ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS / READING

School Year: 2019-2020  /  Number of Courses: 29

Department Overview

The Reading/Language Arts curriculum is an integrated, standards-based program, which emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. Every senior high school student is enrolled in a comprehensive English/Language Arts program and must earn 40 semester credits in English in order to earn a high school diploma.

 


1505 ENGLISH 1 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English I P is an integrated class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. This integration of skills comes through the reading of selected novels, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction texts. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions.



1508 CHANGING HEARTS & MINDS/ENG P
9th
10.0 credits
Enrollment in Film Academy (Katella H.S.)
UC - "B" Approved

Changing Hearts and Minds is a year-long course that teaches students to act as purveyors of change in the world-at-large. Throughout the course students will analyze a variety of print and digital texts in order to identify and interpret an author’s, artist’s, and/or designer’s message, and to determine how a specific audience drives a creator’s decision-making process. Students will evaluate and successfully use visual design principles and elements to enhance, distribute and increase visibility of a message or cause. This process will lead students to use writing and the principles of design to create texts and visuals that tell stories and convey effective messages for the purposes of effecting change; this also leads students to be critical thinkers and active receivers of messages. Students will read fiction and nonfiction as sources of inspiration and discovery and then write to learn with an emphasis on how choices of diction and syntax shape a message. Throughout the course, students will use collaboration processes, oral communication, presentation and creative problem solving to strengthen and apply their knowledge of written and visual messaging.



1509 ENG 9/ ESPORTS GAME DESIGN
9th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

The esports industry holds unrealized potential for the English language arts classroom; the stories told within games, the mythology of characters, literacy required to achieve mastery, and opportunities to integrate the intersections between technology, culture, and play all parallel ELA skills and concepts. Students will build a foundational understanding of esports, their history, and their evolution over time, through research in multiple genres and methodologies. They will use critical thinking skills and argumentative, analytical, narrative, expository, and descriptive pieces of writing on self-selected topics within each unit’s main framework to apply their esports enthusiasm to their English study. Students will explore the meaningful and diverse ways to participate in the esports community beyond playing competitively themselves, and will connect the gaming experience to literature, both fiction and nonfiction. Challenging preconceptions of what qualifies as a text, the students will apply their understanding of literary concepts to analyze and critique how writers and game developers both make choices to convey meaning to their audiences. Becoming authors themselves, they will contribute their own characters and worlds to the genre of esports. This course also supports integrated STEM learning and principles with its emphasis on effective oral and written communication, argumentation, design thinking, systems thinking, and effective student engagement with educational technology as a means to collaborate, critically think, and communicate student thinking.



1510 ENGLISH 1 HP
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English I HP is an integrated, standards-based class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. In this honors-level course, the exposure to a wider variety of texts provides additional opportunities for in-depth reading and writing analysis. Students enrolled in honors-level English courses are encouraged to be in Advanced Placement (AP) English courses in 11th/12th grade.



1512 or 1512E (eLearning) SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR-ENG 9 HP
9th
10.0 credits
Concurrent enrollment in an business pathway course.
UC - "B" Approved

Reading, Writing and Research in Social Entrepreneurship is a college preparatory 9th grade English course integrated with the entrepreneurship and self-employment pathway standards of the marketing, sales, and services CTE sector. In Entrepreneurs as Researchers, students read and write about who they are and what they believe in relation to their families and their communities. The Entrepreneurs as Researchers course uses the Common Core’s attention to multi-media, argumentation and informational text as an opportunity for students to explore their experiences, define ethics, analyze social responsibility, and create an action plan for community change. Woven throughout these units of study is an exploration of the characteristics of entrepreneurs including integrity, risk-taking, creativity, curiosity, determination, discipline, empathy, flexibility, and responsibility. Entrepreneurs as Researchers will engage students in questions of who they are, how ethics impact choices, what it means to be a socially responsible entrepreneur, what assets and issues exist in their communities, and how they can galvanize those assets to create a more sustainable community. The course has been approved through the UCCI program in conjunction with the UC designed to integrate innovative learning with the A-G requirements and real-world applications. Students will work through identifying their ethics and beliefs and move to examining local businesses practices, ultimately proposing a plan of social responsibility to the community. The students will practice the skills of reading, writing and researching through the lens of a social entrepreneur and present information through various modes, including but not limited to, video, audio, photos and written documents and reports.



1513 ENGLISH 9 (PUENTE) P
9th
10.0 credits
To be eligible for this class, students must be interviewed by the Puente teacher and counselor.
UC - "B" Approved

The English 9 Puente is a college prep English class designed to help students achieve their goal attending a 4-year university immediately after graduating high school. This rigorous class is designed to challenge students so they are more than prepared for AP English and Language Composition their junior year. Students will write daily, read independently, and complete course readings. English 9 Puente requires a lot of hard work, but it is also a lot of fun. Students will go on regular field trips to universities and participate in many different community service opportunities.



1520 ENGLISH 2 P
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English 2 P is an integrated class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. This integration of skills comes through the reading of selected novels, poetry, short stories, and various non-fiction texts. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative texts.



1523 ENG 10/ ESPORTS ENTRPRSHP
10th

Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

This course will achieve rigorous English standards by motivating students to participate in a synergistic experience exploring English together with Entrepreneurship, specifically looking at the exploding entertainment ecosystem of esports. These three diverse areas of study come together around a unifying theme, the importance of decisions. Through literary character analysis, students explore the decisions the protagonists make as they interact with society and the environment with which they operate. In entrepreneurship, decisions are at the heart of the venture and its ultimate success, so students are introduced to an evidence-based framework, Decision Quality, early in the course so that the language and topic of making good decision can be woven throughout the course. In the rapidly evolving world of esports, students engage with the ecosystem of economic activity that is accelerating in real time as new technologies and cultures empower new developments.



1524 GET REEL: ENGLISH/YOUR LENS P
10th
10.0 credits
Enrollment in Film Academy (Katella H.S.)
UC - "B" Approved

"Get Reel: English Through Your Lens" challenges 10th grade students through the intensive analysis of text, including media, informational writing, and fiction. Students develop the abilities and skills to effectively produce powerful video messages, oral presentations, and writing to critically examine and deconstruct ideological and social influences and understand how these influences impact both individual and group identity. Students in this engaging 10th grade English class learn to recognize themselves as both products and members of society as they study and create a variety of text, including narrative and analytical writing, constructed argument, visual mapping, multimedia, and video messages. They understand that language is a powerful medium when read, written, spoken, and performed with purpose. While students explore the universal themes of identity, power, and freedom, with extensive focus on the novel, poetry, informational text, and film, they acquire important technical skills needed to use digital media tools for filming and editing. They gain the necessary abilities for digital media production, while participating in a rigorous, integrated creative English and media course that provides real-world connections through extensive career and technical content.



1525 ENGLISH 2 HP
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English 2 HP is an integrated, standards-based class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. In this honors-level course, the exposure to a wider variety of texts provides additional opportunities for in-depth reading and writing analysis. Students enrolled in honors-level English courses are encouraged to be in Advanced Placement (AP) English courses in 11th/12th grade.



1526 ENGLISH 10 (PUENTE) P
10th
10.0 credits
To be eligible for this class, students must have completed Puente 9.  Occasionally there may be availability and a student may enter class as a sophomore.
UC - "B" Approved

The English 10 Puente course is a college-preparatory English class to support students in achieving their goal of attending a 4-year university immediately after graduating high school.  This rigorous class is designed to challenge students so they are well prepared for AP English and Language Composition coursework during their junior year.  Students will write daily, complete a portfolio of revised work, read deeply and independently, and fully engage in intellectual study and conversation.  Students will be required to participate in field trips to universities and in community service. Such activities will be incorporated into the content of English 10 Puente literacy activities, promoting not only language arts skills but also honing self-directed learning skills, encouraging agency, authentic voice and providing choice.



1535 ENGLISH 3 P
11th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English 3 P is an integrated class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. This integration of skills comes through the reading of selected novels, poetry, short stories, and various non-fiction texts. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions.



1536 or 1536E (eLearning) DSGN AMERICAN DREAM-ENG P
11th
10.0 credits
Students should also be enrolled in a Media Arts Pathway course.
UC - "B" Approved

The Designing the American Dream - English 3 P course is an University of California Curriculum Integrated (UCCI) course. Students analyze a diverse collection of American voices in literature and film as they relate to manifestations of "The American Dream" across time, regions, and cultures. Students think critically about how depictions of "The American Dream" have evolved and been perpetuated by literature and the media, and use this understanding to create textual and visual responses, which reflect a deeper understanding and personal perspective on "The American Dream." Students integrate this extensive literary knowledge with a mastery of video production technical skills. Throughout the course, students develop as critical thinkers, writers, and filmmakers in the analysis and design of their own American Dreams.



1537 ENG 11/ESPORTS MARKETING
11th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

This course is a college preparatory 11th grade English course integrated with the Marketing sector of the Career Technical Education (CTE) that enables students to understand esports marketing with a focus on the English language, written and oral communication, and the mechanics of writing. While building on these skills, students will focus on the what, who, how, and why of esports: What is the gaming industry? Who is involved in the industry? How do industry professionals manage and market it? Why is the industry worth pursuing, and why does it present challenges for those in it? Students will gain the foundational knowledge of marketing in esports through the framework of English in order to enhance students’ critical thinking, writing, reading, analysis, and communication skills. Students will begin with narrative and explanatory writing, building to argumentation and research. In this course, students will analyze a complex set of ideas, evaluate the effectiveness of the structure of an argument, and analyze how an author’s style contributes to the effectiveness of their text. This course also supports integrated STEM learning and principles with its need for students to develop, refine, and test a conceptual model for effective marketing using systems thinking, cause and effect thinking, and the collection and analysis of relevant data. Moreover, the course effectively uses educational technology throughout to enable students to collaborate, critically think, and communicate their thinking.



1538 DEP FLD: EXP ID THRGH LIT/VID
11th
10.0 credits
Enrollment in Film Academy (Katella H.S.)
UC - "B" Approved

Depth of Field: Exploring Identity Through Literature and Video Production challenges students to examine and express themselves as individuals and as active participants in a democratic society. Beginning with analyzing their preconceived notions of self, they will use this same critical lens on other figures in fiction and nonfiction in order to shed light on how different writers and artists negotiate individual and group identity. As they develop their critical analytic skills, they will also mature as artists by creating a series of real-world video projects in response to the topics and readings of the course. By the end of the year, each student will have an individual portfolio of representative work and will have worked on a collaborative documentary video project.



1550 ENGLISH 4 P
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

English 4 (P) is an integrated, literature-based class that emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. This integration of skills comes through the reading of selected novels, poetry, short stories, and other literary and non-literary works. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of autobiographical, biographical, and fictional essays, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, expository compositions and direct teaching.



1553 or 1553E (eLearning) AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE/COMP
10th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

The AP Language & Composition course develops the reading and writing skills that students need for college and life success and for intellectually responsible civic engagement. The course guides students in becoming curious, critical, and responsive readers of diverse texts, and becoming flexible, reflective writers of texts written for diverse audiences for diverse purposes. The reading and writing students do in the course should deepen and expand their understanding of how language functions rhetorically: to communicate writers’ intentions and elicit readers’ responses in particular situations. Reading and writing activities in the course deepen students’ knowledge and control of formal conventions of written language (e.g., vocabulary, diction, syntax, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, genre). While the course serves to prepare students to meet the literacy challenges of college-level study, the course also helps develop the literacy skills practices for responsible engagement in civic life.



1555 or 1555E (eLearning) AP ENGLISH LITERATURE/COMP
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

Emphasis in this class is on world literature and an intensive college-level study of reading and composition. This course is the equivalent to a first-year college course. The AP Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and enjoyment to their readers. Writing assignments focus on the critical analysis of literature and include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.



1559 ENG 12/ESPORTS EVENT CRAFTING
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

The Saga of the Tournament: Event Crafting and 12th Grade English is a college preparatory English course integrated with the Career Technical Education (CTE) Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Pathway. Students will learn and apply CTE Hospitality skills through conducting a real Esports tournament while building real-world reading, writing, language, and speaking skills that will prepare them for college and career. Students will learn the communication, writing, and vocabulary skills essential to planning, managing, and executing an esports tournament. During this course students will engage in activities designed to impart the necessary competence in and understanding of the videogame industry, event planning sequence, and valuable collaborative mindset to achieve success in these industries. Through this course, students will get hands on, real life, career ready practice with skills that will allow them to see how a passion and academic application can translate into a career as well as life-long, productive learning. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate ELA competencies such as evaluating speaker’s point of view, reasoning, writing and use of evidence, presenting information, using digital media, and adapting speech appropriately for each audience. This course also supports integrated STEM learning and principles with its in-depth exploration of the esports tournament as a complex system. In exploring the tournament system, students will develop a model by describing the various components, assuming the duties of a specific component, and becoming intimately familiar with how the various components interact with one another. To facilitate their systems exploration, students effectively use educational technology to collaborate and communicate with one another and diverse audiences.



1563 or 1563E (eLearning) DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE P
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will use dystopian literature (including novels, short stories, and essays) and current films and news programs as a springboard for examining contemporary issues. Skills are developed through critical reading, analysis, and synthesis of fiction and non-fiction texts. Writing and grammar skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative texts. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1565 or 1565E (eLearning) MYTH AND THE HERO'S JOURNEY P
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will introduce students to selected literature of mythology and the journey of the hero. Literature will include stories, essays, films, and poems. Students explore the connections between ancient and modern ways of seeing oneself in the world. Students will read, analyze, and synthesize text and film. Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. Students will further develop communication skills by writing and delivering presentations, using media and technology as appropriate. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1567 or 1567E (eLearning) MEDIA LITERACY
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.


This one-semester course will explore the key questions concerning critical analysis of media. This course will help students develop the critical lens necessary to sift through the messages, expressed and implied, from modern media sources.Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. Students will further develop communication skills by writing and delivering presentations, using media and technology as appropriate. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1573 or 1573E (eLearning) SCIENCE FICTION P
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

This one-semester course will introduce students to a brief history of science fiction with an eye toward developing a definition of science fiction over the course of the class. Writing skills are emphasized, specifically through the writing of argumentative, explanatory, and narrative compositions. This course satisfies a semester of the English 4 graduation requirement.



1574 or 1574E (eLearning) WHY SHAKESPEARE? P
12th
5.0 semester credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

Why Shakespeare is designed to explore the significance of Shakespeare’s contributions to literature through close analysis of three of his plays and selected sonnets. This course has been developed for high school seniors based on the Grades Eleven and Twelve English Language Arts Content Standards developed by the California Department of Education. Students will read, analyze, and synthesize text and film; and will write in a variety of discourses, deliver speeches, and create dramatic and multimedia presentations. Course Goals and Expected Student Outcomes: A. Students will become familiar with Shakespearean writing and will develop and understanding of selected Shakespearean plays and sonnets. B. Students will utilize supplementary texts and other media. C. Students will demonstrate an ability to compare, analyze, and synthesize a variety of texts, and will demonstrate critical thinking through completion of challenging group and individual projects and assignments. D. Students will use a variety of reading, writing, and speaking strategies and techniques as appropriate for a variety of assignments. E. Students will make connections between course content and why Shakespeare still matters in modern society. Course Objectives: A. Students will read three complete Shakespearean plays and selected sonnets, and will view select films, through scene selection or complete films. B. Students will conduct performances of scenes from plays. C. Students will analyze and compare texts and films to find common and contrasting ideas, themes, and philosophical assumptions. D. Students will write a variety of assignments for a variety of purposes: writing to learn; and writing using elements of discourse for specific rhetorical purposes, including narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive writing assignments. E. Students will create a multimedia, performance-based presentation as a culmination of the course.



1671 or 1671E (eLearning) READING MOVIES: FILM LIT P
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "B" Approved

Reading Movies: Film Literacy is an integrated class that develops communication skills through the critical study of literature and film. Students will analyze traditional literature-based topics (plot, character development, point of view, etc.); in addition, students will analyze film production techniques (framing, focus, lighting, sound, etc.) and understand how these techniques contribute to a filmmaker’s purpose. Students will create film reviews, soundtracks, screenplays, and multimedia adaptations and presentations. The ultimate goal of this course is to help students become critical and confident viewers, listeners, readers, and writers.This course satisfies the English 4 graduation requirement.



1682 ANALYSIS COMEDY IN CULTURE P
12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None
UC - "B" Approved

Analysis of Comedy in Culture challenges students to go beyond "the joke" and examine the crucial role that comedy has played in cultures throughout time. Whether as a form of entertainment, political and social criticism or ethnic and gender identity, comedy serves as a lens through which to define self, critique societal norms and challenge stereotypes. Students will examine the historical roots of the Western comedic form and genre, as well as study classic and contemporary comedic texts that raise questions about gender identity, relational allegiances, class structure and ethnic and geographical affiliations. While the course will focus on plays, novels, short-stories and articles as texts for study, students will also be exposed to films, television shows, advertisements, websites and other media that will help them appraise how and why comedy offers an important touch point for critical thinking. As a result of this inquiry, students will be able to better evaluate the ongoing role of humor to bridge differences, while also exposing the members of the class to the hypocrisies and foibles of the human condition. Additionally, this course will focus not only on humor comprehension but original humor creation, including that which is linguistic, conversational and non-verbal.



1684 ENG 12 - HEALTHIER WORLD HP
12th
10.0 credits
This is a UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Course. Participation in the CTE Medical Pathway recommended.
UC - "B" Approved

Reading and Writing Your Way to a Healthier World is a college preparatory grade 12 English course integrated with Health Science and Medical Technology CTE standards and intended to provide students with an increasing and deepening knowledge of English Language Arts through the lens of a public health professional. Through research and study of complex literature and informational texts, students will develop an understanding of the causes and effects of public health issues, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to facilitate change through a variety of roles in the public health field. They use their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills effectively in order to evaluate health disparities and facilitate ethical interventions, adapting communication to audience and purpose. The course culminates with an enhanced awareness of issues in the healthcare field that empowers students to become public health leaders and professionals.



1705 ORAL EXPRESSION/INTERPRET 1 P
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.
UC - "F" Approved

Students will be introduced to an appreciation of the cultural and historical roles that oral language and literary interpretation play in our society. Students will gain confidence in processing, analyzing, and responding to literature through language and creative expression. Emphasis will be placed on effective, responsible, and ethical communication and performance. Additionally, students will focus on the analysis, presentation, and evaluation of performances of literature by others and by themselves.



1990 ENG LANG ART ELECTIVE CREDIT
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course code number will be used to designate credits for courses not offered in the Anaheim Union High School District.


 

 

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