English Department

English I - English II - English III - English IV - English Electives - Summer Reading

Course #: 1113
Course: English I
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisites: Admission to high school
Course Description: English I, the foundation English course for 9th grade students, is composed of thematic units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. The course provides instruction designed to equip the student with communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic (including SAT, ACT, and TAKS), and business situations.
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Course #: 1114
Course: English I / Pre-AP
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisites: Admission to high school
Course Description: English I Pre-AP, an advanced English course of 9th grade students, is composed of thematic units incorporating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills including reading/literary study, writing, inquiry and research, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement courses and testing offered at junior and senior levels. It equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic (including SAT, ACT, and TAKS), and business situations. Summer reading, out-of-class reading, timed-writing and major projects are also important ingredients of the curriculum.
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Course #: 1115
Course: English I G/T
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisites: Acceptance into District G/T Program, Teacher Recommendation
Course Description: English I Gifted/Talented includes humanities-based thematic units as well as all the strategies and concepts of a Pre-AP course. The accelerated curriculum combines advanced levels of study in the various genres of literature with the study of art and music to foster creative expression as well as content mastery. Writing requirements reflect analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation of the concepts presented. Vocabulary study is based on Greek and Latin word parts and derivatives. The course equips the student with the communication and thinking skills essential for success in social, academic (including SAT, ACT and TAKS), and business situations. In addition, this rigorous college-preparatory course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement coursework and the Advanced Placement testing program.
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Course #: 1118
Course: English I Lab
Credit: 1.0 (Basic Credit) Grade Placement: 9
Prerequisites: Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description: In this class, the essential knowledge and skills of the regular curriculum are modified to satisfy the individual academic and/or behavioral needs of the student. This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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