Course Details

Subject:
English

Instructor:
Katie Rice

Recommended Grade Level:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Course Credits:
1 Credit

Prerequisites:
None

Offered Online:
Summer

Delivery:
Online


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English 9, Semester 1

What does it take to be a survivor?

Survival has been the topic of many stories throughout the history of literature.  Whether it be the valiant hero surviving the evil foe, the accident victim surviving a plane crash, the cancer patient beating the odds, or the homeless child overcoming adversity, tales of survival can uplift the spirit and inspire readers.  For students, survival is a big part of their lives.  They may not be fighting for their lives, but many students feel like they have to fight to survive a test, a class, a social situation, or a home situation. This course has been designed to show students that while surviving physically in the wilderness is a fantastic feat, surviving life emotionally and mentally in everyday life is equally as impressive.  Students should be able to see by the end of the course that surviving mentally, physically, and emotionally is essential to a thriving life in any place and at any time.*

While learning these life lessons, students will study language, literature, and composition with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements.  Students will write a variety of paragraphs, short compositions, essays, and journals. Students will be given assignments to improve vocabulary and mechanics of writing. Students will use a variety of technology to create documents, presentations, and visual aids.

Students who take English 9 through Global Campus will address the following question throughout their coursework: What does it take to be a survivor? English 9 through Global Campus is available to students who have not successfully completed English 9, Semester I.  For Center Grove High School students, this course is used for credit recovery purposes only. Students outside of the district may be eligible to take English 9 for initial credit.

*Stinson, Jessica. “Extraordinary Endurance: Survival in Literature.” Web. 3 Dec. 2013. 

Diploma
Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Requirements

Students must have access to a reliable computer with consistent internet access, a preferred word processing software/app (Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Pages on the iPad, or Open Office if you prefer a free, PC-based alternative), video/voice recording capabilities, and a tool that will allow you to annotate PDFs.

Final Exam
There is no on-site final exam required for this course. In lieu of an on-site final exam, students will demonstrate mastery of skills through a summative writing project.


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