This course provides structured lessons on reading comprehension, critical reading and analysis, composition, vocabulary, grammar, usage, and mechanics. Through emphasis on spelling, students learn relationships between sounds and spellings in words and affixes. Lessons are designed to develop comprehension, hone critical reading skills, build vocabulary, and help students evaluate and apply the ideas they have learned from their reading. Students practice writing as they write a memoir, an editorial, a research paper, a business letter, and more. Students learn about parts of speech, punctuation, and research skills. Students study literature in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and novels. Students also learn to work with technology and multimedia through the short and extended projects they complete. LANGUAGE SKILLS CompositionStudents write and collaborate from planning to proofreading, as they narratively write, informatively and persuasively in various forms and genres. Grammar, Usage, and MechanicsStudents learn about parts of speech, punctuation, and research skills. They continue sentence analysis and diagramming, VocabularyStudents develop and expand vocabulary through online instruction that incorporates context and word relationships. SpellingStudents learn sound-symbol relationships and spelling patterns, identify affixes and learn how they affect the meaning of words, and recognize base words and roots in related words. LITERATURE Students analyze, compare, and creatively respond to a variety of works. The emphasis is on classic works, including tales of Robin Hood and St. George; selections from Don Quixote and Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream; Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; and Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Students read works of nonfiction, as well as novels (selected from a long list of such classics as Pippi Longstocking, Call It Courage, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).
Washakie County School District No. 1 makes every effort to ensure accessibility and usability of course content for all students.
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.