This course is designed for students in grades 11-12.
Do you want to improve your skills in reading, writing, and grammar?
Would you like to participate in an online course that allows you to spend more time in those areas that have been obstacles to achieving academic success?
Do you need to make up credit in 11th grade English so that you can move into the next English course with your peers?
Would you like attend a class that introduces you to other students around the world?
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then this is the course for you. This course will concentrate on three areas of study: literature, language, and writing. Our study of literature will concentrate on American Literature from the Colonial to the Post Modern periods and will include short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and one self-selected novel. You will increase your language skills with vocabulary lists and quizzes and by polishing up on your grammar skills. Vocabulary study will include words from the SAT most frequently used word lists. These skills will go hand in hand with the writing lessons, as you work on improving your written communication. We will be doing a course-long timeline project on American culture using 21st century tools.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to join other high school students in course discussions and activities. Also, you can discuss your thoughts and interests with classmates in a special place in the course that is devoted to nonacademic topics.
Join us this summer! All class materials and assignments are online so you do not have to lug a heavy backpack, pencils, or books to class. The course is just a mouse click away.
There is no media kit. All materials are online. There is a self-selected novel that students will find locally at their school or public library.
Possible titles may include:
1. The Crucible
2. The Scarlet Letter
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
4. The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
5. Black Boy (Wright)
6. Last of the Mohicans (Cooper)
7. Ethan Frome (Wharton)
8. To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)
9. My Antonia
10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
11. Beloved by Toni Morrison
12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
13. A Farewell to Arms(Hemingway)
14. Native Son (Wright)
15. The Grapes of Wrath
16. Joy Luck Club (Tan)
17. Color Purple (Morrison)
18. House on Mango Street (Cisneros)
Please note that because this course is eight weeks in duration, and students are expected to work approximately ten hours per week, the course will therefore not cover a full year's curriculum with the same depth that is covered in a year-long course. In addition, if the student is taking this course for credit recovery, it is advised that you check with the student's school to confirm that the topics covered (see course syllabus) match those required by the school. You may also want to confirm with the school the process for receiving credits, which may involve an assessment administered separately by the school.
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Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, AdvancED, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)