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English Language Arts

 

DOVER UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

New York State

Learning Standards

 

 

English Language Arts

 

 

Standard 1:  Language for Information and Understanding

Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding.  As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts.  As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.

 

Standard 2:  Language for Literary Response and Expression

Students will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent.  As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language for self-expression and artistic creation.

 

Standard 3:  Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation

Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation.  As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria.  As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to present, from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues.

 

Standard 4:  Language for Social Interaction

Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction.  Students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communications with a wide variety of people.  As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views.

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 9R

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                             One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 9R emphasizes the continuing growth in the communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The structure and uses of language are stressed to improve both written and oral communication skills.  Various genres of literature are studied to serve as a foundation for critical reading, writing and listening.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 9

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 8

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This is a required course for high school graduation.

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 9A

 

Local Exam                                                                                           1.13 Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                             One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 9A emphasizes the continuing growth in the communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  More advanced structure and uses of language are stressed to improve both written and oral communication skills.  Various genres of literature are studied to serve as a foundation for critical reading, writing and listening.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 9

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

90% or above in English 8 or 85% or above in English 8A, English Department recommendation.

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This is a challenging course that is suggested for college bound students who excel in writing and reading.


 

 

ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 10R

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                             One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 10R emphasizes the student’s continuing development in the communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The structure and uses of language are stressed to improve both written and oral communication skills.  An in-depth, semester-long research project is required.  Various genres of literature are studied as a foundation for critical reading, writing and listening.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 10

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 9R or 9A

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This is a required course for high school graduation.

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 10A

 

Local Exam                                                                                           1.13 Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                             One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 10A emphasizes the continuing growth in the communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  More advanced structure and uses of language are stressed to improve both written and oral communication skills.  Various genres of literature are studied to serve as a foundation for critical reading, writing and listening.

 

    III.    Grade Requirement

 

Grade 10

 

    IV.    Mandatory Prerequisite

 

85% or higher in all marking periods, final exam, final average in English 9A

 

     V.    Suggested Prerequisite

 

85% or higher average in English 9A as described in the Advanced English Class application and a new Advanced English Class application and English Department recommendation, or 90% or higher in English 9R and an Advanced English Class application and English Department recommendation.

 

   VI.    Comments

 

This is a challenging course for college bound students who excel in reading and writing.

 

 

 

 

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 11R

 

Regents Exam                                                                                    No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                          One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 11R is a continuation in the development of the communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The structure and uses of language are stressed to improve both written and oral communication skills.  Various genres of literature are critically analyzed and serve as a foundation for critical reading, writing and listening.  Learners prepare for the Comprehensive English Regents Examination.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 11 or special approval from a guidance counselor due to a unique situation.

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 9R or 9A, and 10R or 10A

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This is a required course for high school graduation.

 

 

 

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      Advanced Placement English Language and Composition - Grade 11

 

Regents Exam and AP Exam                                                            1.25 Weighting

45 minutes per day for a full year                                                    One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This challenging course will prepare studdents for the A.P. Literature and Composition Exam and the eleventh grade Regent's Exam. Writing will be a daily and essential component of this class. Advanced Placement English involves an extensive study of literature, language, and composition. Students prepare and are required to take the advanced placement examination offfered by the College Board. Based on the examination grades, student may be eligible to receive college credit or advanced placement in college-level English courses.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 11

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 10 R or 10A

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 10A as described in the Advanced English Class application and a new Advanced English Class application and English Department recommendation, or 90% or higher in English 10R and an Advanced English Class application and English Department recommendation. Students entering this class should have already demonstrated proficiency in completing the four major writing tasks required by the Regents exam.

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This is a highly challenging course for college bound students who excel in reading and writing. This course may be taken in place of English 11R and meets the necessary requirements for high school graduation.

 

 


ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English 12R

 

Local Exam                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes per day for one year                                                             One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

English 12R focuses on the culmination of the student’s development and practice in the communication skills of reading , writing, listening and speaking.  Various genres of literature are critically analyzed and serve as a basis for critical reading, writing and listening.  The student will also practice the writing skills related to successful entrance into post-secondary educational institutions.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 12 or special approval from a guidance counselor due to a unique situation.

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 11R or 11A

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

One English 12R course is required for high school graduation.

 


 

ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

       

 

I.      English 12 C #0251

 

45 minutes per day for one year                                             1.25 Weighting

 

      II.      Course Description

 

The first semester of the course addresses the major principles of college writing. It concentrates primarily on expository and argumentative writing, traditional rhetorical modes, and effective composing, revising, and editing strategies. Use of MLA conventions and a research paper is required. English 12C is the equivalent of ENG 101/Composition I at the college level.

 

To continue to the second semester, students must obtain a grade of C or better during the first semester of the course. The second semester is a continuation of the course, with further study of language through a critical analysis of imaginative forms of writing. Emphasis will be placed on well-organized written composition, factually-supported conclusions, and awareness of language variety. Genre reading will include fiction, poetry, and drama. Use of MLA conventions and a research paper is required.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

High School (Grade 12)

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

                For Seniors: Determined by Compass Testing done in Winter of Junior Year. 

               

 

    V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

    Passing Regents in English 11

 

   VI.      Comments

   

                

This is a highly challenging course for college bound students who excel in reading and writing. This course may be taken in place of English 12R and meets the necessary requirement for high school graduation.

 

 

ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English SAT Prep

 

Pass or Fail                                                                                           No Weighting

45 minutes every other day for one semester                                           No Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This course will allow students to learn and practice test-taking strategies for the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.  The students will also practice skills involved in completing college essays.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grade 11

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion of English 10R or 10A

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This elective is specifically geared toward college bound students.

 

ENGLISH EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

            I.      Mystery Literature

 

         Local Exam                                                                           No  Weighting

        45 minutes per day for one year                                              One Credit

 

II.      Course Description

 

                         Objective is to explore the genre of Mystery Literature by enjoying works

                         such as:

                              *Edgar Allan Poe Short Story (He is the “Father of Mystery”)

                              *Sir Arthur Conon Doyle (Sherlock Holmes Short Stories)

                              *Agatha Christie (Novel)

                              *Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Series

                              *Films, Activities and Games to Compliment Literature

                              *Minor Focus on Mystery Writing as part of a Student Project

 

          III.      Grade Requirement

         Grade 12

 

 

          IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

                     Completion of English 11

 

            V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

          VI.      Comments 

 

 

I.  Creative Writing

                       Mid Term Exam 10% Weighting
                       Local Final Exam 10% Weighting
                       45 minutes per day for one year One Credit
                       Creative writing is designed to aid students in their creative expression, as well as delivery of one’s writing. Students will read and discuss articles on the craft of writing. Students will read and                                    evaluate the effectiveness of fiction of varying styles. They will write and workshop short stories. Students will learn poetic vocabulary and read interpret poems of varying styles. Students will write                            and workshop each other’s poetry.  Students will be expected to deliver their writing to an audience. 
       
       I.  Science Fiction
                     Mid Term Exam 10% Weighting
                     Local Final Exam 10% Weighting
                    45 minutes per day for one year One Credit
                   In this course students will explore a variety of science fiction authors by delving into some of their well known works. The class mainly focuses on the short story genre in order to examine a wide                             variety of texts. The creative aspect of the course focuses on emulating the work of the authors we study. The course also has an element of “free-writing” where students can explore all types of                               creative writing, aside from the science fiction genre.

I.   DCC Public Speaking-024

       

         Course Description: This course is devoted to the study of oral communication as it relates to the speaker, his/her purpose,

        subject, outline, presentational aids, delivery and audience

            

 

 

DOVER UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

New York State

Learning Standards

 

 

English as a Second Language

 

 

 

Standard 1:  Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for Information and understanding.

Students learning English as a second language will use English to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information for content area learning and personal use. They will develop and use strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to collect data, facts, ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts.

 

Standard 2:  Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for literary response, enjoyment, and expression.

Students learning English as a second language will use English for self-expression, artistic creation, and participation in popular culture. They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to listen to, read, and respond to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances, relate texts and performances to their own lives and other works, and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent.

 

Standard 3:  Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for critical analysis and evaluation.

Students learning English as a second language will use English to express their opinions and judgments on experiences, messages, ideas, information, and issues from a variety of perspectives. They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to reflect on and analyze experiences, messages, ideas, informati0n, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria.

 

Standard 4:  Students will listen, speak, read, and write in English for classroom and social interaction.

Students learning English as a second language will use English to interact with others in social and classroom situations. They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to communicate effectively with regard to audience, purpose, and setting.

 

Standard 5  Students will demonstrate cross-cultural knowledge and understanding.

Students will demonstrate cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity in communicating with others of varied social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. They will develop and use culturally appropriate behaviors, and a knowledge of local and U.S. cultures and practices, in their interactions with others in their new cultural environment.

 


ENGLISH AS A  SECOND LANGUAGE COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

        I.      English as a Second Language

 

New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test

One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This course provides a supportive environment of immersion for beginner, intermediate, and advanced English language learners. Students develop the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Instruction includes content area material.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

None

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

English language learners remain in this course until scoring proficient on the English as a Second Language Achievement Test.

 

 


Dover High School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5750   Fax: (845) 877-5759

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

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