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LAE401AT: LASA 10 (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Language Arts 10 (Sem 1)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 10
CODE: LAE401AT
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 0.50
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The Language Arts 10 course is designed to strengthen students’ skills in listening, speaking, writing, literature, and language. The content includes, but is not limited to, outlining or mapping main ideas and details of information received aurally or through research; using vocabulary and sentence structure appropriate to the listener and the situation; understanding the importance of speech in influencing the course of events in a democratic society; using interviewing skills; using parliamentary procedure skills; using formal debating skills; refining test-taking skills to meet secondary and post-secondary demands; writing a paraphrase, summary, or precise; writing compositions for newspaper publication; writing a short paper using research techniques; selecting appropriate sources of information for the topic; understanding and explaining the type of conflict in a given literary selection (psychological, social, environmental); experiencing a wide range of literary forms (e.g., short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, drama); using the media center research facilities; and reading self-selected books to help students learn to view reading as a useful and pleasurable activity.

Competencies:
DoDEA English Languange Arts Standards

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Language Arts 10 course, students should be able to:

  • Outline main ideas and details of information received aurally or through research.
  • Use vocabulary and sentence structure appropriate to the listener and situation.
  • Use interviewing skills.
  • Use parliamentary procedural skills.
  • Use formal debating skills.
  • Identify the type of conflict in a given selection: psychological, social, and environmental.
  • Refine test-taking skills to meet secondary and post-secondary demands.
  • Write a paraphrase, summary, or précis.
  • Write compositions for newspaper publication.
  • Write a short paper using research techniques.
  • Select appropriate sources of information.
  • Identify the importance of speech in influencing the course of events in a democratic society.

Course Outline (1st Semester)
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Thinking Skills
  • Module 3: Creation
  • Module 4: Flood Myths
  • Module 5: Antigone
  • Module 6: House on Mango Street
  • Module 7: Semester Exam

Essential Software:

Textbook

  • Elements of Literature, World Literature ISBN (Student Edition) 9780030926051
  • John Warriner’s Holt Handbook, Fourth Course ISBN (Student Edition) 9780030661471
  • Publishers: Holt-McDougal; Houghton-Mifflin

Course Notes: Course could be taught out of sequence