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Title: The English Language Arts department provides a variety of course offerings in reading, writing, speaking as well as the study of literature, media and theatre arts. The special course offerings for students in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 are described further


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English Language Arts Registration Information
2011-2012
The English Language Arts department provides a
variety of course offerings in reading, writing,
speaking as well as the study of literature,
media and theatre arts. The special course
offerings for students in grades 9, 10, 11, 12
are described further in the presentation. When
registering for next years classes, students are
encouraged to seek the advice of their current
English teachers.
2
Grade 9 and 10 offerings
  • courses requiring departmental permission for
    registration
  • elective credit only

3
Grade 11 and 12 offerings
  • courses requiring departmental permission for
    registration
  • elective credit only

4
Eastview High School Language Arts Department
Elective Courses
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Writing Courses
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  • 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.

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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
    product.
  • Advanced Comp. is excellent preparation for all
    seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary
    institution.
  • Students will write four formal 1-4 page papers
    in addition to frequent, informal journal
    writing.
  •    

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Research Paper Grade 12
  • Over the quarter you will write ONE 8-page paper
    on a topic of your choosing.
  • The class takes you through all the steps of the
    research process (research, outlines, citation,
    drafts, revision, presentation of paper).
  • Excellent college-prep class.
  • Most students say the paper is not difficult to
    write as long as you follow the steps and DO NOT
    FALL BEHIND.
  • There are many deadlines.
  • This is NOT a class for students who
  • have trouble turning work in on time.
  • have trouble working independently.

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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.
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Reading/ literature Courses
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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
    skills?
  • 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.

12
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.
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Discovering British LiteratureIntro to
Shakespeare
  • Read, discuss, and watch selections from
    Shakespeares Comedies, Tragedies, and sonnets.
    Learn about his life and his theatre.
  • In addition, students will read snippets of
    classic British works starting in the year 1000
    and ending in the 1900s

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MYTHOLOGYA JUNIOR/SENIOR ELECTIVE
  • 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.

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LITERATURE STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING Grades 11
12
  • This one quarter class focuses on four practical
    Learning Goals
  • To increase reading speed and comprehension
  • - timed readings
  • - independent reading outside of class
  • To expand vocabulary through the study of roots
    and prefixes
  • 3. To provide practical tips to improve study
    skills
  • - student research and presentations
  • - STARS assignments (STudents Achieve Reading
    Success)
  • To prepare students for the SAT/ACT tests and the
  • rigors of college
  • - all of the above PLUS
  • - analogies and literary terms

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Advanced Placement English Language and
Composition Grade 11
  • A rigorous, college-level course for students who
    are independent readers and proficient writers.
    Students will study the art of rhetorical
    analysis (understanding how language is used),
    argumentation, and synthesis.
  • 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
    choice)
  • Actively read several works of nonfiction from
    various periods in history (16th century to
    present)
  • 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
  • SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.
  • All students enrolled in this course must also
    take AP European History.
  • STUDENTS WHO DO NOT TAKE HONRS AMERICAN
    LITERATURE (10TH GRADE) MUST COMPLETE AN
    APPLICATION FOR THIS COURSE.

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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.
18
Speaking/ LISTENING/ CRITICAL vIEWING Courses
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Acting 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.
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Most students take Broadcast Journalism/,Media
Studies A and B as a sophomore, The 4Cast as a
junior and The Flash as a senior. You can also
take Broadcast Journalism/Media Studies A and B
as a junior or senior.
Broadcast Journalism/Mass Media A
Broadcast Journalism/ Mass Media B
Students work together to create a professional
video that the entire Eastview community will
see. Students get hands-on experience to learn
all of the studio equipment including directing,
anchoring, audio, cameras, graphics, 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
Flash.
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/Media Studies A and its
    strongly recommended that you take Broadcast
    Journalism/Media Studies B.

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The 4Cast Eastviews Daily Announcements Show
Most students take Broadcast Journalism/Mass
Media A and B as a sophomore, The 4Cast as a
junior and The Flash as a senior.
http//www.district196.org/evhs/today/evtv/4cast/
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
product.
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/Mass Media A
    and its strongly recommended that you take
    Broadcast Journalism/Mass Media B

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The Flash Eastviews Live Student-Produced News
Magazine Show
Most students take Broadcast Journalism/Mass
Media 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.
http//www.theflash.tv
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
Festival.
  • You must take Broadcast Journalism/Mass Media A
    and its strongly recommended that you take
    Broadcast Journalism/Mass Media B

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Public Speaking
  • Grades 11 and 12
  • Students will deliver a variety of types of
    speeches (personal, persuasive, impromptu,
    performance, etc..)
  • Students will grow in developing the skills
    necessary to communicate verbally and nonverbally
    in a variety of public speaking situations.
  • Students will participate in multiple fun
    in-class activities designed to work on skills
    and build confidence as a speaker

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College in the Schools Public Speaking
  • This course is designed to help students develop
    their oral
  • presentation skills and strengthen their ability
    to organize
  • and express their ideas successfully.
  • Students will have a variety of speaking
    opportunities (Introductory, Award, Informative,
    Persuasive, Special Occasion, Impromptu, etc..).
  • Reading, writing, research, and performance
    skills are all incorporated.
  • Seniors in the top 40 of the class may take the
    course. An application is required.
  • Students earn three U of M college credits.
  • Semester Credit (senior only course)
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