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, listening, and language, 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.
In this course, students will engage with a variety of texts (fiction & non-fiction) including: short stories, essays, poems, novels, and plays that will require students to reflect on their previous learning and experiences while looking forward to their next steps away from high school and into adulthood. They will write explanatory, narrative, and argumentative essays including a personal statement and a research essay. Additionally, students will participate in a variety of speaking and listening activities culminating in their Senior presentations. Finally, students will continue to build their vocabulary and review English language conventions/grammar with an emphasis towards using these skills to present a professional image to their audience.
In this course, students will work chronologically through the rich canon of American Literature. Students will start with indigenous myths before moving onto our nation’s first settlers, the Revolutionary War, Romanticism, and The Great Gatsby. As students develop through each unit, they will work on identifying themes and values that are important to our American identity and discuss how they are still shown today.
In this course, students will engage with a variety of texts (fiction & non-fiction) including: short stories, essays, poems, novels, and plays. The texts selected will represent authors from a wide array of cultural backgrounds. Additionally, students will continue to strengthen their writing skills, focusing on narrative, explanatory, and argumentative forms of writing. Learning targets throughout the year are aligned with state standards that will be assessed both during the school year and culminating in the state assessment (SBA) in May.
This course explores the idea of what it means to come of age, and compare various peoples’ experiences on the journeys to adulthood. Through diverse literature and writing practice, students become more aware of themselves, their peers, and our society. The purpose of this course is to build a strong foundation in the study of language arts that will enable students to find success in upper-level english courses throughout high school and at the university level.