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Title: Student Registration Information

Student Registration Information for Language
Arts Courses
  • courses requiring departmental permission for
  • elective credit only

  • English/Language Arts
  • Courses

Eastview High School Language Arts Department
Elective Courses
Writing Courses
Writing for the Twenty-first Century Grades 11
This course will focus on writing in a variety
of modes. Assignments and activities include a
research-based informal proposal, blogging,
creation and use of a wiki page, podcasting, and
writing for different audiences. This course is
intended for the student in interested
integrating technology with classroom, business
and social writing.
Journalism Media Studies
This course will introduce basic journalism
skills and the role of the press in our society.
Students will study interviewing and sports,
news, feature and editorial writing. Work done by
students in these areas may be published in the
school newspaper, the school website and on other
Internet sites. In addition, students will study
the role and impact of media in todays society
and learn how technology is impacting journalism
today. Grades 10-12.
Students will read, post and interact on
Students will create convergent media for
Eastviews dynamic web page.
  • Who Juniors and Seniors
  • What This course teaches the skills of writing
    short fiction and poetry through practice,
    discussion, and sharing. Writing is a
    discipline, so we will write each day.
  • Why You have important things to say and an
    important time in your life to record. Well
    offer a method turn your ideas into the art of
    written expression.

Advanced Composition-grade 12
  • This course focuses on expository (informative)
    writing and emphasizes the process approach to
    writing. Students will actively engage in the
    writing process by prewriting, producing multiple
    drafts, giving and receiving peer and teacher
    feedback, revising, and producing a final
  • Advanced Comp. is excellent preparation for all
    seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary
  • Students will write four formal 1-4 page papers
    in addition to frequent, informal journal

Research Paper-Grade 12
  • Over the quarter you will write ONE 10-page paper
    on a topic of your choosing.
  • The class takes you through all the steps of the
    research process.
  • There are many deadlines. This is not a class for
    students who have trouble turning work in on
  • Most students say the paper is not difficult to
    write as long as you follow the steps and DO NOT
  • Excellent college-prep class.

College in the Schools CompositionUniversity of
Minnesota Writing 1301
Introduction to College Composition is a
semester-long, four-credit college course offered
through the University of Minnesotas College in
the School Program. Students in the top 20
percent of their high school class may earn these
credits. An application is required for this
course. The focus of this course is on the
process of writing forming strategies for
inventing, focusing, drafting, conferencing,
revising and editing. Active participation in
the writing community of this class is essential.
Reading/ literature Courses
Reading Lab
  • Having trouble with those pesky MCA-II reading
    tests, MAP tests, or the reading passages on the
    ACT or SAT?
  • Do you read for your classes and not remember
    much of anything when you are done?
  • Having trouble retaining the information you read
    or was presented in class and end up getting low
    test scores?
  • Wishing you had an opportunity to read during the
    day and get some help with your comprehension
  • If you answered yes to any of the above
    questions, ask your English teacher if your past
    reading scores would qualify you for this 9 week
    course. Reading Lab is open to students in 10th,
    11th, or 12th grade.

Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction Grades 11,
12 Promoting lifelong reading habits is the
main objective of this course. Students will
read, write about, and discuss a wide range of
contemporary works of both fiction and
non-fiction. Students will be expected to read
critically, comprehend thoroughly, and respond
actively to the literature in both class
discussions and written assignments.
  • Who Juniors and Seniors who enjoyed reading
    Romeo and Juliet.
  • What Read, discuss, and watch selections
  • from Shakespeares Comedies,
  • Tragedies, and sonnets. Learn about
  • his life and his theatre.
  • Why Like playwrights and screenplay writers of
    today, Shakespeare seems to know the right
    mixture of elements to make a story memorable
    and meaningful. His plots ring true for
  • all time.

  • MYTHOLOGY is a quarter-long study of Classical
  • Greek Myths, from Zeus to Apollo to Aphrodite.
  • It is a course about learning and enjoying
    ancient stories but
  • even more so, it is a course that emphasizes
    the universal
  • human needs that fueled the creation of these
    great stories.
  • Students study
  • - how cultural myths evolve.
  • - the pantheon of the famous, not-so-famous and
    infamous Greek Gods and how
  • they came into being.
  • - the great Greek mythological heroes, like
    mighty Hercules, brave Perseus, and
  • glory-seeking Theseus.

British Literature-grades 11 12
  • We read snippets of classic British works
    starting in the year 1000 and ending in the 1900s
  • The idea is to explore how the literature
    reflects the people and ideas of England (and by
    extension, the U.S.) throughout history.
  • Reading assignments are SHORT but require
  • Grade is made up of balance between quizzes and
    reasonable assignments. (Even if you are not
    great at quizzes, you can do well on the
    assignments if you put effort into them).

  • This one quarter class focuses on four practical
    Learning Goals
  • To increase reading speed and comprehension
  • -weekly articles
  • -timed readings
  • -independent reading outside of class
  • To expand vocabulary through the study of roots
    and prefixes
  • -roots and prefixes
  • 3. To provide practical tips to improve study
  • -student research and presentations
  • 4. To prepare students for the SAT/ACT tests and
    rigors of college
  • -all of the above PLUS
  • -analogies and literary terms

Advanced Placement English Language and
Composition Grade 11All students enrolled in
this course must also take AP European History.
  • A rigorous, college-level course for students who
    are independent readers and proficient in written
    composition. Students will study the art of
    rhetorical analysis - understanding how language
    is used.
  • As directed by the College Board, this course
    engages students in becoming skilled readers of
    prose written in a variety of periods,
    disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in
    becoming skilled writers who compose for a
    variety of purposes. Both their writing and
    their reading should make students aware of the
    interactions among a writers purposes, audience
    expectations, and subjects as well as the way
    generic conventions and the resources of language
    contribute to effectiveness in writing.
  • Each quarter students will
  • Actively read one work of fiction (Hamlet, A Tale
    of Two Cities, Frankenstein, novel of students
  • Actively read several works of nonfiction from
    various periods in history (16th century to
  • Write at least one prepared essay (literary
    analysis, rhetorical analysis, argumentation)
  • Write multiple timed AP essays (rhetorical
    analysis, argumentation, synthesis)
  • Speak in both informal and formal situations

Advanced Placement Literature Grade 12 This is
a semester-long course designed for seniors with
special abilities in reading and analyzing
literature. Students will study a selection of
poems, plays, short fiction, and novels with
special emphasis on the critical skills needed in
college to better understand literature. The
course also prepares students for the Advanced
Placement Exam in Literature. An application is
required for this course. NOTE Summer reading
is required for this course.
Speaking Courses
Debate Grades 10, 11, 12
  • We learn the basics of argumentation and students
    participate in various forms of debate.
  • Must be willing to research various social
    issues, write arguments, speak in front of the
    class, and work with others.
  • This class is designed for people with no debate
    experience as well as those on the Debate Team.
  • Instructor gives students different assignments
    based on previous debate experience.

Most students take broadcast journalism A and B
as a sophomore, The 4Cast as a junior and The
Flash as a senior. You can also take broadcast
journalism A and B as a junior or senior.
Broadcast Journalism B
Broadcast Journalism A
Students work together to create a professional
video that the entire Eastview community will
see. Students also get hands-on experience to
learn all of the studio equipment including
directing, anchoring, audio, cameras,
teleprompting, graphics, floor directing and
technical directing by reproducing Flash and
4Cast shows. At the conclusion of this class,
students are ready to enroll in The 4Cast and The
Students get hands-on experience to learn the
basics of cameras, editing, lighting, sound, and
writing scripts. Students also learn about mass
media, advertising, and film production.
  • To be in The 4Cast or The Flash, you must take
    Broadcast Journalism A and its strongly
    recommended that you take Broadcast Journalism B.

The 4Cast Eastviews Daily Announcements Show
Most students take broadcast journalism A and B
as a sophomore, The 4Cast as a junior and The
Flash as a senior.
In The 4Cast, we produce a live daily
announcements show that is televised in the
school, on the Internet, and on local cable.
Students are responsible for all aspects of the
show including reporting, anchoring, directing,
cameras, sound, lighting, and directing. The
best aspect of the class is the real world
experience of meeting deadlines, problem solving,
and working together to create a professional
Several Eastview alumni are studying video
production/film in college and are currently
working across the country including jobs at
Pixar, WCCO, KARE 11, Star Tribune, Oprah, CSI,
KFAN, ESPN, 20th Century Fox, Shop NBC, and Sons
of Anarchy.
  • You must take Broadcast Journalism A and its
    strongly recommended that you take Broadcast
    Journalism B

The Flash Eastviews Live Student-Produced News
Magazine Show
Most students take broadcast journalism A and B
as a sophomore, The 4Cast as a junior and The
Flash as a senior.
In The Flash, we produce a live weekly news
magazine show that is televised in the school, on
the Internet, and on local cable. Students are
responsible for all aspects of the show including
reporting, anchoring, directing, cameras, sound,
lighting, and directing. The best aspect of the
class is the real world experience of meeting
deadlines, problem solving, and working together
to create a professional product.
Eastview broadcasting students have won 17 Emmy
awards and several other national contests and
festivals including Student Television Network
National Champions, Videomaker Award, Aegis
Award, Telly Award, Communicator Award, Nashville
Film Festival, and the International Student Film
  • You must take Broadcast Journalism A and its
    strongly recommended that you take Broadcast
    Journalism B

Tech Theatre!
  • Get out of your desk and make something!
  • Who ANY student grades 9-12.
  • What This is a hands-on course where you will
    be out of the classroom desk and up doing
    things. Well design and build scenery, learn
    about stage lighting and special effects, and
    practice using audio technology.
  • Why It is seriously fun! Besides, 85 of the
    jobs in
  • theatre are technical. ?

Acting 1 Take a class that gets you out of the
classroom! Who Sophomores, Juniors, and
Seniors. What We play on stage and learn at
the same time. Through a series of
interactive games, youll learn the skills
of the stage. Youll play some games, do
some scene work with a partner, and learn how
easy improv is. Since this is a speaking class,
we will also develop vocal skills that
transfer into any public speaking
experience. Why It is really a nice change of
pace. Even if acting isnt your thing, the
course is fun ,and the skills youll take
with you are great. You will earn English
credit for this course.
Acting 2 Who Sophomores, Juniors, and
Seniors who have taken Acting 1. What
Ever wanted to be in a play but the audition
process and long

hours of rehearsal
got in the way? This course will focus on
the production of a play in which all
class members have an equal role while
it polishes the skills we developed in
Acting 1. Why Acting 1 was fun, and you
want to turn it up a bit and perform in a
play. It is a speaking class that earns you
one of your 16 required elective
Public Speaking-grades 11 12
  • We work on developing verbal and nonverbal
    communication skills necessary for various
    speaking situations.
  • Approximately 4 speeches a quarter
  • Some you write, some you dont
  • Lots of FUN in-class activities designed to work
    on skills and build your confidence as a speaker

College in the Schools Public Speaking
  • Overview  
  • This course is designed to help students develop
    their oral presentation skills and strengthen
    their ability to organize and express their ideas
  • Information
  • Speeches Introductory, Award, Informative,
    Persuasive, Special Occasion, Interview,
    Impromptu, Closing.
  • Length of speeches vary. Some are five minutes
    one is 8 minutes.
  • Semester Credit-senior course
  • Students earn three college credits that can
    transfer to most universities.
  • A very practical, experiential course
  • Builds off of skills students learned in tenth
  • Reading, writing, research, and performance are
    all incorporated.
  • Application required (see EVHS Home Page