English 8H Course Description

  • The Common Core standards define what students should understand and be able to do by the end of each grade. In English there are standards for reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will also be provided with opportunities to think critically, be creative, and utilize technology. My goal is to prepare you for California’s standardized testing, future English classes, college, your career, and life. Oh, and we'll have fun, too!

    In honors, I use the tenets of differentiated curriculum (acceleration, depth and complexity, and novelty) and WICOR strategies (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading) to increase the rigor of my class.

    Big Ideas

    • Use text evidence to support responses
    • Evaluate and cite sources
    • Produce clear and coherent writing

     

Icons of Depth and Complexity