English

  • English Department Vision Statement: As an English Department, our goal is to prepare each student with a background in world literature, as well as a solid foundation in language skills, which includes grammar, speaking, and writing skills.  Our focus will be preparation for post secondary education and/or practical communication for the working environment.


    TITLE: English/Communications 7                                        Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0171                                                          Grade: 7

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                  Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students are instructed in grammar, usage, and mechanics which is meant to strengthen their writing.  Students are taught sentence composing, paragraph composing, and multi-paragraph composing.  Students are also taught the writing process and it is applied in various genres of writing.  All expectations are in correlation with the PSSA Reading, Writing, and Speaking Standards and Eligible Content.

     

     

    TITLE: Reading 7                                                                   Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0571                                                            Grade: 7

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                    Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with the types of reading skills that they will encounter on a daily basis.  The students will be provided with activities that allow them to truly interact with novels and other literary works.  Students will be actively involved in writing creative and critical responses to stories, poems, dramas, and novels. All of the materials covered in class will inspire them to think, inquire, create, imagine, research, and respond to a specific topic.  Emphasis will be placed on skills necessary for proficient results on the PSSA reading tests such as:  Fact/Opinion, Predictions, Main Ideas, Literary Devices, Details, and Organization.

     


     

    TITLE: English/Communications 8                                        Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0171                                                         Grade: 8

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                  Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students are instructed in grammar, usage, and mechanics which is meant to strengthen their writing.  Students are taught phrases, clauses, parts of speech, and the development of multi-paragraph essays.  Students use the writing process, and it is applied in various genres of writing.  All expectations are in correlation with the PSSA Reading, Writing, and Speaking Standards and Eligible Content.

     

     

    TITLE: Reading 8                                                                   Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0581                                                            Grade: 8

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                    Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: This course is designed to reinforce and refine reading skills necessary to comprehend complex texts.  The students will be provided with activities that allow them to truly interact with novels and other literary works.  Students will be actively involved in writing creative and critical responses to stories, poems, dramas, and novels. All of the materials covered in class will inspire them to think, inquire, create, imagine, research, and respond to a specific topic.  Emphasis will be placed on skills necessary for proficient results on the PSSA reading tests such as:  Fact/Opinion, Predictions, Main Ideas, Literary Devices, Details, and Organization.

     

     

    TITLE: Fundamentals of English 7                                        Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0016                                                         Grade: 7

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                 Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students who receive special education services in the area of written expression should take this course.  Identifying the 8 parts of speech, the writing process, use of punctuation, and developing new vocabulary are covered in this class. Individualized instruction is provided in accordance with each student’s IEP goals.

     

     

    TITLE: Fundamentals of English 8                                        Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0017                                                         Grade: 8

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                 Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students who receive special education services in the area of written expression should take this course.  Identifying the 8 parts of speech, the writing process, use of punctuation, and developing new vocabulary are covered in this class, with emphasis on written expression. Individualized instruction is provided in accordance with each student’s IEP goals.

     
     

    TITLE: Practical English 7                                                    Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0010                                                          Grade: 7

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                  Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students who receive special education services in the area of written expression should take this course.  Identifying the 8 parts of speech, the writing process, use of punctuation, and developing new vocabulary are covered in this class. Individualized instruction is provided in accordance with each student’s IEP goals.

     

     

    TITLE: Practical English 8                                                     Credit: 1

    Course Number: 0011                                                          Grade: 8

    Prerequisite: N/A                                                                  Difficulty Rating: 3

    Description: Students who receive special education services in the area of written expression should take this course.  Identifying the 8 parts of speech, the writing process, use of punctuation, and developing new vocabulary are covered in this class, with emphasis on written expression. Individualized instruction is provided in accordance with each student’s IEP goals.