Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

None





Course Description:

In English I, students take a journey through important concepts–the Unknown, Equality, Identity, Opportunity, and Understanding–to learn the foundations of communication and analysis. In each unit of the course, students explore a variety of STEM-related literature, including genre fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and speeches. Through the study of this writing, students hone their own skills in communication and analysis. To facilitate engagement and academic responsibility, students are encouraged to make choices at different points in the course. Most notable is the novel unit, in which students must select their book from a list of titles available. This practice gives ownership to the student and places each learner in a position to develop a deeper appreciation of reading.



Topics & Concepts:
Getting Started
  • 00.00 Introduction
Segment One Collaboration
  • Collaboration
Unit 1: Journey to the Unknown
  • 01.00 Unknown for All
  • 01.01 Pre-reading
  • 01.02 Central Idea
  • 01.03 Annotated Notes
  • 01.04 Summary and Paraphrase
  • 01.05 Narrative Structure
  • 01.06 Theme
  • 01.07 Idea Development
  • 01.08 Supporting Evidence
  • 01.09 Supporting Your Ideas
  • 01.10 Grammar and Vocabulary
  • 01.11 Discussion-Based Assessment
Unit 2: Journey to Identity
  • 02.00 Identity for All
  • 02.01 What Makes You Who You Are
  • 02.02 Choosing Your Path
  • 02.03 Discovery Through Questioning
  • 02.04 Identity Shaped by Conflict
  • 02.05 Moving Toward Identity
  • 02.06 The Heart of the Journey
  • 02.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.08 Author’s Tool Box Setting the Scene
  • 02.09 Author’s Tool Box Telling the Story
  • 02.10 Author’s Tool Box Enhancing the Story
  • 02.11 Author’s Tool Box Laying the Groundwork
  • 02.12 Author’s Tool Box Ready for Publishing
  • 02.13 The Right Word
Unit 3: Journey to Equality
  • 03.00 Equality for All
  • 03.01 The Power of Words
  • 03.02 Words Light a Fire
  • 03.03 The Structure of a Good Fight
  • 03.04 Language in King’s Letter
  • 03.05 Structure in King’s Letter
  • 03.06 Respond to a Writing Prompt
  • 03.07 Captivate Your Audience
  • 03.08 Organize Your Ideas
  • 03.09 Developing Your Ideas
  • 03.10 More Than the End
  • 03.11 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.12 Revision Workshop
  • 03.13 Edit Your Draft
  • 03.14 The Right Word
  • 03.15 Segment One Exam
Honors Lessons: Segment One
  • Checklist
  • Honors S1.01 Universal Themes and Language
  • Honors S1.02 Romeo and Juliet Act I
  • Honors S1.03 Characterization and Diction
  • Honors S1.04 Romeo and Juliet Act II
  • Honors S1.05 Historical Context in Romeo and Juliet
  • Honors S1.06 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Honors S1.07 Shakespeare and Art
  • Honors S1.08 Segment One Honors Exam


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