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Language Arts Department

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ENGLISH

The courses in this department meet the English requirement for graduation, as well as the University of California and California State University entrance requirements.

English I LA108 Grade 9 Year
SDAIE English I LA108S Grade 9 Year
This course emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development and preparation for standardized testing.

Honors English I LA108H Grade 9 Year

Prerequisite: GPA and CST score of proficient or above in Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This is an intensified course that emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development and preparation for standardized testing.

English I (EDGE) LA108E Grade 9 Year

This course is a two hour block alternative core course for English 9, designed for students who are far below basic in ELA and have a history of failure in mainstream English.

English II LA119 Grade 10 Year
SDAIE English II LA119S Grade 10 Year
This course emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres from World Literature and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development and preparation for standardized testing.

Honors English II LA119H Grade 10 Year

Prerequisite: GPA and CST score of proficient or above in Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This is an intensified course emphasizing advanced skill in writing, reading comprehension and vocabulary study through the in-depth study of a variety of literary genre Study /test skills will be reinforced. Emphasis is on World Literature.

English II (EDGE) LA119E Grade 10 Year

This course is a two hour block alternative core course for English 9, designed for students who are far below basic in ELA and have a history of failure in mainstream English.

English III LA121 Grade 11 Year
SDAIE English III LA121S Grade 11 Year
This course emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres from American Literature and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development and preparation for standardized testing.

AP English LA121H Grade 11 Year
Language and Composition
Prerequisite: GPA and CST score of proficient or above in Language Arts. Grade of “B” or better in English II and passing score in CAHSEE Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This is an intensified course that emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres from American Literature and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development, preparation for the Advanced Placement Test

Azusa High School 2010-2011 Registration Handbook

in English, Language and Composition, and other standardized tests. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP English exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

English IV LA124 Grade 12 Year
SDAIE English IV LA124S Grade 12 Year
This course emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres from British Literature and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development and preparation for standardized testing.

AP English LA107H Grade 12 Year
Literature and Composition
Prerequisite: GPA and CST score of proficient or above in Language Arts. Grade of “B” or better in English III and passing score in CAHSEE Language Arts. All students are required to fill out an application along with the teacher recommendation before consideration.
This is an intensified course that emphasizes selections from a variety of literary genres from British Literature and is designed to improve critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking, research, study skills, vocabulary development, preparation for the Advanced Placement Test in English, Literature and Composition, and other standardized tests. Students who take this course are strongly advised to take the College Board AP English exam at an approximate cost of $86.00. For students eligible for fee waiver the cost of the test is $5.00.

CAHSEE Language Arts ND909 Grades 11-12 Semester

All students in California must pass the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a high school diploma. This course is designed to assist students who have not passed the CAHSEE Language Arts test. The course emphasizes test taking skills and concentrates on solving problems similar to those on the California High School Exit Exam. A student may earn elective credit for up to two semesters if the student is in two semesters.

ELD

ELD I LA127

Grades 9-12 Year

Intended for students who are at the beginning level of English Language Development. The class will emphasize listening skills and vocabulary development.

ELD II LA130 Grades 9-12 Year

Intended for students who are at the Early Intermediate Level or Intermediate Level of ELD. The class will emphasize speaking skill and vocabulary development. This course may be repeated for credit.

ELD III LA133 Grades 9-12 Year

Intended for students who are at the Intermediate or Early Advanced Level of ELD. Students must have completed most/all transition criteria. The class will emphasize reading and vocabulary development. This course may be repeated for credit. 

Language Arts Staff

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Jennifer Gutierrez

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Vicky Davis, Department Chair

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Diana Benavides

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Lanae Harper

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Margarita Mallen

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Jessica Carrillo

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Rachel Kohn

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Ray Roth

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Amy Gross

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Whytnie Grennan

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Michelle Rodriguez

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