Remedial English Course Descriptions
June 21, 2021 - July 23, 2021
In this differentiated literature and language program students will study short stories, classical mythology, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Students will complete a separate vocabulary program, complete assorted creative and expository writings, respond to prompts, and maintain a journal. In addition, students will investigate the parts of speech and the parts of the sentence. This course is designed for the student who is working at or above grade level in the language arts. To qualify for placement into this course, students are expected to have performed at the Proficient or Advanced Level on the most recently reported Reading PSSA, and performed at or above grade level on district approved local assessment(s).
Teacher input may also be a factor for placement in this course. The literary resources that students will use in this course are on a seventh grade reading level, but additional resources will provide challenges for students with advanced skills in reading and writing.English 8June 21, 2021 - July 23, 2021Cost: $175This course includes the study of grammar, usage, spelling, written composition, public speaking, literature, and a challenging vocabulary program. This class requires students to prepare daily homework assignments, complete outside reading, and present speeches to inform and persuade. Students will complete assorted creative and expository writings, respond to prompts, and maintain a journal. Students selecting this level must complete assigned summer reading as a preparation for the class.
This course is designed for the student who is working at or above grade level in the language arts. To qualify for placement into this course, students are expected to have performed at or above grade level on district approved local assessment(s). Teacher input may also be a factor for placement in this course.
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Course Meeting Schedule
*Online PE does not have a regular Meeting time
**Health only plans to meet the first week