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Advanced English I: Advanced English I exposes students to a variety of genres that are entered upon transcendent themes, including the following: Literary Elements and a Writer's Message; Heroism in Western Culture; Moral Dilemma; Youth on the Threshold; Culture and Conflict; and Introduction to Argument. Students will develop the following skills: analysis and synthesis of literary and informational texts; writing convention and strategies; and speaking and listening techniques and expectations. The main difference between Advanced English 1 and English 1 is the pace and the number of additional supplemental texts taught. Advanced English 2: In Advanced English 2 emphasis is on writing, speaking, and reading of both core works of literature and informational texts. Students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, world literature. The main difference between Advanced English 2 and English 2 is the pace and the number of additional supplemental texts taught. 
 
Advanced Placement Language and Composition: "The AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purpose," (Advanced Placement Program Course Description: The College Board). Uponpassing the exam, a student may earn up to a year of college credit. 
 
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition: An Advanced Placement English course in Literature and Composition should engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. The course should include intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit." (Advanced Placement Program Course Description: The College Board) Advanced Placement is a program of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students. It is challenging and stimulating, and, compared to other high school courses, it often takes more time, requires more work, gives greater opportunity for individual progress and accomplishment, and goes into greater depth. Upon passing the exam, a student may earn a year of college credit. 
 
CSU 12th Century Expository Reading and Writing: This course helps prepare students for the reading and writing demands of their first year in college as a part of the California State University's Early Assessment Program. The main focus of the course is expository reading and writing and only two full texts of literature are used. The assignments meet the standards of the English Placement Test for the CSU system; meet the expectations of college and university faculty; meet the California English-Language Arts Content Standards; and also develop literacy skills critical to lifelong participation in the worlds of work and the community. Each assignment is a sequence of integrated reading and writing. Students learn to make predictions about texts, analyze both the content and the rhetorical structures, and use material properly from the texts they read in supporting their own written arguments. 
 
English I: English I exposes students to a variety of genres that are entered upon transcendent themes, including the following: Literary Elements and a Writer's Message; Heroism in Western Culture; Moral Dilemma; Youth on the Threshold; Culture and Conflict; and Introduction to Argument. Students will develop the following skills: analysis and synthesis of literary and informational texts; writing convention and strategies; and speaking and listening techniques and expectations. 
 
English 2: In English 2 emphasis is on writing, speaking, and reading of both core works of literature and informational texts. Students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, world literature. 
 
English 3: English 3 will focus on exposing students to the literature and texts of the United States of America, from origination to the present. This course will expand the role that literature, writing, and information literacy plays in a student's participation in and interaction with the world around him/her. The curriculum will act as a platform to explore how the world around us shapes our lives as well as how literature has impacted history and vice versa. The reading selections and activities are intended to deepen students' interactions with the text and the issues embedded within the text so as to create critical thinkers and problem solvers who are able to contribute in a productive and positive way to their communities. 
 
English 4: Contemporary Literature: This course will focus on exposing students to literature from the 21st century. The reading selections will allow students to focus on how we understand ourselves through understanding others. The material will also act as a platform to confront how the world around us shapes our lives. Reading selections and activities are intended to deepen students' interactions with the text and the issues embedded within so as to create critical thinkers who are able to contribute in a productive and positive way to their communities. This course meets all of the CCSS in language arts. 
 
English 4: Science Fiction: This is a survey course in the literary genre of science fiction. This course will define, analyze, and interpret the genre of Science Fiction. The course covers contemporary science fiction writers such as Orson Scott Card to classic works of science fiction from authors like Heinlein, Herbert, and Asimov. A great deal of reading and writing will be demanded in this course. For a reading list of the titles taught, contact your site's course instructor. This class will meet the 4th year English requirement for a-g. 
 
English Language Development 1: This course is designed for English Language Learners who are acquiring English as a second language. Instruction in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary development, and writing are included in the program at levels that are appropriate to the English fluency of the student as determined by the student's performance levels on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The ELD course assists students in developing the English skills that they must acquire to become proficient in the structured English immersion mainstream courses required for graduation. This course may be used as one of the 4 years of required English. II may also be used for elective credit. 
 
English Language Development 2: ELD 2 curriculum develops students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as specified within the California ELA Standards. This course is for students scoring in the Early Intermediate and Intermediate ranges on the CE LDT exam. 
 
English Language Development 3: ELD 3 curriculum develops students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as specified within the California ELA Standards. This course is for students scoring in the Early Advanced and Advanced ranges on the CELDT exam. 
 

K. Bowyer

Kristen Bowyer

Courses Taught: English 2, English Language Development 1/2/3
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Mark Coovelis

Courses Taught: Advanced Placement Language and Composition
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H. Corkery

Hugh Corkery

Courses Taught: Advanced English 2, English 1
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Mary Di Stefano Weis

Courses Taught: Advanced English 2, English 2
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J. Duran

Jeanne Duran

Courses Taught: English 1, English 4: Science Fiction
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S. Everett

Suzanne Everett

Courses Taught: English 3
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Lauren Handler

Courses Taught: English 1, English 3
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D. Ivelich

Denise Ivelich

Courses Taught: Advanced English 2, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
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D. Lealos

Dann Lealos

Courses Taught:  English 1, English 2
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Chris Mirell

Courses Taught: English 4: Science Fiction
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Brooke Rhyan

Courses Taught: CSU 12th Century Expository Reading and Writing, English 3
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K. Rolls

Kate Rolls

Courses Taught: English 1
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Rose Santa Iglesia

Courses Taught: Advanced English 1
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D. Sayles

Danielle Sayles

Courses Taught: CSU 12th Century Expository Reading and Writing, English 4: Contemporary Literature
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J. Slinger

Jennifer Slinger

Courses Taught: English 1
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