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English and Language Arts Courses

English and Language Arts Courses

Graduation Requirement is 4.0 E credits

English Courses Flow Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH 9 3100 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 9
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 3

This yearlong course is required for all 9th graders. This course will emphasize the skills necessary for writing narrative, explanatory, and argumentative texts. Reading instruction focuses on citing and explaining textual evidence–determining a main idea, determining the meaning of words, analyzing text structure and point of view – as it relates to author’s purpose. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanative and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

 

COLLEGE & CAREER LITERACY 3175

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grade: 9-10
  • Graduation: Elective
  • Homework: 3
  • Prerequisite: Test score & teacher recommendation(Repeatable course)

The purpose of College and Career Literacy is to prepare students for the demands of academic reading both in high school and beyond. Students will learn and practice strategies that have been successfully used by college students to get the most out of their textbooks. Strategies are divided into 3 categories: what good readers do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER reading. College and Career literacy will benefit all students who want to learn how to be better textbook readers. Students may be placed in the class based on their reading scores and teacher recommendation.

ENGLISH 9 HONORS 3150 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 9
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 3
  • Prerequisite: Summer work is required.

This yearlong course is designed for students who are seeking a more challenging experience and have a strong academic work ethic. English 9 Honors is the first in a series of classes that will prepare students to earn college credit before they graduate from high school. This course covers all the Utah Common Core standards of English 9 Language but at an advanced pace.

 

ENGLISH 10 3200 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 10
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 3

This course is required for all 10th graders. Within the context of world literature, English 10 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards:

  1. Reading literature
  2. Reading non-fiction
  3. Writing
  4. Speaking and listening.

Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanative and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

 

ENGLISH 10 HONORS 3250 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 10
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 4
  • Prerequisite: Summer work is required

This course is an accelerated English class designed for highly motivated, college-bound students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP English track. Students will move rapidly through the 10th grade curriculum (see above) and prepare for advanced placement classes. Studies will emphasize classic literature and effective literary analysis.

 

ENGLISH 11 3300 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 11
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 3

This course is required for all 11th graders. Within the context of American Literature, English 11 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards:

  1. Reading literature
  2. Reading non-fiction
  3. Writing
  4. Speaking and listening.

Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanative and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

 

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION 3451 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 11
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 5
  • Prerequisite: Summer work is required

This rigorous course is for students interested in college- level curriculum and parallels English Composition courses taught at many universities. Students will engage in intensive reading of prose (primarily American) in order to enhance their own writing skills and to examine how writers use language to effectively persuade, educate, and even entertain. This course includes extensive writing in multiple genres with particular emphasis on expository, analytical, and argumentative writing. Successful completion enables students to take the AP English Language Exam for possible college credit.

 

ENGLISH 12 3400 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 12
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 5

This course is required for all 12th graders. Within the context of British Literature, English 12 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards:

  1. Reading literature
  2. Reading non-fiction
  3. Writing
  4. Speaking and listening

Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanative and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

 

AP ENGLISH LITERATURE 3450 NCAA/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 12
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 7
  • Prerequisite: Summer work is required

This rigorous course is for students interested in college- level curriculum and parallels English Literature courses taught at many colleges. Students will engage in the critical reading and writing of and about masterpieces of English and world literature. Successful completion enables students to take the AP English Literature Exam for possible college credit.

 

COLLEGE PREP ENGLISH: COLLEGE WRITING 3440 NCAA/CE/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 12
  • Graduation: Required (E)
  • Homework: 5
  • Prerequisite: Eligibility Requirements and Admittance to UVU

This is a concurrent enrollment course through UVU’s English department that will provide senior English credit at Timpview. The class focuses on developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills useful for other college courses. Texts for analysis will include literature and media. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 3 transferable college credits. The following eligibility requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the course: ACT English and Reading scores of 19+, or UVU qualifying exams (see Lisa Pulver for details); must be a senior; B average in completed English courses; registration to UVU. Register for English 12 until prerequisites are met.  If taken for the Regent’s Scholarship, this course must be taken for College Credit.

SPEECH & DEBATE 3435

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Graduation: Elective
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Application and teacher approval

Improve your college application and resume. Learn critical thinking skills. Make friends. How? Join the National Forensic League. Learn the art of argument and public speaking through participation in the award winning Timpview High School Debate Team. Gain expertise in a debate event (Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum or Student Congress) and multiple Individual Events (Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Spontaneous Argument, and Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation). Participation at monthly debate tournaments required. Class fee includes transportation, registration fees, judging fees, and supplies. Team sweater is extra. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the Utah High School Activities Association to participate (2.0 GPA and no more than 1 failing grade per term). Once you try it, you’ll be hooked. We want you on OUR team!

 

JOURNALISM 3510

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Elective
  • Homework: 3
  • Prerequisite: Computer literacy and teacher signature

Students will learn or refine the skills of journalistic writing and/or layout in the production of the school newspaper. The class requires ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Students must be available to work after school and weekends.

 

YEARBOOK 1460

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Elective (EL)
  • Homework: 3
  • Prerequisite: Application, letter of recommendation, and teacher approval

Want to be part of the team that records the memories of your high school’s year? The yearbook staff is responsible for the design, publication, photography, and sales of the yearbook under the direction of an advisor and editors. Computer desktop layout and design using Adobe InDesign is an integral part of this course instruction and use. The advisor selects students on the basis of experience, dedication, dependability, work ethic, GPA, and interest. Special training sessions will be held. Students must be able to work independently on assignments and meet publisher deadlines. Being on the yearbook staff is a privilege given to those who are responsible and ready to work. This is a real work experience, which can be used as part of a resume if completed successfully.