This course fulfills any high school English requirement, with a focus on close reading and writing with clarity and purpose. Students learn to read closely for understanding and analysis through poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and novels selected by the teacher and through a choice novel that aligns with the students’ face-to-face schools. Reading serves as the foundation for writing and discussion, and assignments are designed to encourage critical thinking and connection. Writing is taught as a process (planning, drafting, and revising) and students practice this process through a variety of types of writing, including analytical, persuasive, creative, and personal essays. Students refine their diction and syntax with particular attention to grammar as a tool for precision, style, and meaning. Through close study of paragraph and essay structures, students learn how to articulate and prove a claim with careful unpacking of a text. This course empowers students to become confident readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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