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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS [ ELA ]

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• Approach the AP exam with confidence Projects , Activities , etc .: Writers notebook , small and large group discussions , individual reports , panels and oral reading of plays Instructional Focus : Faster pace and independent work ; College credit may be earned based on AP exam score and institution .
Coll Honors Introduction to Literature College credit [ University of Minnesota ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : GPA in top 20 percent or cumulative GPA in previously-taken English courses that exceeds a 3.25 ; English 11 or AP English Language and Composition ; or by teacher recommendation Intended Audience : Highly skilled readers and writers in grade 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Discussion and interpretation of literary forms
• Personal response to literature
• Experience with literary analysis composition
• Reader ’ s notebook
• Projects , Activities , etc .:
• Reader ’ s notebook
• Textual Discussions Instructional Focus : Rigorous and higher level critical thinking , multiple perspectives , seminars , some independent study
Coll Honors University Writing College credit [ University of Minnesota ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : GPA in top 20 percent or meet university entrance requirements [ see counselor ]; English 11 or AP English Language and Composition Intended Audience : Highly skilled readers and writers in grade 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Knowledge of variety of writing assignments
• Defining purpose , organizing , developing content
• Skills in revision , editing project , activities , etc .; writing portfolio may include : personal narrative , ethnography , review of fine arts event , expository essay based on inquiry
Instructional Focus : Some independent study , discussion , seminars , writing and literary events
Academic Writing Foundations Prerequisite / Selection Process : Based on writing achievement scores and counselor / teacher referral , students may re-take this course Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Improve writing fluency , organization and clarity
• Improve score on ACT writing test
• Improve ability to write on demand Projects , Activities , etc .: In-class writing , analysis of writing prompts , examination of sample compositions , application of prewriting / planning strategies , creation of goals and examination of growth
ARTS
Acting I Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Note : Course does not meet the Arts course requirement Major Outcomes :
• Foundations of Theater
• Creativity
• Techniques for improvisation
• Beginning scene work
• Leadership and communication skills Projects , Activities , etc .: Writing and performance , individual and group performance Instructional Focus : Active participation and collaborative group work Acting II Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acting I or teacher permission Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Original scripts
• Character analysis
• Collaborative scene work
• Acting styles and forms Projects , Activities , etc .: Perform scenes from a variety of styles , write and perform original work Instructional Focus : Active participation and collaboration
Acting III Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acting II or teacher permission Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One or two trimesters = 0.5 credit or 1.0 credit Major Outcomes :
• Prepare an audition piece
• Experience in blocking
• Analysis of dramatic literature
• Acting experience
• Scene work Projects , Activities , etc .: Perform scenes from musicals , dramas , and comedies Instructional Focus : Active participation
Creative Writing I Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Learn strategies to improve as a writer
• Development of writerly voice
• Collaborate with a community of writers
• Freedom to write innovatively Project , Activities , etc .: Project-based learning :
fiction , poetry , plays , and creative non-fiction
Creative Writing II Prerequisite / Selection Process : Creative Writing I Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 [ grade 10 with special permission of teacher ] Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Continue to develop a writerly voice
• Experimentation with genre and style
• Collaborate with other student writers Project , Activities , etc .: Project-based learning : fiction , poetry , plays , and creative non-fiction
Exploring the Modern Novel Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Explore novels from a variety of genres
• Use elements of genre and questions to guide reading , as well as connections to careers , current events , diverse perspectives , and influences
• Examine critical topics , such as the canon and censorship / banned books
Projects , Activities , etc .: Read 6 novels over the trimester : World / Culture , Historical , Sci-fi / Fantasy / Dystopian , and Graphic Novel ; school-wide reading campaign ; current events research project ; Socratic seminars ; and book commercial or movie trailer Instructional Focus : Critical review of text
Honors Humanities Intended Audience : Advanced students in grades 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Cross-cultural examination of philosophy , art , music , architecture , drama , and religion
• Exploration of relationships across cultures and arts
• Exploration of artistic expressions of historical periods , selected philosophies and people
Projects , Activities , etc .: Express ideas in written , oral or project form Instructional Focus : Project-based learning in art , architecture , literature , drama , music , and philosophy
JOURNALISM
Introduction to Journalism ................................ Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Reporting techniques
• News and feature writing
• Editorial and review writing
• Layout and photography
• Journalistic ethics
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