Antelope Valley School District

English

ENGLISH 9 07201

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 9 (required)
Prerequisite: None

Students develop skills in higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research through the study of literature.

ENGLISH 9 HONORS 07202

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 9
Prerequisite: Standardized test score in Reading of 9.0 or above, writing test, and teacher recommendation.

This course covers the same materials as required in English 9. In addition, literacy analysis is begun. Writing emphasis is on the format essay.

ENGLISH 10 07211

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 10 (required)
Prerequisite: None

At the second level of high school English, students, through the study of literature, develop skills in higher order reading, comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research. The difference between English 10 and subsequent English courses lies in the length, complexity, sophistication and range of source materials.

ENGLISH 10 HONORS 07212

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 10
Prerequisite: English 9 Honors or teacher/counselor placement, be able to read above grade level and an “A” or “B” in English 9.

At the second level of high school English, students, through the study of literature, develop skills in higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research. The difference between English 10 Honors and subsequent English courses lies in the length, complexity, sophistication and range of course materials.

ENGLISH 11 07231

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 11 (required)
Prerequisite: None

At the third level of high school English, students, through the study of literature, develop skills in higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research. The difference between English 11 and subsequent English courses lies in the length, complexity, sophistication and range of source materials.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION AP 07264

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 11
Prerequisite: willingness to test for AP, and reading ability above grade level.

At the third level of high school English, students, through the study of literature, develop skills in higher order reading comprehension, language usage and writing, literary analysis, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and academic research.

ENGLISH 12 07251

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 12 (required)
Prerequisite: None

This course is a survey of British literature. Students will refine their skills in writing, critical thinking, reading, speaking, listening and academic research.

ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION AP 07265

English credit
UC “a-g” English credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 12
Prerequisite: English 9 Honors, English 10 Honors, and English Language & Composition AP or teacher/counselor placement, willingness to test for AP, and reading ability above grade level.

Students will read extensively from a wide range of literary works, some of which are taught in college-level English courses. This course is also designed to prepare the student to achieve success on the Advanced Placement Examination in English Literature and Composition administered by the College Board.

English 12 / Expository Reading and Writing

UC A-G Certification: Meets the UC A-G [B] English requirement with a C or better grade
OPEN TO GRADE: 12
Prerequisites: C grade in English 11

The goal of the Expository Reading and Writing course is to prepare college-bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Through a sequence of fourteen rigorous instructional modules, students in this rhetoric-based course develop advanced proficiencies in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. The cornerstone of the course, the assignment template, presents a process for helping students read, comprehend, and respond to non- fiction and literary texts.

English 12 / Film and Literature

UC A-G Certification: Meets the UC A-G [B] English requirement with a C or better grade
OPEN TO GRADE: 12

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to compare written literature to the film versions. Students read, view films, discuss and write about the similarities and differences, and take a comprehensive final exam.

LITERACY SUPPORT 1

Elective Credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 9
Prerequisite: Reading scores below 4th grade level concurrent with English 9

Literacy Support 1 uses a district and state approved reading intervention program to support student understanding and mastery of essential phonics, vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and writing skills necessary for academic success. This class runs parallel to the ongoing English 9 class, reinforcing and supporting the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills appropriate to these grade levels as outlined by the California Language Arts Standards. In addition, this class provides students with cross curricular strategies in reading and writing to be taken to other content areas.

LITERACY SUPPORT 2

Elective Credit
OPEN TO GRADE: 10
Prerequisite: Reading scores at the 4th-8th grade level concurrent with grade level English class

This course is a continuation of Literacy Support 1; however, students are not required to take Literacy Support 1 if they meet the prerequisite for Literacy Support 2.

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