Language Arts

 


English I Online ( H0122OLS1/ H0122OLS2)

This online course incorporates an integrated approach to the teaching of reading and writing. Students read a variety of fiction and nonfiction world literature with an emphasis on literary analysis, including drawing inferences and analyzing main ideas. Students are taught the writing process and write in varying modes and for different purposes and audiences throughout the year. Grammar and vocabulary skills are integrated throughout each unit.


English II Online ( H0122OLS1/ H0122OLS2)

This online  course incorporates an integrated approach to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing to meet the Common Core State Standards. Students read a variety of fiction and nonfiction world literature with an emphasis on literary analysis, including drawing inferences and analyzing main ideas; media presentations from a variety of perspectives; and dramatic interpretations from plays and excerpts. Students are taught writing process and write in varying modes and for different purposes and audiences throughout the year. Grammar and vocabulary skills are integrated throughout each unit. The fundamentals of formal speech, both to persuade and inform, are also important elements of this world literature course.


English III Online ( H0124OLS1/ H0124OLS2) **Formerly English 11**

This online course incorporates an integrated approach to exploring American literature through numerous literary works, both classic and contemporary, with a focus on identified modes of writing in support of quarterly themes. Students will engage in critical readings, written and spoken responses, and creative and technical projects using print and web 2.0 tools. The following themes provide a framework for curriculum that promote challenge and accessibility while being relevant: Moral Ambiguity: Good and Evil, Nature: Connections and Conflicts, Justice: Social and Economic, and Expression: Voice and Vision. Students will complete a research paper during the second semester.


Literature, World Mythology Online (H0436OL)

World Mythology examines the common elements found in myths from a variety of cultures, including the Middle East, Egypt, Africa, Asia, Northern Europe, and the Americas. Students will read ancient texts, plays, epics, poetry and contemporary literature containing allusions to world myths. Topics of study will include the historical and theoretical basis of myths and archetypes, including creation, heroes, monsters, tricksters, and quests. World Mythology will include extensive reading, discussion, creative and analytical writing.


Literature, Gothic Online (H0372OL)

From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This online course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction.