Planned Course Statement 2006-07



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Planned Course Statement 2006-07




Content Area: English

Course Title: Please see attached

Length of Course:

___ Semester

___ Year-long

_x__ Proficiency

Grade(s) of students


P.A.S.S. Proficiency Courses are intended for fifth year seniors and expelled students.

Standards: (Check all that apply.)

_x__ CIM ___CAM _x_PASS


Type of class:
___Elective ___Selective __x_ Required

Prerequisites: (include teacher approval and fee if required)

 Teacher approval



  • 5th year seniors OR

  • Expelled students

 Self-motivated and able to work independently




Circle if available: College Now AP Exam

Grading Practice:

__x_ Pass/No Pass ___ Letter grades (A-F)



CIM Work Samples Scored and Collected: (Circle all that apply.)

* Work samples will be collected in courses that correspond to the content area of the class. Writing and unrehearsed speaking samples may be collected in any class, depending on course descriptions.

Math ___ Alg Rel ___Geometry ___Stat/Prob ___Calc/Est

Science ___ Scientific Inquiry

Speaking ___ Inform ___ Persuasive _x__ Unrehearsed

Writing __x_ Expository __x_ Imaginative __x_ Narrative _x__ Persuasive

___ Research ___ Tech Paper



CAM: (Check all that apply.)

_____Extended application of content knowledge and career-related standards through project format

_____Demonstrate career-related learning standards _____Complete career-related learning experiences


PASS Standards: (check all that apply)

English _____A _____B _____C _____D _____E _____F

Math _____A _____B _____C _____D _____E _____F

Science _____A _____B _____C _____D

Vis/Per Arts _____A _____B _____C _____D _____E

Sec Lang ___ __A _ ___B _ ___C _____ D

Soc Science _____A _____B _____C _____D _____E _____F _____G


Course Overview: The P.A.S.S. proficiency courses are for selected seniors who meet any of the following criteria: 5th year seniors, expelled students, others approved by administrator. The P.A.S.S. proficiency courses allow students to earn credits in the core curriculum areas to meet graduation requirements. These are proficiency based classes, so the student must be very self-motivated and able to work independently. Regular meetings with a supervising instructor are required, as well as completion of the P.A.S.S. course work and work samples.


Student Curriculum Guide Description:
♦ Attend all scheduled seminar meetings

♦ Complete all five units in the P.A.S.S. packets for the course being completed

♦ Pass all related P.A.S.S. exams at a 70% level or higher

♦ Discuss critical elements of learning that should have been gleaned from the packet with a content area instructor.

♦ Complete all work samples at a level of proficiency indicated in the course overview
Course Goals: (What should the student know and be able to do at the end of the course?)

* Please see attached.



Course Scope and Sequence Outline: (What sequence will you use to address the standards? List any key elements under the standards that will be significant instructional targets.)
* Please see attached.
CIM Content Standards Covered: (Some of this information may be replicated in the previous section.)
As determined by the course overview.
Assessments:
Quizzes

Oregon State Scoring guides



Work Samples: Work Samples are scored with state-adopted scoring guides. Check all that apply:

Scoring Guide(s) Used: ___District-generated Foreign Language Scoring Guides

_x__Writing __x _Speaking ___ Math Problem-Solving ___ Scientific Inquiry



Course Requirements for earning P.A.S.S. credits




  1. Students must complete all exams in a course with a score of 70% or higher on each exam.

  2. Students must complete all work samples listed in the planned course statement.

  3. Students who want to earn a letter grade must complete the work samples with a minimum of “3” in each scored trait on the scoring guide.

  4. Students who select the Pass/No Pass credit option must complete the work samples to the best of his/her ability. The supervising instructor is responsible for teaching, reinforcing, and allowing students to practice all scored elements of the scoring guide. The supervising instructor will provide feedback to the student about the quality of the submitted work and recommend suggestions that could be incorporated into a work sample that is redone, in order for it to appropriately reflect the student’s “best work.”

English Courses


English 1A

Course Goals

The student will be able to:

●Discuss the background of myths and know some of the great figures in Greek mythology.

●Discuss the historical background of the Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank)

●Identify facts about Ernest Hemmingway (The Old Man and the Sea)

●Identify vocabulary in context

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech


Work Samples and Standards:

●Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
●Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details and appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.
English 1B

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Discuss the historical background of the Civil Rights movement (A Raisin in the Sun)

●Know facts about Lorraine Hansberry

●Know the background of Sandra Cisneros (The House of Mango Street)

●Identify the “coming of age” novel

●Understand literary terms

●Identify setting and themes

●Compare and contrast

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech

●Have a general knowledge of the Newspaper


Work Samples and Standards:

●Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
●Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details and appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.
English 2A

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Discuss background of New England history

●Know facts about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (The Miracle Worker)

●Know the background for Steinbeck’s writing a novel (The Pearl)

●Identify themes

●Understand literary devices

●Analyze the plot

●Compare and contrast

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech

●Have a general knowledge of the Newspaper


Work Samples and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.

English 2B

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Discuss the beginnings of Drama (Antigone)

●Know the background for Steinbeck’s writing a novel (The Old Man and the Sea)

●Analyze character’s speeches

●Know facts about Pearl Buck and the history of China (The Good Earth)

●Define vocabulary

●Understand literary devices

●Analyze the plot

●Compare and contrast

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech

●Have a general knowledge of the Newspaper

Work Samples and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.

English 3A

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Understand the background as it affects a story

●Understand literary terms associated with drams (Our Town)

●Know the background for Harper Less writing a novel (To Kill a Mockingbird; Old Man & the Sea)

●Analyze character’s speeches

●Know the prefixes and roots of selected Vocabulary words

●Understand literary devices

●Analyze the plot

●Compare and contrast

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Present a poem orally

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech

●Understand the historical background for selected nonfiction works



Work Samples and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.
English 3B

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Know three facts about Authur Miller (Death of a Salesman)

●Know the background of Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

●Understand the historical background

●Understand symbols used in a play

●Define vocabulary

●Understand literary devices

●Analyze the plot

●Compare and contrast

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Know about literary periods for poetry of the United States

● Write a business letter, complete an application, write a personal essay for a job or college application

Work Sample and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.
English 4A

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Tell three facts about the Globe Theater

●Discus the historical context of MacBeth

●Know facts about George Orwell (Animal Farm)

●Define allegory, satire and fable

●Understand literary devices

●Visualize and draw plot elements

●Analyze the poem “The Eagle”

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech

●Analyze figurative speech

●Compare and contrast beliefs of the authors of the speeches

●Analyze the Declaration of Independence
Work Sample and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.
Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.
English 4B

Course Goals


The student will be able to:

●Know facts about some noted writers of short stories

●Tell three facts about George Bernard Shaw

●Discuss the relationship of Pygmalion by Shaw and other myths of the same name

●Know facts about William Golding

●Know how Great Britain’s history relates to Lord of the Flies

●Understand literary devices

●Complete plot Summaries

●Complete creative writing assignments

●Know facts about several well-known poets

●Discuss poetry as a literary genre

●Identify various types of non-fiction

●Identify unique and common elements of literature

●Understand literary terms

●Analyze character and identify character traits

●Identify and describe setting

●Make predictions about future occurrences

●Understand figures of speech such as simile, metaphor and personification

●Understand the history of the essay as a literary form

●Know facts about several well known writers and their essays


Work Sample and Standards:

♦Speaking: Informal



Oregon State Content Standards: El. CM. SL. 05 analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose reflective verbal techniques and language. EL. CM. SL. 06 Use appropriate grammar. EL. CM. SL. 09 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience, and choose effective verbal and non-verbal techniques, such as volume, expression, rate, gestures eye contact for presentations.
♦Writing: Expository paper as a response to a literary text and a paper of the student’s choice.

Oregon State Content Standards: EL. CM WR. 10 Establish a coherent and clearly supported thesis that engages the reader, conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject maintains a consistent tone and focus through the piece of writing, and ends with a well supported conclusion. EL. CM. WR.11 Create an organizational structure that logically and effectively presents information using transitional elements that unify paragraphs and the work as a whole/ EL. CM. WR 12. Use precise language, action verbs, and sensory details ands appropriate modifiers. EL.CM.WR. 13 Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction-including parallel structure and subordination- to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types and enhance flow and rhythm. Meet the standard for the particular writing mode.


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