LAE601: Language Arts 12 (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Language Arts 12
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The Language Arts 12 course is designed to strengthen students’ skills in listening, speaking, writing, literature, and language. The content includes, but is not limited to, recognizing how continued development of communication skills can enhance one’s future career and leisure activities; using communication skills in preparing for career choices; using the research skills necessary to meet the demands of post-secondary classes; using computer technology, where hardware is available, as an aid in writing compositions; writing in a clear and personal style; responding to literary masterpieces which are the common heritage of all people; engaging in perceptive reading and critical analysis of English and world literature; engaging in discussions of philosophical questions as revealed in literary works; and using the media center research facilities.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in a general classroom setting, in the media center and in the school and community environment. Student activities will include, but will not be limited to, writing journals or learning logs; writing expository and critical essays; writing a paper requiring media center research and other research techniques such as interviewing, observing, or experimenting; responding to each other’s writing with helpful suggestions for revision; taking several pieces of writing through a process that includes prewriting activities, drafting, peer response, revision, proofreading for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage, and publishing; practicing writing from different points of view for different audiences; developing speaking and listening skills by responding to literature and to each other’s writing, participating in small and large group Discussions, in oral presentations, individual recitations, and dramatizations; studying appropriate major works of literature intensively in class; reading, viewing, and listening independently to examples of the various genres of literature and responding to that literature; presenting interpretations of literature orally; and increasing vocabulary through the study of words encountered in reading and through work with the dictionary and the thesaurus.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated for class participation; completion of reading and composition assignments; comprehension of literature as measured by objective, essay, and/or oral examinations; and improvement in written composition, especially expository techniques, and oral presentations, with major emphasis on content, organization, logic, coherence, use of evidence and argument, and with secondary emphasis on accuracy in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar and usage.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Language Arts 12 course, students should be able to:
- Use communication skills in preparing for career choices.
- Demonstrate research skills necessary to meet demands of post-secondary classes.
- Recognize how continued development of communication skills can enhance one's future career and leisure activities.
- Engage in perceptive reading and critical analysis of literature.
- Use computer technology, where available, to aid in writing compositions.
- Enjoy literary masterpieces that are the common heritage of all people.
- Write in a clear and personal style.
- Engage in discussions of philosophical questions as revealed in literary works.