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Course Descriptions

Please note: CHS follows a policy of replacing textbooks when current editions are revised or discontinued. The following course listings are in effect at the time of publication and are subject to change, amendment, or deletion as deemed appropriate.

English Language Arts

 

EN45 English Communication Skills

This academic refresher course presents a thorough review of Academic English grammar and usage; word choice; punctuation and capitalization; writing sentences and paragraphs; spelling and vocabulary skills. A series of exercises and application activities follow each unit of explanatory material to reinforce the concepts presented in that unit.

EN46 English Grammar & Composition I

This course builds and reinforces basic language skills as students learn about the parts of speech and sentence construction. Clearly written explanations and examples within each lesson are followed by ample exercises and application activities to reinforce grammar skills and the writing of effective sentence.

EN47 English Grammar & Composition II

In this course, students further develop practical writing skills to help them succeed in school and in the workplace. Students learn about sentence construction, spelling, paragraph development, punctuation, preparing for written tests, and writing effective messages, memorandums, letters, and reports.

EN52 English Grammar & Composition

This course builds and reinforces basic language skills as students learn about the parts of speech and sentence construction. Clearly written explanations and examples within each lesson are followed by ample exercises and application activities to reinforce grammar skills and the writing of effective sentences.

EN53 Language Arts-Literature 10

In this course students are introduced to a variety of literature, including fiction and nonfiction, short stories, poetry, drama, and themes in folk literature. Students are encouraged to marshal previous knowledge and experiences to interact with fiction and nonfiction written by an assortment of multicultural authors including works from such authors as Julia Alvarez, Jack London, Toshio Mori, William Wadsworth, Susan Nanus, and Rudyard Kipling. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling skills in the context of these sections.

EN54 Language Arts-Literature 11

In this course students continue the study of literature by looking at the defining characteristics of these literary genres: fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, drama, themes in the oral tradition, and informational nonfiction materials. Students are encouraged to marshal previous knowledge and experiences to interact with fiction and nonfiction written by an assortment of multicultural authors including works from such authors as Cynthia Rylant, Sinclair Lewis, Barbara Jordan, and Walt Whitman. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling skills in the context of these sections.

EN55 Language Arts-Literature 12

In this course students continue the study of literature by looking at the defining characteristics of these literary genres: fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, drama, themes in American stories, and informational nonfiction materials. Students are encouraged to marshal previous knowledge and experiences to interact with fiction and nonfiction written by an assortment of multicultural authors including works from such authors as Alice Walker, Jack London, Langston Hughes, Jackie Torrence, and Neil Simon. Each unit integrates vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling skills in the context of these sections.

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