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English
Creative Writing
Course Description

Students will create, in a writing workshop atmosphere, a wide variety of writing pieces: personal narratives, descriptive writing, free verse, short stories, plays, creative nonfiction, and journals. Through these carefully guided writing assignments, students will continue to develop proficiency mechanics, sentence structure, paragraphing, and creative expression.

Creative writing at the Warren County Career Center includes a study of advanced grammar, literature, college-preparatory grade-level composition and research. Speaking, listening, and viewing skills are central to creative writing. Students develop their communication skills further as they experiment with various types of writing. This college prep course is designed to help the student develop his/her writing and grammar skills and a working knowledge of formal literary essays. The writing process--prewrite, write, revise, write, proofread--will be emphasized. Students will be expected to use this process as they write papers in various styles and forms throughout the course. Vocabulary building will be included. This course will teach the college bound student the proper methods of organization, researching, and writing formal research papers and literary essays articles.

During the course, students develop skills in process writing, interpreting and comparing texts, writing for different audiences and purposes, presenting and supporting an argument and synthesizing information from variety of sources. Students engage in a variety of learning tasks such as discussions, role-plays, dramatizations, group work, presentations, independent research and individual writing assignments. Various resources are used throughout the semester, including a literature anthology, novels, short stories, poetry, plays, videos and some nonfiction materials. Students will be expected to do extensive reading, analyzing, and independent researching of literary philosophies, themes, and symbols. Students are exposed to a wide range of literature and are encouraged to achieve a deeper level of understanding and analysis as they explore a broader range of literary elements and devices. Students will be strongly encouraged to think critically and creatively, both in discussion and composition.

English III
Course Description


English at the Warren County Career Center involves two semesters of study. Each semester earns full English credit. English Three is taken in the junior year, English Four in the senior year. Both apply toward graduation. English includes a study of advanced grammar, literature, college-preparatory grade-level composition and research. Speaking, listening, and viewing skills are central to English studies. Students develop their communication skills further as they experiment with various types of writing. This college prep course is designed to help the student develop his/her writing and grammar skills and a working knowledge of formal essay writing.

The writing process--prewrite, write, revise, write, proofread--will be emphasized. Students will be expected to use this process as they write papers in various styles and forms throughout the course. Vocabulary building will be included. This course will teach the college bound student the proper methods of organization, researching, and writing formal research papers.

During the course, students develop skills in process writing, interpreting and comparing texts, writing for different audiences and purposes, presenting and supporting an argument and synthesizing information from variety of sources. Students engage in a variety of learning tasks such as discussions, role-plays, dramatizations, group work, presentations, independent research and individual writing assignments. Various resources are used throughout the semester, including a literature anthology, novels, short stories, poetry, plays, videos and some nonfiction materials. Students will be expected to do extensive reading, analyzing, and independent researching of literary philosophies, themes, and symbols of each historical time period covered. Students are exposed to a wide range of literature and are encouraged to achieve a deeper level of understanding and analysis as they explore a broader range of literary elements and devices. Students will be strongly encouraged to think critically and creatively, both in discussion and composition.

English IV
Course Description


English at the Warren County Career Center involves two semesters of study. Each semester earns full English credit. English Three is taken in the junior year, English Four in the senior year. Both apply toward graduation. English includes a study of advanced grammar, literature, college-preparatory grade-level composition and research. Speaking, listening, and viewing skills are central to English studies. Students develop their communication skills further as they experiment with various types of writing. This college prep course is designed to help the student develop his/her writing and grammar skills and a working knowledge of formal essay writing.

The writing process: pre-write, write, revise, write, proof read will be emphasized. Students will be expected to use this process as they write papers in various styles and forms throughout the course. Vocabulary building will be included. This course will teach the college bound student the proper methods of organization, researching, and writing formal research papers. During the course, students develop skills in process writing, interpreting and comparing texts, writing for different audiences and purposes, presenting and supporting an argument and synthesizing information from a variety of sources. Students engage in a variety of learning tasks such as discussions, role-plays, dramatizations, group work, presentations, independent research and individual writing assignments. Various resources are used throughout the semester, including a literature anthology, novels, short stories, poetry, plays, videos and some nonfiction materials. Students will be expected to do extensive reading, analyzing, and independent researching of literary philosophies, themes, and symbols of each historical time period covered. Students are exposed to a wide range of literature and are encouraged to achieve a deeper level of understanding and analysis as they explore a broader range of literary elements and devices. Students will be strongly encouraged to think critically and creatively, both in discussion and composition.

This course is designed to provide students with a strong background in public speaking. Among other things, this course will provide direct instruction in the areas of stress management, speech organization & writing, and the effective delivery of speeches. Daily activities are intensive at the onset of the class to provide students with confidence and competence in the group and public setting. Students are offered a variety of units with emphasis on informative, persuasive and impromptu speeches.

Performing Arts Communications
Course Description

 
The course also gives a brief introduction to storytelling, debate, parliamentary procedure, and drama and is also designed to introduce students to the many facets within the world of performance. Students will learn acting and voice technique, memorization skills, stage direction, and other directorial concepts. They will also explore the world of mime, storytelling, puppetry, and dance. By the end of the quarter, students will be well experienced in the areas of observation and reflection while also incorporating those experiences into their acting. During the first half of the course, students will participate in daily acting exercises that rely upon teamwork, imagination, and improvisation. In addition, students will also be required to complete one formal performance each week. The second half of the class is designed so that students will incorporate all of the skills they learned into a full-length one-act play that is viewed by an audience.
 
Advanced English III
This course is designed for the college-bound student. American literature is studied during the year with emphasis placed on history and understanding the elements of style such as: theme, symbolism, figure of speech, analogy, etc. Each student will be expected to write several papers which call for analysis and/or critical thinking skills. Research techniques and format is introduced. Also, the career passport and senior project will be initiated in this course.  
 
Advanced English IV 
This course prepares seniors for college by focusing on specific writing techniques, effective word choice, and proper grammar and punctuation. Students read Shakespeare along with other selections from World authors. A major project is researching and writing a term paper. The career passport and senior project will be completed during the year. 
 
Advanced English IV with Miami University dual enrollment, 3 credit hours
English 111 teaches you to think and write critically and stresses the centrality of writing to intellectual life. It presumes that the best way to improve writing is to write frequently. Therefore, writing is a central focus of the course and you will write several times a week, both in and out of class. Since good writing cannot be separated from careful reading, you will also read and analyze a diverse body of texts.
A major goal of the course is to prepare you for the variety of writing required in college and beyond. Thus, the course is designed to provide you with various techniques and approaches that you can apply to your academic and public writing. The course is divided into five sequences that will give you practice in writing for different audiences and purposes, including academic situations, public debate, and personal exploration.
 
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