or filmed productions and stage scenes from plays or scripts.  Students examine tragedies, comedies, melodramas, musicals or operas created by important playwrights and screenwriters representing the literary movements in dramatic literature. Students analyze how live performance alters interpretation from text and how developments in acting and production have altered the way we interpret plays or scripts. Students analyze the relationship between the development of dramatic literature as entertainment and as a reflection or influence on the culture.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

FILM LITERATURE (FILM LIT)

Film Literature – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language – is a study of how literature is adapted for film or media, and includes role playing as film directors for selected screen scenes.  Students read about the history of film, the reflection or influence of film on the culture, and issues of interpretation, production and adaptation.  Students examine the visual interpretation of literary techniques and auditory language in film and the limitations or special capacities of film versus text to present a literary work. Students analyze how films portray the human condition and the roles of men and women and the various ethnic or cultural minorities in the past and present. 

FILM LITERATURE Project:  Students complete a project, such as compiling a historical timeline and bibliography on the development of film or creating of a short-subject film, which demonstrates knowledge, application, and progress in the Film Literature course content.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (CONTEM LIT)

Contemporary Literature – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts – is a study of how post-1950s literature from around the world, such as North and South America, Europe and Great Britain, the Middle East, and post-colonial Africa and Asia, addresses contemporary issues. Students examine multiple genres to develop a sense of how particular genres are used today to represent ideas and events.  Students analyze different theories and methods of textual criticism, especially theories popular currently.  Students analyze how the interpretations and themes of contemporary literature read in this course relate to the time period and to historical issues.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10, or teacher recommendation
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.

SPEECH (SPEECH)

Speech – a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Standards – is the study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication.  Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose.  Students deliver different types of oral and multimedia presentations, including viewpoint, instructional, demonstration, informative, persuasive, and impromptu.  Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 9-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 1 or 2 credits
  • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE:  Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.

If this course is taught at Grade 9 or 10, the standards for Grade 9 or 10 should be used.