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English

Below are the 2020-2021 syllabus for our English Department. For questions or more information, please contact the teacher either using the student's TRUSD Gmail account or through your Aeries Parent Portal communication feature.

 

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Daniela Barajas-Mena
 
 
Patricia Barrett
 
Chris Goyeau
 
Caroline Hopkins
 
Daniel Keck
 
Yuri Lavrenov
 
 
Mila Olander (Perry)
 
 
Brett Vickers
 

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Stacey Johnston
 

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9th Grade - Freshman

English 9
English 9 is an integrated curriculum of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and standard English language skills based on the California ELA Common Core State Standards and the California ELA / ELD Framework.
English 9 Honors
English 9 Honors is an advanced integrated curriculum of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and standard English language skills based on the California ELA Common Core State Standards and the California ELA/ELD Framework. English 9 Honors is intended to support and advance those students who possess the skills and desire for a more rigorous and challenging curriculum. It is also designed to prepare students for future enrollment in the Advanced Placement courses at the 11th and 12th grade levels. This is a rigorous course that will require substantial amounts of reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking, and homework, in addition to the standards‐based instruction of the regular English 9 course.
 

10th Grade - Sophomore

English 10
English 10 is an integrated curriculum of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and standard English language skills based on the California ELA Common Core State Standards and the California ELA/ELD Framework. Students will continue to apply and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the ninth grade.
English 10 Honors
English 10 Honors is an advanced integrated curriculum of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and standard English language skills based on the California ELA Common Core State Standards and the California ELA/ELD Framework. English 10 Honors is intended to support and advance those students who possess the skills and desire for a more rigorous and challenging curriculum. It is also designed to prepare students for future enrollment in the Advanced Placement courses at the 11th and 12th grade levels. As such, this is a rigorous course that will require substantial amounts of reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking, and homework, in addition to the standards‐ based instruction of the regular English 10 course.

11th Grade - Junior

English 11
English 11 is an integrated curriculum of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and standard English language skills based on the California ELA Common Core State Standards and the California ELA / ELD Framework. Students will continue to apply and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the tenth grade.
AP English Language and Composition - 11th grade
An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both the writing and their reading make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.” – College Board

12th Grade - Senior

CSU Expos Reading & Writing
The goal of the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) is to prepare college‐ bound seniors for the literacy demands of higher education. Students in this year‐long, rhetoric‐based course develop advanced proficiency in expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. This course includes multiple reading selections on a topic, often representing different genres. Course texts include classic and contemporary works – both fiction and non-fiction – of varying lengths from a variety of sources and genres. This course not only satisfies the 4th year high school "a‐g" English requirement, but also will address critical areas of the CSU English Placement Test.
 
AP English Literature and Composition - 12th Grade
“An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both the writing and their reading make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.”– College Board

ARC English

ARC English 300
Prerequisite: None
This course emphasizes writing and includes reading, research, and critical thinking skills essential for successful completion of a college degree. It covers writing assignments, including expository and argumentative essays (6,000 words minimum for course) using MLA documentation and format. It also includes reading assignments selected from a variety of transfer-level texts of substantial length. This course is not open to students who have successfully completed ENGWR 480.
 
ARC English 302
Prerequisite: ENGWR 300
This course develops analytical skills through writing and discussion. It examines methods by which people are persuaded to think, believe, and act. It also includes analyses of arguments or expressions of opinions for their validity and soundness. Assigned readings include a variety of essays and a book-length text. Finally, this course focuses on critically assessing, developing, and effectively expressing and supporting opinions. Essays written for the course (6,000 words minimum) draw from the texts to present carefully reasoned arguments. At least one essay includes citations from secondary sources, documented according to current MLA format. This course is not opened to students who have successfully completed ENGWR 482.