This unit partially covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Literature [RL]: Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity 11.4.10.10

Time: ~3 weeks

This course is open to guest access with the Language Arts enrollment key.

Tags: Novel, Plot, Characterization, Literary Criticism

This block partially covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Literature [RL]: Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity 11.4.10.10

Time: ~3 weeks

Tags: Poetry, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Spoken Word

This Advanced Composition course is meant to prompt consideration and discussion about the history of communication and where things are going. How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? What role does Education play in all of this? It also has some writing lessons wink Keep in mind that this course is considered advanced and will require that answers are thorough and supported sufficiently.

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This Advanced Composition course is meant to prompt consideration and discussion about the history of communication and where things are going. How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? What role does Education play in all of this? It also has some writing lessons wink Keep in mind that this course is considered advanced and will require that answers are thorough and supported sufficiently.

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This semester course is meant to connect the earliest forms of human writing to the kinds of stories we tell and where we might be heading.

Students will work on reading early human literature; exposure to Greek Mythology and British Romanticism. They will also work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication.

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This course is based on Frank Herbert's novel Dune, the best-selling Science Fiction novel of all time. In addition to reading and analyzing the book, students will consider how the themes and metaphors presented are reflected in modern society and their own lives. The novel is considered to be at a 9th grade reading level though may be somewhat advanced for younger readers. (The novel take approximately 15-20 hours to read depending on your reading habits and speed. The audio version which can be checked out from a county library is about 21 hours.)

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This unit partially covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Literature [RL]: Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity 11.4.10.10

Time: ~3 weeks

This course is open to guest access with the Language Arts enrollment key.

Tags: Comics, Hero

Integrated English Language Arts is a comprehensive reading intervention  and standards-based program designed to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. The instructional design of the program is based on the use of multiple reading modalities to enhance student learning. Elements of phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are incorporated in various degrees. Topics and readings are aligned to the general education curriculum and standards are addressed at grade level through supplemental materials.   For further information on the Read 180 component of this course, visit http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/read180/overview/ .

This Advanced Composition course is meant to prompt consideration and discussion about the history of communication and where things are going. How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? What role does Education play in all of this? It also has some writing lessons wink Keep in mind that this course is considered advanced and will require that answers are thorough and supported sufficiently.

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This unit covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Reading Literature [RL]: Craft & Structure 11.4.4.4; 11.4.5.5; 11.4.6.6

Time: ~3 weeks

This course is open to guest access with the English/Language Arts enrollment key.

This course reviews the concepts of Aging and Equality through the use of satire and dystopian societies.

Tags: Satire, Vonnegut, Fitzgerald, equality, misfits

This unit partially covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Literature [RL]: Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity 11.4.10.10

Time: ~3 weeks

This course is open to guest access with the Language Arts enrollment key.

Tags: Comics, Hero

This English Composition course is meant to prompt consideration and discussion about the history of communication and where things are going. How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? What role does Education play in all of this? It also has some writing lessons wink

Credit: 1 Semester

This English Composition course is meant to prompt consideration and discussion about the history of communication and where things are going. How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? What role does Education play in all of this? It also has some writing lessons wink

Credit: 1 Semester

This unit partially covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Writing [W]: Range of Writing 11.7.10.10

Time: ~3 weeks

This course is open to guest access with the Language Arts enrollment key.

Tags: Mood, Setting, Letter Writing, Observation

Unit designed to improve student writing skills.

All things Greek Mythology

This unit will introduce and reinforce grammar concepts. This course is open to guest access with the Language Arts enrollment key.

This unit will introduce and reinforce grammar concepts.

This two month course will focus on the importance of powerful persuasive language.  We will focus on famous orators, important literary opinion pieces and finally, try and master our own rehtoric.

This unit covers the MN Academic Standards in English/Language Arts for Reading Literature [RL] and Reading Informational Texts [RI].

Time: ~6 weeks

Professional development, implementation support, and resources for District 287 READ 180 and System 44 staff

This is a literature unit to go along with the novel "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner.

This is a high school Language Arts course which focuses on writing a creative personal essay based on the "This I Believe" radio series.

Students will be led through a variety of interactive activities that guide them to an understanding of what a personal essay is, as well as support them through the process of writing their own essays.

Students will use a variety of technologies in this class and will work supported by an instructor through both online and face-to-face feedback.

This course explores the fundamental elements of video journalism, including script writing, filming, editing, and executing successful media communication. Participants in the course will work cooperatively to produce a weekly North Education Center announcement video to be broadcast throughout the building.  Participants will have the opportunity throughout the semester to experience each role of the before-mentioned elements of video journalism.

This lesson is meant to show how curriculum might be designed for a Standards Based Unit model.

This unit will introduce and reinforce grammar concepts.

How will we interact with the world around us which is changing faster than many people can keep up? This course will use a mixture of old stories (Norse Myth and Othello) as well as the most recent events of the day to determine a balance between technology and humanity.

Students will work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication using the the most current technologies available. Students will work both individually and in groups for class assignments.

Course Syllabus

This semester course is meant to connect the earliest forms of human writing to the kinds of stories we tell and where we might be heading.

Students will work on reading early human literature; exposure to Greek Mythology and British Romanticism. They will also work on the processes of preparing, evaluating, and delivering multiple forms of written communication.

Course Syllabus