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10 Applied English

This course continues the preparation of the applied student in Language Arts. The program centers on literature, composition, grammar, speech, and vocabulary. The literature portion involves a chronological study of American literature including short stories, novels, drama, fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. Literature provides the basis for analytical and/or evaluative essays. Composition involves an integration of basic modal writing, the writing process, and rules of language. Goals are to cover expository, argumentative, comparison and contrast writing as well as to develop the students' personal writing styles. Students are also required a brief MLA-style research paper on the life of an American author and to read a novel by that same author. The program integrates grammar through the 10th grade grammar workbook series and incorporates vocabulary through the literature taught in class.

12 CP English

This course continues the preparation of the college-bound student in Language Arts. The program centers on literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary. The literature portion involves a study of world literature including short stories, novels, classical and modern drama, essays and poetry. A primary objective is to foster inferential reading and the understanding of literature. Literature provides the basis for analytical and/or evaluative essays. Composition instruction is designed to prepare the student for college level writing. Essays will include expository, argumentative, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, process analysis, and classification essay writing. Students are also required to write a brief APA-style research paper on the life of a non-American author and to read a novel by that same author. The program reviews grammar and incorporates college and SAT preparation vocabulary.

Introduction to Speech

This semester course will focus on the various forms of communication. From small group discussions to individual speeches, students will concentrate on performance-orientated activities throughout the duration of this course. All students will be required to research, create and deliver informative, persuasive, impromptu and special occasion speeches. All performances will be graded by the teacher and will accompany additional written feedback from peers. This course does not fulfill an English requirement.

Introduction to Drama

Introduction to Drama is a one-semester course that will cover the fundamentals of theater, especially improvisation, theater terminology and acting techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon developing concentration, characterization, stage movement and creativity. Additionally, this course will focus on performing monologues, two person and small group scenes. A possible trip to a Broadway performance and acting class in New York City will enhance the learning and application of this course.

Advanced Drama

Advanced Drama is a one-semester course that will build upon the lessons learned in the Introduction to Drama course. This course will allow the student to gain more in-depth knowledge about the theater, acting and production elements of the stage. Emphasis will be placed upon performing, directing and researching the performing arts. The culminating project for this course will be the performance of a drama for the school community. Therefore, participation and practice will occur in class as well as after school hours during the month of production.


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