English Language Arts


ENGLISH I - all levels
5 Credits, Grade 9
9th Grade Placement is determined by district placement criteria

The English I curriculum is designed to meet the varied needs of the students. Freshman year is an important overview of the various genres of literature, including but not limited to poetry, plays, novels, short stories, essays, and speeches. In accordance with the Common Core State Standards, non-fiction and fiction pieces are incorporated to supplement understanding of how meaning is constructed and conveyed in writing. Freshman year serves as a basis not only for literature, but also for an expected set of skills that will be developed, reinforced, and refined in coming years. By the conclusion of the course, students will have an appreciation for various genres, and will know the grammatical constructs important for composing research projects, as well as MLA format. They will also be exposed to a variety of different types of writing styles, including literary analysis, expository essays, process analysis, compare/ contrast, cause and effect, and persuasive styles. The selected units are designed to inspire, provoke thought, and provide a solid basis upon which students can build in future years. In addition, students will receive guided instruction in class and be able to navigate the literary waters with independence and personal responsibility. They will integrate technology and analyze literature in various ways, all the while noting key ideas present in each unit. Students will acquire necessary skills for success in future years and be able to utilize these skills across the curriculum as they become life-long learners.
CODE # 010140, 010150

ENGLISH II - all levels
5 Credits, Grade 10
English II is a one year, five credit course which meets the Common Core Standards and satisfies one year of this state’s requirements for four years of English. English II focuses on reading and research of American literature. Units and lessons are planned to encourage discussion and allow for student contribution and evaluative input. By design, students will read both full texts and excerpts of literature options, and juxtapose seminal pieces alongside contemporary texts. They will think and speak critically as well as cite textual evidence and establish habits of close reading. Writing is encouraged through projects, papers, and journal entries. Special emphasis should be placed on writing a comparative analysis within the units between fiction, non-fiction, and multimedia texts. A variety of writing formats requires students to recognize form and purpose in composition. As 21st century citizens, students will be expected to hone skills with mixed media, public speaking, and critical consumption in order to demonstrate proficiency in communication.
CODE # 010240, 010250

ENGLISH III - all levels
5 Credits, Grade 11
The English III curriculum is a course of study focusing on the themes of literature. Five distinct thematic units will offer a variety of reading, writing, speaking, and production experiences relevant to the 21st century learner. The literature selected offers students an opportunity to evaluate full and excerpted texts, indiscriminate of culture and gender. Each unit aligns to the Common Core State Standards and include Through Course Assessments (TCAs) to monitor learning throughout the year. Special emphasis should be placed on writing comparative analyses between fiction, non-fiction, and multimedia texts.
CODE # 010340, 010350

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION
5 Credits, Grade 11
Prerequisite: English II and departmental recommendation

This course emphasizes selected writers and literary periods with an emphasis on rhetorical analysis, tone, literary style and figurative language. Students will write papers that integrate their abilities to recognize rhetorical and literary devices, identify and use techniques of style and organization, and analyze an author's purpose.
CODE # 010355

ENGLISH IV
5 Credits, Grade 12
Students study those elements of grammar, language usage, spelling, vocabulary, reading, and study skills that are essential for successful adult lives through the context of World Literature. Students will write essays and one research paper. CODE # 010430

ACADEMIC ENGLISH IV
5 Credits, Grade 12
Students are expected to read and analyze core literary selections from World Literature. In addition, grammar and language usage, literary elements, vocabulary, research and study skills are integrated. Students in an academic level course are expected to work both independently and collaboratively on projects and activities. CODE # 010440

HONORS ENGLISH IV
5 Credits, Grade 12
Prerequisite: Departmental recommendation

Students read extensively and exercise critical analysis using World Literature. Students are expected to possess advanced proficiency in reading and writing. Rigorous coursework requires substantial independent work beyond the academic level. Emphasis is on rhetoric, tone, style, and structure, and the relation of each to the whole meaning of a literary work.
CODE # 010450

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
5 Credits, Grade 12
Prerequisite: English III and departmental recommendation

This course engages students in higher level reading and critical analysis of selected literary texts. Structure, style, and themes will be explored. Students will write analytical essays under timed test-taking conditions that integrate their abilities to recognize syntax, diction, tone, and figurative language.
CODE # 010455

ACADEMIC SUPPORT INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY
5 Credits, Grade 9 - 12
In addition to a regular English class, students identified as partially proficient in English/Language Arts Literacy receive an individualized prescriptive approach to learning language arts skills when enrolled in Academic Support Instruction (ASI). This course provides students with opportunities to acquire the specific reading and writing skills needed to achieve proficiency on the New Jersey HSPA. Senior year instruction emphasizes the NJ Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA), a process whereby students demonstrate mastery as determined by the NJ Department of Education. This course does not fulfill a New Jersey graduation requirement.
Grades 9-10 CODE # 011610, 011620, 011810
Grade 11 CODE # 011910, 011920, 011820
Grade 12 CODE # 011710

ENGLISH FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
(Offered only at Colts Neck High School)

This specialized program is designed to assist students whose native language is other than English and have demonstrated a lack of proficiency in English as measured by a standardized assessment instrument. Students are placed into four levels of ELL instruction based upon entry test scores and multiple criteria.
Level 1 CODE # 012000
Level 2 CODE # 012100
Level 3 CODE # 012200
Level 4 CODE # 012300

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS-ENGLISH I-IV
5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
(Offered only at Colts Neck High School)

This course, designed for students whose native language is other than English, provides language arts and literature instruction with an emphasis on reading and writing in English. Students enrolled in ELL (see above) also take this course as a second period each day for English class credit.
English I CODE # 012410
English II CODE # 012420
English III CODE # 012430
English IV CODE # 012440

ENGLISH I- IV TRANSITIONAL
5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
(Offered only at Colts Neck High School)
Placement determined by department recommendation

Transitional English is designed for students who are in Advanced ELL or have recently exited the English Language Learner program. The purpose of the course is to help students transition from basic English acquisition to a level satisfactory to meet HSPA standards.
Transitional English I CODE # 013000
Transitional English II CODE # 013100
Transitional English III CODE # 013200
Transitional English IV CODE # 013300



ELECTIVES



HUMANITIES
2.5 Credits, Grades 10-12
This course explores the relationships between art, music, literature, drama, and history. Students will not only be able to describe the importance of these relationships to the development of a culture, but will also develop a deep appreciation for artistic and intellectual expressions of culture around the world and across time. Research projects will provide excellent preparation for college-level study of humanities subjects. CODE # 01044X

JOURNALISM
5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Students learn the technical aspects of layout, design, and other key elements of journalism in this survey course. Students will explore various forms of multi-media journalism, such as blogging, broadcasting, editorial, and column writing. CODE # 011300

CREATIVE WRITING
2.5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
This course emphasizes the development of skills in the creation and study of prose, drama, and poetry in an intensive workshop setting. Students are required to write in a variety of genres and to demonstrate a facility for giving and receiving constructive criticism. Students will demonstrate a better understanding of, and facility with, the revision and rewriting process through mastery of editing skills, including peer-editing. CODE # 01090X

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING
2.5 Credits, Grades 10 - 12
Prerequisite: Creative Writing

Advanced Creative Writing builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in Creative Writing and allow students to develop works according to their own interests and strengths. Students will cultivate their own personal writing style through intensive study of a genre of their choice. This course includes the opportunity for submission of work(s) to various appropriate contests and publications. CODE # 01091X

DRAMA
2.5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Students develop communication skills while exploring theater history and dramatic forms in an intensive work- shop. Students are required to participate in a variety of theatrical exercises to develop an understanding and appreciation of the body and voice as acting tools. Students develop an understanding of character analysis through the preparation of monologues and scenes, and demonstrate a familiarity with technical theater and the aspects of theatrical/film careers. CODE # 01070X

ADVANCED DRAMA
2.5 Credits, Grades 9 - 12
Prerequisite: Drama

This course expands the knowledge, skills, and experience of the student actor. Students have the opportunity to present live theater performances; perform in improvisational comedy, and research careers in theater. Students write, direct, and perform in original pieces. CODE # 01080X

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