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English 1,2 (P) (1540, 1541)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 English Language Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 b - English
 Online Course Equivalent: EDG California ELA 9th 1,2 (P) 1895, 1896
Course Description:
 English 1,2 is a one-period, balanced literacy course required of all grade 9 students, except those enrolled in English 1,2 Block or ELD 5-6. The course content focuses on teaching the students skills and strategies for critical, independent reading and writing of complex expository and narrative texts. The course utilizes balanced literacy instructional approaches.

Instruction in each standards-based unit of study integrates reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language study. Students are provided with multiple opportunities to articulate their own ideas as well as to question, interpret, analyze, extend, and evaluate othersí ideas.

The goal of instruction is to support students in becoming independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners, and speakers who communicate effectively in various forms, for genuine purposes, and to authentic audiences.

This course also provides protected time for small group designated English Language Development (dELD) instruction for English learners at all proficiency levels. This small group instruction builds critical language skills into and from the English content and is focused on the CA ELD Standards.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Literature, Grade 9, McDougal Littell, 2009.
Language Network, McDougal Littell, 2001.
English 3D, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (designated ELD)