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AP Literature Summer Assignments

Please scroll down & access Mrs. Batchelor's Teacher Page to find summer assignment.

English/Language Arts

Honors English Summer Assignment

Honors English Summer Assignment

English Faculty

Batchelor, Mrs. (714) 990-7850 ex.2216 Teacher: AP English Literature, Film Studies, English Department Chair
Clements, Ms. (714) 990-7850 ex.2227 Teacher: Lit/Comp 1, Lit/Comp 3
Dietz, Ms. (714) 990-7850 ex.2244 Teacher - Link Crew, Skills for Success, Lit Comp 1
Koers, Mr. (714) 990-7850 ex.2201 Teacher: Honors and CP Lit/Comp 1, Journalism: Newspaper
Luce, Ms. (714) 990-7850 ex.2207 Teacher: AP English Language, Journalism: Yearbook
Maeda, Mr. (714) 990-7850 ex.2144 Teacher: ERWC Lit/Comp 4, Honors Lit/Comp 1
Mattern, Mr. (714) 990-7850 ex.2212 Teacher: Honors Lit/Comp 2, Skills for Success, Boys' Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach
Ofcacek, Mrs. (714) 990-7850 ex.2217 Teacher: Lit/Comp 1, Drama 1-3, Play Production
Quiming, Mr. (714) 990-7850 ex.2206 Teacher: Honors Lit/Comp 2, ERWC Lit/Comp 4
Schaadt, Mr. (714) 990-7850 ex.2143 Teacher: Lit/Comp 2, Lit/Comp 4
Teal, Mrs. (714) 990-7850 ex.2214 Teacher: Lit/Comp 2, AP Language
Wertz, Mrs. (714) 990-7850 ex.2220 Teacher: Lit/Comp 2 & 3
White, Mrs. (714) 990-7850 ex.2120 Teacher: AP Japanese 4, Japanese1-3, ESL 1-3, Read 180

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

 


COURSE

DESCRIPTION AND

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION

NOTE:  Recommended preparation is based primarily upon the grades earned from previous courses and based secondarily upon earning proficient or advanced CST and BOHS Benchmark test scores.  During the annual course selection period, first semester grades of current courses should be used.  Likewise, CST and AP testing results for the current grade level are not available; nevertheless, the second semester grades and standardized testing results are valuable sources of data which can reaffirm whether or not a course selection is justified.

FULFILLMENTS

AP English Language & Composition

Course #3029

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  11th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This rigorous, college-level course is an intensive study of literature (novel, short story, poetry, and drama) and focuses on developing writing and discussion skills.  All students enrolled in the class are expected to take the corresponding AP exam in May.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Lit/Comp 2 = A or Lit/Comp 2 (H) = A or B; 9th Grade ELA and 10th Grade ELA CST;

Lit/Comp 2 Benchmark Tests

Communications Career Pathway

Distinguished Scholar Course

Graduation Requirement:  11th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b) Honors Level

Weighted on a 5.0 GPA Scale

AP English Literature & Composition

Course #3035

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This rigorous, college-level course is an intensive study of literature (novel, short story, poetry, and drama) and focuses on developing writing and discussion skills.  All students enrolled in the class are expected to take the corresponding AP exam in May.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Lit/Comp 3 = A or AP Lang/Comp = A or B; 10th Grade ELA and 11th Grade ELA CST;

AP Lang/Comp Exam passing score; Lit/Comp 3 Benchmark Tests

Communications Career Pathway

Distinguished Scholar Course

Graduation Requirement:  12th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b) Honors Level

Weighted on a 5.0 GPA Scale

Beginning Journalism

Course #3610

Credits:  5.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Semester

DESCRIPTION:  This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of journalism, including organizational structure, news values, questioning, style considerations, fairness, libel, page design, interviewing, ad design and sales. 

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  None

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (g)

Beginning Speech & Debate

Course #3640

Credits:  5.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Semester

DESCRIPTION:  This course teaches the basics of research, planning, production, and delivery of effective speech and debate.  Emphasis is placed on teamwork, accepting and delivering constructive criticism, maximizing individual talents and gaining general confidence and skill as a speaker.  Students are expected to participate in a weekend Speech & Debate competition. 

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  None

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  No

ESL 1

Course #7401

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Instruction in the ESL Program is designed to meet the needs of students who are limited English-speaking.  English language learners develop essential English speaking and social skills at different rates; therefore, student achievement is monitored through three program levels.  Development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are taught as a part of second language acquisition.  Lessons focus around communicative proficiency and cultural understanding.  Students’ primary language is respected as they progress toward the goal of being reclassified and mainstreamed into other English classes.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Student placement is determined using the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).

Graduation Requirement:  9th – 12th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  No

Repeatable for 9th – 12th Grade English Credit

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  No

ESL 2

Course #7403

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

Graduation Requirement:  9th – 12th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  No

Repeatable for 9th – 12th Grade English Credit

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  No

ESL 3

Course #7405

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

Graduation Requirement:  9th – 12th Grade English

Repeatable for 9th – 12th Grade English Credit

NCAA Approved:  No

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  only one year of ESL 3 counts for the (b) requirement

Film Studies

Course #3635

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  10th – 12th 

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This course presents an introductory overview of modern film by exploring the following movie genres:  Western, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Film Noir, Drama, Comedy, and the Musical.  Students examine the distinctive art of storytelling using a variety of critical techniques including: reading the textbook, works of literature, screenplays, books on cinema, and newspapers; writing both formal and informal papers; and by creating a final project.   Students analyze how images are constructed, create meanings, affect the viewer, and are intricately embedded in cultural and ideological frameworks.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  None

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (g)

Honors

Literature/Composition 1

Course #3005

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based on the 9th grade California ELA Content & Skill Standards, this course offers students a more in-depth approach to literature and writing.  Students read a variety of literary genres with a focus on the foundations and philosophies of Western Literature. Students are introduced to different writing types with an emphasis on analysis and interpretation.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Language Arts (H) = A or B or Language Arts = A; 7th Grade ELA and 8th Grade ELA CST

Communications Career Pathway

Distinguished Scholar Course

Graduation Requirement:  9th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)

Honors

Literature/Composition 2

Course #3015

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  10th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based on the 10th grade California ELA Content & Skill Standards, this course is reading and writing intensive at an accelerated pace.  The literature strand includes reading that complements the 10th grade social science courses in world history, allowing students to approach the various works from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, social and philosophical.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Lit/Comp 1 = A or Lit/Comp 1 (H) = A or B; 8th Grade ELA and 9th Grade ELA CST;

Lit/Comp 1 Benchmark Tests

Communications Career Pathway

Distinguished Scholar Course

Graduation Requirement:  10th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)

Journalism:  Newspaper

Course #3621

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This course is a production level class responsible for the development of the school newspaper, The Wildcat.  Students are expected to take part in all facets of production including writing, editing, page design, layout, ad sales, and distribution.  Students are evaluated individually and collectively on the quality and quantity of their work after each issue of the paper.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Application and/or Instructor Approval

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

Repeatable for Elective Credit

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (g)

Journalism:  Yearbook

Course #3631

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This course is a production level class responsible for planning and producing the school yearbook, The Gusher.  Students with skills in writing, photography, art, journalism, and business skills are sought. 

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Application and/or Instructor Approval

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

Repeatable for Elective Credit

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  No.

Literature/Composition 1

Course #3001

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based on the 9th grade California ELA Content & Skill Standards, this course stresses the fundamentals of good writing and introduces students to the interpretations and analysis of literature.  In addition to studying different types of writing, the students read plays, short stories, poetry, and novels.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  None

Graduation Requirement:  9th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)


Literature/Composition 2

Course #3011

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  10th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based on the 10th grade California ELA Content & Skill Standards, this course continues the development of reading and writing skills established in 9th grade.  The literature strand includes reading that complements the 10th grade social science courses in world history, allowing students to approach the various works from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, social and philosophical.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Literature/Composition 1

Graduation Requirement:  10th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)

Literature/Composition 3

Course #3021

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  11th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based on the 11th grade California ELA Content & Skill Standards, students continues to strengthen the writing skills developed in the first two years of high school. The emphasis will be on more sophisticated reading, research, and writing skills taking students beyond literal comprehension to interpretive and critical analysis of form and purpose, techniques, and literary devices. The literature strand includes reading that complements the 11th grade social science courses in United States history, allowing students to approach the various works from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, social and philosophical.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Literature/Composition 2

Graduation Requirement:  11th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)

Literature/Composition 4 ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course)

Course #3040 or

#3040X (online hybrid)

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  Based upon the CSU ERWC curriculum and the 12th Grade California ELA Content and Skill Standards, this course develops a process for helping students read, comprehend, and respond to nonfiction texts.  By the end of the course, students should be able to read an appropriate text on their own without elaborate preparation and write coherently about it. Students will read contemporary essays, newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, reports, memos, voting materials and assorted public documents, and other non-fiction texts.  Students who earned "Conditionally College Ready" status on the 11th grade CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) test during STAR testing, can avoid taking an ELA placement test and/or remediation course through successful completion of this course with a C or better grade.

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Literature/Composition 3

Graduation Requirement:  11th Grade English

NCAA Approved:  Yes

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (b)

Proficiency Language Arts

Course #3607

Credits:  5.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Summer School

DESCRIPTION:  This remediation course is specifically designed as an intervention to help students successfully pass the ELA portion of the California High School Exit Exam.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  Students who have taken but have not passed the ELA portion of the CAHSEE and/or have scored Below Basic or Far Below Basic on ELA CST

Graded  Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC)

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  No

Speech & Debate

Course #3631

Credits:  10.0

Grade Level:  9th – 12th

Term:  Year

DESCRIPTION:  This course is a production level class responsible for preparing students for Speech & Debate competitions.  Students are expected to actively participate in all program competitions, activities, and events.

 

RECOMMENDED PREPARATION:  None

Communications Career Pathway

Graduation Requirement:  Elective

NCAA Approved:  No

Repeatable for Elective Credit

UC/CSU a-g Requirement:  (g)