Course Length: 2 semesters
Course Credit: 1
High School Grade: 9th-10th
Accredited: Cognia-SACS/CASI, Middle States, FACCS
Give your students the practice and knowledge they need to build stronger communication skills with this interactive online English course. From word usage and the parts of speech, to reading, writing and preparing a speech, this course covers all the bases and incorporates plenty of practice to help your students prepare for their future in the information age. With a focus on different literary genres and building effective communication skills, English II was created specifically for 10th grade students enrolled in Christian schools. Throughout the course, students will expand their expertise in all things language, from grammar and writing, to reading and listening; lessons focus on critical evaluation and analysis. Recommended reading materials include modern magazine and newspaper articles, In His Steps, and Everyman.
Reading–reinforces reading comprehension skills by teaching students how to comprehend and appreciate poetry, drama, nonfiction, and fiction; shows students how to analyze, evaluate, and interpret a text; reinforces awareness of the elements and structure of narrative prose; guides students through readings of the allegory Everyman and Sheldon’s In His Steps, as well as selections of and excerpts from well-known poetry and short stories. Writing–develops students’ understanding of complex sentence and paragraph structures, providing hands-on experience with connectives, transitions, phrases, and clauses; teaches language history and etymology to help students build on knowledge of grammar and word structures; expands on students’ vocabulary skills; gives students the opportunity to develop their abilities in writing a set of instructions, a literary critique, a poem, a short story, and a speech. Speaking–offers students experience in delivering a speech; teaches skills that enable students to become effective speakers and communicators, weaving the skills throughout the course. Listening–teaches effective listening comprehension skills, integrating these throughout the lessons.
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