This is a flexible instructor-led credit recovery English 11 course. Instructors regularly interact with students and provide assistance and feedback on work. This course covers a full year of English 11 for credit recovery. Students may work at their own pace to complete the course, and may take up to 15 weeks to complete the course. This course is designed for students in grades 11-12.
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.
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. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
4. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
7. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury
8. Beloved by Toni Morrison
9. Color Purple by Toni Morrison
10. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
11. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
12. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
13. Buried Onions by Gary Soto
14. Olaudah Equino (slave narrative) by Olaudah Equino
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
16. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
17. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
18. Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
19. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
20. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
21. My Antonia by Willa Cather
22. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
24. Native Son by Richard Wright
Please note this course will 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.
- Read texts to build an understanding of texts, of yourself, and of cultures of the United States; to acquire new information, and for personal fulfillment.
- Apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, evaluate, and appreciate literature.
- Adjust use of written and visual language to communicate effectively and appropriately.
- Apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss texts.
- Use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
- Develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, geographic regions, and social roles.
- Use written and visual language to accomplish your own purposes for learning, enjoyment, and an exchange of information.
- Increase understanding of technology systems and operations while using safe, legal, and ethical behavior.
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Credit Recovery,High School
Ongoing, , Ongoing 16-17, , Ongoing 17-18,
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