English Classes

Technical Communications IA & IB Honors English 11
Technical Communications IIA and IIB Honors English 12
AP/Advanced Literature  
 


Technical Communications IA & IB
2 Trimesters
Each trimester .5 credits for a total of 1 credit

Course Description:  Technical Communications I is a two trimester course designed to effectively develop communication skills in students. Each course is graded separately.  The students will learn to utilize and refine their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  Specific skills that are addressed in these courses are speaking, writing of business documents (including letters and resumes), editing skills and listening critically. Students will take part in a mock job interview as part of the course.  Vocabulary and journal writing are an integral part of all assignments.  A collection of literature and nonfiction/technical readings, supplement this course.

Honors English 11
2 Trimesters
1 credit
Weighted course
Course Description
:  Honors English 11 is a two trimester weighted course and will include a variety of material. The students will read an assortment of novels across many genres as well as learn job preparation skills, and writing techniques including MLA format.  Students will be evaluated on a variety of ways through participation, summative and formative assessment, and observations. Students will also be required to work in small and large groups to do projects and partake in discussions. They will read and write on topics from advanced American, British, and contemporary literature. Admission to the course will be based on past grades in English, assessments, and recommendations.
Prerequisite: Admission to the course will be based on past grades in English (students must earn an A average in English 9 and 10 or B or better in Honors English 9 or 10),

Technical Communications IIA and IIB
2 Trimesters
Each trimester .5 credits for a total of 1 credit
Course Description
:  Technical Communications II is a two trimester course designed to prepare students to enter the job market and post secondary education in the 21st century.  Each course is graded separately.  The students will learn to utilize and refine their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.  Specific skills that are addressed are updating of all business documents, developing leadership and presentation skills, and improving research skills.  A research paper and a job skill demonstration, both parts of the senior graduation project, are integral parts of this course.   A collection of literature and technical readings supplement this course including poetry, novels, and short stories. This literature demonstrates important aspects of living and working effectively with others.

Honors English 12
2 Trimesters
1 credit
Weighted course
Course Description
:  This two-trimester weighted course has been designed to prepare advanced students for the demands of a college course. In addition to meeting or exceeding the requirements of senior technical communications classes, students will analyze advanced U.S. and world literature, poems, stories, essays, and novels.  The course curriculum encompasses literacy skills needed to succeed in literary analysis papers and discussions at the college level.
Prerequisite: Admission to the course will be based on past grades in English (students must earn an A average in TC1A and TC1B or B or better in Honors English 11), recommendation of past English teachers, and completion of interim assignments.

AP/Advanced Literature
3 Trimesters
1.5 credit
Weighted course

AP/Advanced Literature is available on-line available to those student that have completed Honors English 11 and wish to sit for the AP exam.  This course meets the Advanced Placement criteria required by the College Board.
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation—Completion of Honors English 11 with a 92% or higher

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