English Language Arts

Eatonville High School Scope and Sequence, provides an overall learning map for teachers. Based on Common Core standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, the scope and sequence guides teachers on which standards to emphasize and suggests effective units of study. Your child's classroom teacher can provide more information on these grade-level learning goals.

12th Grade

Twelfth grade students select and combine skills to read fluently with meaning and purpose. They apply comprehension and vocabulary strategies to a wider variety of literary genres and informational text. Students demonstrate comprehension by participating in discussions, writing responses, and using evidence from text to support their thinking. They read for pleasure and choose books based on personal preference, topic, or author.

11th Grade

Eleventh Grade focuses on American Fiction and nonfiction, using literary and other texts to present the iconic idea of the American Dream. Students research historical and contemporary texts as they articulate the origins and impact of the ideals and realities of the American Dream on life today and on personal thinking. Students are expected to articulate personal convictions and propose solutions to social issues. Writing in a variety of modes - personal essays, opinions and editorials, credos, reflective self-evaluation, speeches, satire, dramatic scripts, surveys, literary analyses, and research projects - students expand their skills in communicating well through written language.

10th Grade

Students read and analyze works of world literature, with emphasis on analysis of how choices in stylistic elements and rhetorical appeals shape tone in writing persuasive and argumentative texts, both print and nonprint. Students gain experience deconstructing writing prompts and practicing the skills of writing a synthesis essay that incorporates perspectives from multiple sources, an important AP skill. Students develop their independent learning skills as they respond to opportunities for self-evaluation.

9th Grade

Building on their knowledge of literary elements in traditional literary genres, students study the relationship between narrative voice and style, while also analyzing literary and stylistic elements in film and literature. Persuasive writing skills are enhanced through practice using rhetorical appeals in writing. Performance and oral interpretation of literature build students' speaking and listening skills. Research continues to play an important role as students evaluate social, cultural, and historical influences on texts. Students also continue to evaluate their use of strategies.