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English Language Arts

English Language Arts and Reading

Advanced Composition for the Digital Age


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Grade Level: 9 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 9/13


Description:  This course is an advanced composition course using current technologies and topics that will require a great deal of reflection and necessitate that the student support conclusions with facts and reason. 

Advanced Composition for the Digital Age by Jon Fila is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://moodleshare.org.

From Short Stories to Kill a Mockingbird


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Grade Level: 9 REMC Reviewed: Yes

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 8/11


Description: This hybrid course is intended for ninth grade English students. The first 8 weeks cover basic reading and writing components; including plot structure, literary terms, reading strategies, and the writing process. All assignments are centered around three short stories: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, and "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant. The culminating project requires students to write an essay examing the literary merits of one of the required readings. Relevant grammar and vocabulary terms are also covered. The second 8 weeks focuses on "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. The themes of the novel are discussed and explored. Relevant grammar and vocabulary terms are also covered.

Short Stories to Kill a Mockingbird by Adam Authier, Gaylord Community Schools is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Gender Inequality


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Grade Level: 9 REMC Reviewed: Yes

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 7/12


Description:  This lesson, completed in conjunction with the core Language Arts course, focuses on fundamental, cross-curricular writing and English grammar and usage. Students will work through all steps of the writing process to create effective paragraphs and essays—skills that will apply in all disciplines throughout high school and beyond. Wikis and group work will allow students to share ideas and connect with other students, and interactive instruction and review will clarify grammar and usage rules to help our students avoid embarrassing mistakes that beset the English written word.

Gender Inequality by Sean Soules and Wyandotte Public Schools is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Psychology in Cinema


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Grade Level: 9 REMC Reviewed: No

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LMS: Moodle 2.5 Date Placed: 12:14


Description: In this course we study three films: Spider, A Beautiful Mind, and Fight Club. The main focus of the course will be the ways in which psychosis is represented in the films in terms of macro, plot, narrative structure and micro etc. We consider the wider cultural meaning and implication of films dealing with psychology. Ages 16+

Psychology in Cinema by Chris Cooch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.