Credits: 0.5
Term: On Demand, Spring 2018
Prerequisites:

English I, Segment 1





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 Two Collaboration
  • Collaboration
Unit 4: Journey to Achievement
  • 04.00 Achievement for All
  • 04.01 Identifying Nonfiction
  • 04.02 Text Features
  • 04.03 Context and Contrast
  • 04.04 Compare and Contrast
  • 04.05 Compare and Contrast Strategies
  • 04.06 Research
  • 04.07 The Right Word
  • 04.08 Discussion-Based Assessment
Unit 5: Journey to Opportunity
  • 05.00 Opportunity for All
  • 05.01 What is an Argument?
  • 05.02 Developing a Strong Argument
  • 05.03 Analyzing and Argument
  • 05.04 Gathering Evidence
  • 05.05 Citing Your Sources
  • 05.06 Increasing Awareness
  • 05.07 Stating Your Claim
  • 05.08 Outlining Your Argument
  • 05.09 Writing Your Argument
  • 05.10 A Powerful Product
  • 05.11 Present Your Argument
  • 05.12 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.13 The Right Word
Unit 6: Journey to Understanding
  • 06.00 Understanding for All
  • 06.01 Task Analysis
  • 06.02 Essay Analysis
  • 06.03 Essay Diction, Tone, and Syntax
  • 06.04 Poetry Paraphrase
  • 06.05 Poetry Diction, Tone, and Syntax
  • 06.06 Thesis Statement
  • 06.07 Opening Paragraph
  • 06.08 Outlining
  • 06.09 Evidence and Conclusion
  • 06.10 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 06.11 Revision
  • 06.12 Final Draft
  • 06.13 The Right Word
  • 06.14 Segment Two Exam
Honors Lessons: Segment Two
  • Checklist
  • Honors S2.01 Romeo and Juliet Act III Conflict
  • Honors S2.02 Analyzing Romeo and Juliet Act III
  • Honors S2.03 Romeo and Juliet Act IV Foreshadowing
  • Honors S2.04 Romeo and Juliet Act V
  • Honors S2.05 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Honors S2.06 Second Segment Honors Project
  • Honors S2.07 Segment Two Honors Exam


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