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Rianna PowersHigh School English Teacher
21ST CENTURY SKILLS COURSE.
This specialized course is designed to present students with practical, real-world learning opportunities that will help them be competitive in the 21st Century world. For immediate preparation, test-taking skills will be covered to familiarize all students with test formats and strategies for impending assessments. Oral communication skills will be an area of emphasis as students learn to use effective speech and formal presentation strategies purposefully and succinctly to reach an intended audience. Written communication will center on developing, editing and publishing informational genres through authentic, career-focused tasks such as resume creation. To engage in responsible digital citizenship students will use, access and manage appropriate technology and media for these learning purposes.
ENGLISH 9 HONORS.
This course is designed for students who have demonstrated advanced reading and composition skills. It includes in-depth analysis of various genres of literature and composition activities to promote scholarly analysis of materials. This course includes activities for building a more mature vocabulary, and implements editing skills that focus on usage and mechanics to improve writing. Written communication as well as professional presentation is the focus of this class. Texts are used as a means to support analytical though and critical-thinking is modeled and expected. A report card grade of a minimum of 93 in Advanced 8th Grade English or a 95 in Regular 8th Grade English is recommended, in addition to an English teacher’s recommendation.
ENGLISH 9 COLLEGE PREP.
This course is designed for students who have demonstrated proficient reading and composition skills. Students are exposed to various genres of literature and composition activities and are taught to analyze material in a scholarly way. Students will engage in activities to promote critical thinking, build a more mature vocabulary, improve editing skills, and encourage professional, scholarly work. Written communication as well as professional presentation is the focus of this class. Texts are used as a means to support analytical though and critical thinking
is modeled and expected.
ENGLISH 9 GENERAL.
This course is designed for students who have demonstrated basic reading and composition skills. This course exposes students to a variety of readings from many literature genres. Effective, professional communication is emphasized in oral and written ssignments. This course strives to instill a sense of responsibility and a respectful appreciation for reading and writing, while helping students to become better readers and writers. Critical thinking strategies are modeled and encouraged.