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ENGLISH I LA101
This course provides units of composition, including the multi-paragraph paper of moderate complexity; units of syntax, with emphasis on the production and analysis of several units of literature with emphasis on literary interpretation and techniques; and units of vocabulary, spelling, and usage.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
ENGLISH I PRE AP LA102
This course will expand on the English I enriched curriculum by stressing critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis through extensive reading, discussion and composition. Students write a number of papers, primarily on literature, which require knowledge of stylistic elements and interpretation. Pre-AP students are preparing for the Advanced Placement test in English.
Note: Summer project is required for this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9
READING I LA601
This course is designed for regular education students who are
below grade level in reading and who require more intensive
reading instruction. These classes have a lower student-to-teache ratio in order for students to receive individual reading
programs based on students needs. Teachers provide systematic
instruction in word study and comprehension based on student
needs. Computer-aided technology may be utilized to further
individualize student learning and to track student growth.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
ENGLISH II LA201
This course will focus on the entire writing process, from pre-writing strategies through the final draft. Students will study the construction of writing, including sentence structure and grammar. Primary forms of writing will include personal essays and using text examples to prove a thesis, which will prepare students for their 10th grade level state exam. Much emphasis will be placed on the revising and editing of drafts to create a final written product. Other writing forms will be utilized to reinforce the process of writing, and vocabulary will be studied in order to improve student writing. There will be literature analysis in the form of using text examples to prove a thesis, and works from various cultures and countries will be read and studied as examples.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: English I
ENGLISH II PRE AP LA202
The focus of English II Pre-AP is an extensive study of vocabulary, grammar, literature, and writing, preparing for the state exam as well as PSAT, SAT, and ACT in both reading and composition. This is a writing intensive course that stresses the critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis through discussion, reading, and written reflection. The course is closely aligned with The College Board curriculum recommendations. Students may complete and be evaluated on a summer reading assignment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: English I or English I PAP
READING II LA602
This course is designed for regular education students who are
below grade level in reading and who require more intensive
reading instruction. These classes have a lower student-to-teacher ratio in order for students to receive individual reading
programs based on students needs. Teachers provide systematic
instruction in word study and comprehension based on student
needs. Computer-aided technology may be utilized to further
individualize student learning and to track student growth.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: LA601 - READING I
READING III LA603
This course is designed for regular education students who are
below grade level in reading and who require more intensive
reading instruction. These classes have a lower student-to-teacher ratio in order for students to receive individual reading
programs based on students needs. Teachers provide systematic
instruction in word study and comprehension based on student
needs. Computer-aided technology may be utilized to further
individualize student learning and to track student growth.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
ENGLISH III LA301
This course will continue the focus of the writing process, from pre-writing strategies through the final draft. Students will further study the construction of writing, including more complex sentence structure and grammar. Students will practice to improve their skills of personal essay writing and using text examples to prove a thesis, which will better prepare them to meet the requirement of passing the exit level exam for graduation. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the revising and editing of drafts to create a final written product. Other writing forms will be utilized to reinforce the process of writing, and vocabulary will be studied in order to improve student writing. There will be literature analysis in the form of using text examples to prove a thesis, and American works will be read and studied as examples.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: English II
ENGLISH III AP English Language and Composition LA304
Advanced Placement Language and Composition is a college-level class offered to high school juniors. The class closely reflects the content of freshman-level college composition classes. The course is closely aligned with The College Board curriculum recommendations. In AP English III students read widely in American literature (novels, essays, dramas, short stories and poetry), conduct close analysis of texts, and compose sophisticated essays in preparation for the AP English Language and Composition exam administered in May. Students must check with colleges to determine transferability of AP test scores. Students will complete and be evaluated on a summer reading assignment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: English II
ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT FALL LA305A
This course is a study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language usage, the mechanics of writing, types of discourse, research and documentation. Includes British Literature Component.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Meet ACC admission requirements
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take LA305B - ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT SPRING
ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT SPRING LA305B
This course is a study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language usage, the mechanics of writing, types of discourse, research and documentation. Includes British Literature Component.
COURSE NOTE: MUST MEET ACC REQUIREMENTS.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take LA305A - ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT FALL
ENGLISH IV LA401
This course will emphasize the development of precision in meaning as compositions are revised for specific purposes and audiences. Students will evaluate and analyze their own writing as well as that of others. Forms of writing studied and composed will include persuasive, personal (in the form of a college essay), research, and expository (in the form of a resume). The origin and development of the English language and its sociological functions will be explored in major works of British Literature. These works will be further analyzed for historical characteristics and connections.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: English III
ENGLISH IV AP LA404
Using a college-level course outline, this course emphasizes wide reading of World, British, and American literature including fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Students will write frequent analytical compositions as they explore literary, rhetorical, and stylistic elements in the readings. This course will focus on preparation for the Advanced Placement Exam in English Literature and Composition. Students must check with colleges to determine transferability of AP test scores. Students will complete and be evaluated on a summer reading assignment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AP English III
ENGLISH IV ACC-DUAL CREDIT FALL LA405A
Survey of English Literature from the late 18th Century to the present.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LA305A ACC ENGLISH III FALL & LA305B ACC ENGLISH III SPRING
ENGLISH IV ACC-DUAL CREDIT SPRING LA405B
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CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LA305A - ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT FALL or LA305B - ENGLISH III ACC-DUAL CREDIT SPRING or LA405A - ENGLISH IV ACC-DUAL CREDIT FALL
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH LA701
Independent Study in English was created to evaluate student’s readiness for high-level coursework, and identify any areas where students may need additional academic support. Reading topics cover: literary analysis, main idea and supporting details, inferences in a text or texts, author’s use of language. Writing topics cover: essay revision, agreement, sentence structure, sentence logic, and essay writing. All public colleges and universities in Texas are required by law to assess the English skills of incoming first year college students. This course prepares students to take the TSI which is required for incoming college freshman.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Not taken or not passed the TSI English test