Language Arts

English  9

Grade 9                                                                                                          1 credit

Following the Michigan Merit Curriculum, the goal for English Language Arts Grade 9 is to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks.  Ninth graders will connect with and respond to texts by analyzing relationships within and across families, communities, societies, governments and economies.  They will consider how they building relationships, how their relationships impact others, and their responsibility to society.  These concepts will be learned through units centering on short stories, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet.  Successful completion is required for graduation.

 

English 10

Grade 10                                                                                                        1 credit

Following the Michigan Merit Curriculum, the goal for English Language Arts 10 is to continue to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks.  Tenth graders will connect with and respond to texts through critical response and stance which offers students the lens to assess and modify their beliefs, views of the world, and how they have the power to impact them. These concepts will be learned through units centering on The Crucible, Julius Caesar, Of Mice and Men, and A Raisin in the Sun.  Successful completion is required for graduation.

English 11

Grade 11                                                                                                        1 credit

Following the Michigan Merit Curriculum, the goal for English Language Arts 11 is to continue to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks.  Eleventh graders will connect with and respond to texts through transformational thinking which will focus on decision making for their futures.  These concepts will be learned through units centering on Lord of the Flies, Night, Frankenstein, Hamlet, Canterbury Tales, and Beowulf.  Successful completion is required for graduation. 

LC English 11

Grade 11                                                                                                        1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP placement

Meets the requirements of English 11.

English 12

Grade 12                                                                                                        1 credit

This class is recommended for those students who wish to improve their reading and writing skills for college but are not interested in taking an AP course.  This course will follow the Michigan Merit Curriculum and will continue to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended as students engage in more complex ideas, texts, and tasks.  Twelfth graders will connect with and respond to texts through a focus on leadership qualities.  The concepts will be learned through units centering on Their Eyes Were Watching God, Things Fall Apart, Animal Farm, 1984, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, Antigone, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail, and Principle-Centered Leadership.

LC English 12

Grade 12                                                                                                         1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP placement

Meets the requirements of English 12.

A.P.  English Language and Composition-Grade 11                                1 credit

A.P.  English Literature and Composition-Grade-12                                1 credit

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of English 10.  College bound students with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and strong grades in English classes will find the most success.  Following the A.P. College Board curriculum, students will read classic literature, produce literary essays, create informative essays, and improve vocabulary in reading and writing.  Upon successful completion, students receive high school credit by semester, but depending on the college or university, credit may be awarded for completion of coursework and/or scores from Advanced Placement standardized national tests. Students must check with individual colleges or universities for credit standards.  The cost of the national test is the responsibility of the student.  In addition, some books may need to be purchased by the student which will cost no more than $20.00.