Student must have taken English II, but not received credit.

Course Description:

This learning recovery course allows students to pretest and identify specific content areas within the course to complete with the support of the teacher. Entire course is offered online and does not require the student to attend the class in person. A two week extension is available for students who may require more flexibility to complete the program. It is the responsibility of the student to determine their school’s acceptance of VTVLC credit for credit recovery. Refunds will only be granted PRIOR to the course start date of 6/28/17.

Topics & Concepts:

Module 1:

Plot structure
Point of view
Alternate plot structures
Conflict and characterization
Tone and irony
Connotation and denotation
Figurative language, imagery, and diction
Narrative writing
Punctuation errors
Phrases and clauses

Module 2:

Author’s purpose,
Evidence to support analysis of a text,
Summarize the central idea,
Analyze how an author develops central idea,
Oral history,
Credible sources,
Research process and strategies,
Internal and external citations,
Write thesis statement in response to a prompt,
Write an effective introduction,
Plan and write well-developed body paragraphs,
Parallel structure, apostrophes, and commonly confused and misused words,
Write an effective conclusion,
Synthesize writing into a complete expository essay that uses direct quotations, research, and transitions effectively

Module 3:

Analyzing literature,
Suspense techniques in literature and film,
Types of phrases,
Sentence variety,
Persuasive appeals,
Rhetorical devices,
Nonfiction reading strategies,
Vocabulary development,
Author’s development of ideas,
Author’s purpose and point of view,
Support analysis with evidence from the text,
Write and present a film critique

Module 4:

Claims and counterclaims,
Appeals to logic, emotion, and ethics,
Logical fallacies,
Analyze an argument,
Evaluate persuasive speeches,
Analyze character, theme, and an author’s choices,
Analyze different representations of the same scene,
Write an effective argument


Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.