The purpose of this course is to enable students, using texts of high complexity, to develop knowledge of modern literature through integrated educational experiences of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Emphasis will be on representative modern literature, with its varied cultural influences, highlighting the major genres, themes, issues, and influences associated with the literary period.
English Language Arts is not a discrete set of skills, but a rich discipline with meaningful, significant content, the knowledge of which helps all students actively and fully participate in our society. Standards should not stand alone as a separate focus for instruction, but should be combined purposefully.
The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
- active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn.
- analysis of literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine:
- text craft and structure
- elements of literature
- arguments, themes, and claims supported by textual evidence
- power and impact of language
- influence of history, culture, and setting on language
- personal critical and aesthetic response
- writing for varied purposes
- crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts
- responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes
- effective collaboration strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions.
- collaboration amongst peers
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL's need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf.
Course Number: 1005312
Abbreviated Title: MODERN LITERATURE
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Draft - Course Pending Approval
Graduation Requirement: English