Course Code: Various/selected by counselor
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Length: Two semesters
College Entrance: Meets one year of UC/CSU (b) English requirement.
Description: This course is a comprehensive, college preparatory, language arts program designed to address the ELA and ELD standards, and provide integrated and designated ELD. Instruction in each standards-based unit integrates the study of oral communication, reading, and writing. Students will participate in collaborative discussions by listening critically and using language to effectively communicate ideas based on purpose, context, and audience. They will read fiction and non-fiction texts for pleasure, understanding, practical application, and critical evaluation. Furthermore, they will analyze how writers and speakers use vocabulary and structure for specific purposes. Students will write and present a variety of paragraphs, essays, and reports (narrative, explanatory, argumentative), using the writing process and technology. The goal of instruction is for students to learn how to be independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners, and speakers who communicate effectively in various forms, for genuine purposes, and to authentic audiences.