The online Language Arts 12 (Sem 1) course is aligned to College and Career Ready Standards and designed as the final preparation for college and career readiness. Students continue to read a variety of practical and traditional literature critically, including analyzing how multiple themes/ideas develop and interact in a text, as well as exploring the author's craft and impact of author's choices on the development of a text. As writers, students will continue to extend their development of narrative, informational and argumentative writing forms. Students will continue to develop investigative and research skills in preparation for post-secondary education or employment. Students will respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, make informed decisions, and critically interpret media.