In English 2 CR, students will read literary works from a variety of genres, from different cultures, and from classical and modern time periods. The elements of each genre and various literary techniques will be discussed to develop an understanding of the authors craft and the effectiveness and purposes of common literary devices. Students will be asked to understand more than storyline; they will be asked to contemplate the universality of literature: themes and motifs that transcend time and place. In order to develop critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, students will be asked to respond to their readings creatively and thoughtfully, to write for different purposes, to present material orally, and to evaluate material and ideas presented not only in the literature but also in the media. Course Objectives To provide opportunities for students to read and respond to both fiction and non-fiction. To develop post-reading comprehension of different genres of literature through discussion of literary devices. To model ways to interpret, describe, analyze, and evaluate components of fiction, literary non-fiction, and mass media. To model ways to make inferences, draw conclusions based on text, and cite evidence from readings to support generalizations and personal observations. To develop students understanding of meaningful communication by modeling the writing process; exploring common errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics; and modeling ways to enhance ones style. To provide opportunities for students to write, speak, listen, and read for different purposes. To develop word recognition skills and develop vocabulary by studying vocabulary in context. To develop vocabulary by studying word parts as well as context clues.
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Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Discussion Boards, Sign-in Sheets
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Students are assigned a designated Learning Coach/Mentor who will monitor participate and progress for this course.