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LA081 English 9
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Special Education
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This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This course focuses on assisting students in developing basic reading and writing skills. It is also meant to assist students in developing basic language art skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking).

Outcomes:

  • To be able to use specific text examples, with citations, to support a given argument or opinion statement.
  • To be able to read and analyze both fiction and nonfiction material.
  • To produce paragraphs that include a topic, conclusion, and three supporting detail sentences.
  • To develop and utilize new vocabulary as a means to improve overall communication.

If you take this course, you must also take LA081-S2 – English 9 S2

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Special Education
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This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This course focuses on assisting students in their continued development of basic reading and writing skills. Students in this course will analyze sources and validity, short stories, poems, and novels. Students will learn to create essays using templates and sentence starters.

Outcomes:

  • To cite text evidence from fiction and nonfiction reading in order to make inferences.
  • To demonstrate the understanding of the differences between fact and opinion in writing.
  • To summarize materials in own words.
  • To produce a five paragraph essay, using sentence starters and organizers, containing a topic and conclusion paragraph as well as three supporting paragraphs.
  • To continue to develop and utilize new vocabulary as a means of improving overall communication.

If you take this course, you must also take LA083-S2 – English 10 S2

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Special Education
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This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This course focuses on assisting students in expanding the development of their reading and writing skills. Students will develop an understanding of the literary process focusing on analysis and critical thinking. The course will also focus on assisting students with more independent essay planning and editing skills.

Outcomes:

  • Cite evidence to support analysis of a text, including inferences that can be drawn from the text.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of character development and viewpoint.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the writing structure an author uses in both fiction and nonfiction readings.
  • Produce five paragraph essays using sentence starters, containing a topic paragraph, conclusion paragraph, and three supporting paragraphs.
  • Self-edit written work for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors.
  • To continue to develop and utilize new vocabulary as a means of improving overall communication.

LA083-S1 – English 10 S1 AND LA083-S2 – English 10 S2

If you take this course, you must also take LA085-S2 – English 11 S2

12
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Special Education
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This course focuses on assisting students to continue to expand the development of their reading and writing skills. Students on this course have the opportunity to read fiction and nonfiction selections while continuing to use the tools necessary to analyze and evaluate various literary genres.

Outcomes:

  • Cite evidence to support analysis of a text, including inferences that can be drawn from the text
  • To evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different formats to address a question or solve a problem
  • To individually read and comprehend literary nonfiction written at the student’s Lexile level
  • Draw evidence from literary of informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
  • Write arguments to support claims using text dependent evidence
  • Produce five paragraph essays containing a topic paragraph, conclusion paragraph, and three supporting paragraphs
  • Self-edit written work for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization errors
  • To continue to develop and utilize new vocabulary as a means of improving overall communication

 

LA085-S1 – English 11 S1 AND LA085-S2 – English 11 S2

If you take this course, you must also take LA087-S2 – English 12 S1

9, 10, 11, 12
Special Education
0.5

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2 An overview of the math that is needed to be a successful consumer in the real world, including balancing a bank statement, using credit wisely, problem-solving strategies, and creating and using a budget. Typically for students with significant learning disabilities in math or students with cognitive disabilities who are able to show basic understanding of math concepts like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

If you take this course, you must also take MA003-S2 – Consumer Math S2

9, 10, 11, 12
Special Education
0.5

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. First semester will focus on the development of basic math skills needed to be successful in future math courses. Second semester focuses on algebra readiness skills that will assist students in the move to Algebra class for the next school year

If you take this course, you must also take MA043-S2 – Math Skills Development S2