English

English 1

2 semesters Grade 9

Prerequisites: None

English 1 units focus on the 9-10 Common Core State Standards, blending novels, short stories, poems, and drama with nonfiction texts. Students engage in a variety of modes of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening, and collaboration through a series of formative and summative tasks that prepare them for ninth grade assessments and build towards college and career readiness.

English 2

2 semesters Grade 10

Prerequisites: 9th Grade English

This class broadens the literary landscape of high school students as they read diverse cultural literature. Units begin with an investigation of culture, working towards a definition and an understanding of the commonalities and differences among human cultures as represented in literature, media, and non-fiction from around the world. Students research and write about the ways cultures communicate and the conflicts that sometimes arise.

English 3

2 semesters

Grades 11-12

Prerequisites: 10th Grade English

Introduces students to philosophical, moral, and social forces that have influenced American literature.Representative works of poetry, prose (including essays), and drama will be considered through thematic lenses. Students will develop their understanding of the American literary tradition through ongoing emphasis on strategic reading skills and higher-level critical thinking skills. In particular, students will increase their ability to analyze complex texts (including films), synthesize information, and infer purpose and point of view. They will continue to develop their writing skills through focused analytical and research assignments using literature as a basis for writing. Students learn nuances of English grammar and vocabulary, express ideas and attitudes effectively, and develop critical thinking through composition.

English 4

2 semesters

Grade 12

Prerequisites: 11th Grade English

Focuses on the 11-12 Common Core State Standards with increased text complexity, blending novels, short stories, poems, and drama with nonfiction texts. An additional area of focus is on issues of class, race, and gender in both an American and global context. Students engage in a variety of modes of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening, and collaboration through a series of formative and summative tasks that demonstrate college and career readiness. *This is the recommended Senior English course for all students who have not yet demonstrated Competency for Graduation in English.

English 121 *Community College of Denver College Course

1 semester

Grades 10-12

Prerequisites:

Requires English Accuplacer Score and English Teacher Approval SAT Eng 470+ OR ACT Eng 18+ OR Classic Accuplacer Sentence Skills score 95+ OR Next Gen Accuplacer Writing score 246+ OR Grade of B or higher

in English 3 and an unweighted GPA of 2.75+.

Focuses on the 11-12 Common Core State Standards with increased text complexity, blending novels, short stories, poems, and drama with nonfiction texts. An additional area of focus is on issues of class, race, and gender in both an American and global context. Students engage in a variety of modes of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening, and collaboration through a series of formative and summative tasks that demonstrate college and career readiness. *This is the recommended Senior English course for all students who have not yet demonstrated Competency for Graduation in English.

English 122* Community College of Denver Course

Semesters: 1

Grade: 11th-12th

Prerequisite: English 121

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or argumentative compositions.The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved ENG 122 for inclusion in the Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways program in the GT – CO2 category.

Lit 115* Community College of Denver Course

Semesters: 1

Grades: 11th-12th

Prerequisite: English 121

Expands and refines the objectives of English Introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes active and responsive reading. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH2

Lit 205

Semesters: 1

Grade: 11th-12th

Prerequisite: Lit 115

Expands and refines the objectives of English Introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes active and responsive reading. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH2