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Amanda Jenkins

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ENGLISH 10 HONORS. This course is designed for students who have demonstrated advanced levels of proficiency in language-arts skills and who aim for academic challenge through intense language-arts study. Through a thematic exploration of literature, students will refine their critical thinking and critical reading skills as they are asked to make connections between and among various texts. This literature-heavy course will focus on the analysis and evaluation of literary elements and devices in addition to textual features and structure. Emphasis will be placed on inquiry-based learning methods used to help students construct meaning from texts. Written and oral communication will be emphasized through project-based learning opportunities and 21st Century research skills will be employed. Finally, students will assess the characteristics and functions of the English language through vocabulary-in-context learning.

ENGLISH 10 COLLEGE PREP. This course is designed for students who have demonstrated proficient levels of language-arts skills and are seeking a challenging academic learning environment aimed at preparation for postsecondary education. Through a thematic exploration of literature, students will further develop their critical thinking and critical reading skills as they are asked to make connections between and among various texts. As part of an intense study of literature, students will be required to use extended thinking strategies to better develop analytical skills as they focus on the role and function of literary elements and devices in addition to textual features and structures. Inquiry based learning methods will be used to help students construct meaning from texts. Written and oral communication will be emphasized through project-based learning opportunities and 21st Century research skills will be employed. Finally, students will assess the characteristics and functions of the English language through vocabulary-in-context learning.

ENGLISH 12 COLLEGE PREP LITERATURE. An intense study of literature from a variety of historical contexts and genres is the foundation of this course, designed to prepare the student for college level work after graduation. Students will engage in a sophisticated study of advanced literary techniques and devices as well as consideration of various perspectives through literary criticism. In addition, students will extend their thinking by developing thesis-driven, evidence-supported writing for an array of audiences. An emphasis will be placed on scholarly, authentic, and research based writing. This course alternates with 12 COLLEGE PREP COMPOSITION.

ENGLISH 12 COLLEGE PREP COMPOSITION. An intense study of composition from a variety of historical contexts and genres is the foundation of this course, designed to prepare the student for college level work after graduation. Students will engage in a sophisticated study of advanced writing techniques and devices.. In addition, students will extend their thinking by developing thesis-driven, evidence-supported writing for an array of audiences. An emphasis will be placed on scholarly, authentic, and research-based writing. This course alternates with 12 COLLEGE PREP LITERATURE.

ENGLISH 10 GENERAL. This course is designed for students who may or may not be seeking post-secondary education but who aim to receive supportive, grade-level instruction in the language-arts in order to enhance reading and writing skills. Through a thematic exploration of literature, students will further develop their critical thinking and critical reading skills as they are asked to make connections between and among various texts. As part of an intense study of literature, students will be required to use extended thinking strategies to work on analytical skills as they focus on the role and function of literary elements and devices in addition to textual features and structures. Inquiry-based learning methods will be used to help students construct meaning from texts. Written and oral communication will be emphasized through project-based learning opportunities and 21st Century research skills will be employed. Finally, students will come to understand the characteristics and functions of the English language through vocabulary-in-context learning.

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