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High School - English

High School /  English

 

Reinforcing the skills learned in the previous course, High School English ensures students are college and career ready. While the materials at this level are intensified, teachers still have the ability to easily modify and scaffold assignments to meet the needs of individual students as well as an entire class.

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Literature Sets

Question sets for some of the most commonly taught literary works.

Poetry-Short Stories - American Authors

 

Poetry-Short Stories - Authors From Around the World

  • The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant

 

Poetry-Short Stories- British Authors

  • My Last Duchess- Robert Browning
  • A Room of One's Own

Selected Works of Langston Hughes

  • A Dream Deferred
  • Dreams
  • I Dream a World
  • I, Too
  • Mother to Son
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • The Weary Blues
  • Thank You Ma'am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Sets
 
Reading passages are provided in a variety of genres and levels. Lexile levels are provided along with rigorous question sets that include several different question types. 

Poetry

  • J- Learning To Swim
  • J- The Angry Man
  • K- Mamie
  • K-First Lesson
  • L- Sonnet 27
  • L- Like a Prism
 

Informational Prose

  • J- Maya Angelou Excerpt
  • J- School Breakfast Programs
  • K- The Negro Leagues of Baseball
  • K- The Yiddish Theater
  • L- Teen Curfews
  • L- Waiting for the Hippos
 

General Prose

  • J- Polar Navigation
  • J-American Halloween
  • K- Gratitude: Where Has it Gone?
  • K- The Necessity of Vacations
  • L-The Spirit of a Place
  • L- Jazz: A Reflection of America

Comparison Passages

  • J- Personal Identity
  • J- Life Changes
  • K- Lessons from Childhood
  • K- Creativity
  • L- Boyhood Friendship
  • L- The Power of Reading

Maps, Charts, & Graphs

  • J- Organic Foods
  • J- Straw Bale Construction
  • K- Adolescent Sleep Patterns
  • K- Physical Fitness
  • L- Wind Power
  • L- Global Warming

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

  • J-Jane Cooper Narrative
  • J- President for a Month
  • K- John Greenleaf Whittier
  • K-Norman Rockwell
  • L-The American
  • L-Walden-Thoreau
DBQ/Source Writing
 
Each set includes 3-5 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an exteneded response (essay) question.
  • School Dress Codes
  • Community Service
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking
  • Federal Theatre Project
  • Protection of Privacy
  • Health Care
  • Extinct Species
  • Paying College Athletes
  • Water Pollution
  • Alternative Energy
  • Food and Design
  • Mandatory Voting
  • Genetically Modified Food
  • Celebrities and Humanitarian Causes
  • Music Production
  • The Economy of Music
  • Music and Society
  • Shut Down Your Screen Week
  • The Health Effects of Sugar
Language/Grammar
 
A robust database that allows students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the high school level as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Parallel Construction

Punctuation

  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes
  • Other Punctuation (colon, semicolon, dashes)
 

Spelling

  • Spelling Words

The Writing Process

  • Composition

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Parallel Construction

Punctuation

  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes
  • Other Punctuation (colon, semicolon, dashes)

Usage

  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Participial Phrases
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Gerund Phrases
  • Infinitive Phrases
  • Appositive Phrases
  • Independent Clauses
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Adverb Clauses
  • Noun Clauses
  • Multi-Topical