Independence High School

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English 9

Title
 
 
CP English 9
 
 
Prerequisites
Grade Range
College Requirement
None
9-12
B
Course Description from Program Planning Guide
This course is designed for general and college-preparatory students. This course emphasizes paragraph and essay development combined with a study of literature with a focus on critical reading skills. Short story and poetry elements will be taught along with analysis of novels and drama. A variety of writing modes will be covered, such as analytical, reflective, autobiographical, observational, and descriptive. Writing conventions such as usage, grammar, mechanics, spelling and vocabulary development will be addressed in context with the writing process and the study of literature. Students can expect a variety of oral and listening activities along with oral presentations.

English 10

Title

 

 

CP English 10

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

10-12

B

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

This course is designed for general and college-preparatory students. This course emphasizes essay development in the areas of analysis, persuasion, reflection, research, plus a review of ninth-grade writing modes. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics will be taught in conjunction with the study of literature and writing. Vocabulary, spelling, and research skills are developed in context with the writing process and literary analysis. The students will review short-story and poetry elements and read novels and drama. Students can expect a variety of oral and listening activities along with oral presentations.

English 11

Title

 

 

CP English 11

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

11-12

B

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for general and college-preparatory students, this course emphasizes writing skills development combined with a study of American literature. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics will be developed in conjunction with the study of literature and writing. Vocabulary, spelling, and research skills are developed in context with the writing process and literary analysis. Students will write a variety of essay modes, both in class and at home. Students can expect a variety of oral and listening activities along with oral presentations.

English 12

Title

 

 

CP English 12

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

12

B

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

CP English 12 is designed for college prep students. This course emphasizes composition development combined with an intensive study of British literature. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics are directly taught and students study additional grammar skills needed to prepare for college-level entry tests. Vocabulary, spelling and research skills are included in the course. Students can also expect a variety of oral and listening activities including memorizing short literary pieces and preparing oral presentations.

 

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