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    English 9
    Credit: 1Unit High School                                       Length: 40 Weeks
    The ninth grade English Program offers a varied approach to the basic language arts curriculum. The program is designed to meet the needs and challenge the ability of students in critical thinking, class discussion, and through various written and oral assignments.  Students will explore and analyze the short story.  They will also study such works as To Kill A Mocking Bird, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Miracle Worker, The Odyssey, and That Was Then, This Is Now.  Grammar and usage are taught in conjunction with writing to continue to improve their writing abilities. Listening and speaking skills are reinforced throughout the year as the students participate in class discussions and oral projects or reports.

     

    English 10
    Credit:  1 Unit High School                                        Length: 40 Weeks
    The 10th Grade English Program continues the development of the New York State Language Arts Program through literature, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and speaking.  The literature program at this level deals with the recurrent theme of man's responsibility to himself and others, as well as the individual's search for identity while trying to bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood.  Critical analysis is taught while exploring Greek and Shakespearean tragedy through 20th century fiction.  Literature pieces include: short story unit; drama unit; "The Brut", 12 Angry Men and Antigone; novels: A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Shakespeare's Macbeth, The Great Gatsby and A Tale of Two Cities.At this level, students' writing assignments deal mainly with comparative analysis of their literature and persuasive discourse.  Research, creative writing, oral interpretation, listening and speaking skills are also encouraged through culminating literacy projects.  Journal writing is an ongoing process with directed assignments.  Students will also have exposure to writing the various tasks required for the ELA exam in grade 11.  Grammar and usage are taught in conjunction with writing to improve and strengthen the skills the students have already acquired at earlier levels.

     

    English 11
    Credit: 1 Unit High School                                         Length: 40 Weeks
    The 11th grade ELA (English Language Arts) program focuses on the four strands of the ELA exam which is given in June to all eleventh graders.  Passing with a 65 on the ELA exam is mandatory for graduation in New York State. American Literature is covered in the eleventh grade which can be referenced during the ELA exam. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lord of the Flies, and 1984 as well as short stories, discursive prose and poetry comprise the classroom materials used to prepare for the ELA exam.  Spelling and vocabulary are also stressed with a heavy emphasis on writing. In preparation for the ELA exam, eleventh grade English will also draw upon the literature of earlier grades that can provide essay content on the exam.  Students are often encouraged to reread materials from previous years to be prepared for the state test questions

     

    English 12
    Credit:  1 Unit High School                                          Length: 40 Weeks
    Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantive essays.  Students will work with multi-page papers, organization and mechanics.  Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, reading and writing.*Students who meet JCC Placement test requirements will receive 3 credits for English 1510: College Composition I 

     

     

    College Courses - (Credit awarded through Jamestown Community College) 

     

    CMM 1610: Public Speaking
    Credit: .5 Unit High School/3 College  Credits             Length: 20 Weeks

    Students will learn effective strategies for researching, preparing, and delivering informative and persuasive speeches to small groups. Students will be able to demonstrate methods for building confidence in speech delivery, supporting points with evidence, analyzing the audience, using media aids effectively, and refining delivery style. Eligibility: ENG 1510. 

     

    ENG 1510:  English Composition I
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits             Length:  20 Weeks

    Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantive essays. Students will work with multi-page papers, organization, and mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 0430 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 4-6; Accuplacer reading 70+. Students who have not met the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+) must be coregistered for ENG 0410.

     

    ENG 1530:  English Composition II
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits             Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantial, and logical essays. They will develop critical thinking and writing skills required in higher education, employment, and life. Students will also learn to conduct research and write a research paper. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 1510 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 7 or 8. Students must meet the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+).

     

    ENG 1540:  Writing about Literature
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits             Length:  20 Weeks

    Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantial, and logical essays about fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 1530.