Core Classes

English

English Courses:

English I

Grade: 9th

Description: English I is a Pre-AP course that focuses on close reading, analytical writing and language skills that have immediate relevance for students across courses and that are most essential for their future work in high school, college and careers. Units of study include: telling details; pivotal words and phrases; compelling evidence; and powerful openings. This course will teach students the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative, and literary analysis. Selections from world literature will be used for more thematic studies of American Voices, survival, the literature of civil rights, crossed romances, journeys of transformation and world’s end. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English I LEAP 2025 Test.


English I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: This is a more advanced version of Pre-AP English I. It is a Pre-AP course that focuses on close reading, analytical
writing and language skills that have immediate relevance for students across courses and that are most essential for their future work in high school, college and careers. Units of study include: telling details; pivotal words and phrases; compelling evidence; and powerful openings. This course will teach students the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative, and literary analysis. Selections from world literature will be used for more thematic studies of American Voices, survival, the literature of civil rights, crossed romances, journeys of transformation and world’s end. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English I LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; Teacher Recommendation

English II

Grade: 10th

Description: This course is designed to go beyond the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative,
and literary analysis to guide students to develop more advanced writing. Selections from world literature will be used for thematic studies of outsiders and outcasts, inside the nightmare, extending freedom’s reach, all that glitters, virtue and vengeance, and blindness and sight. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English II LEAP 2025 Test.


English II Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: This is an advanced course designed to go beyond the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis,
narrative, and literary analysis to guide students to develop more advanced writing. Selections from world literature will be used for thematic studies of outsiders and outcasts, inside the nightmare, extending freedom’s reach, all that glitters, virtue and vengeance, and blindness and sight. Outstanding writing skills, an excellent reading repertoire, superior study habits, and exemplary behavior are necessary for success in this course. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English II LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; Teacher Recommendation

English III

Grade: 11th

Description: This course is designed to advance synthesis and research skills to develop more advanced writing and research
papers. Students will further develop skills in grammar and conventions of language found on national standardized assessments. Selections from American literature will be used for thematic studies of writing freedom; the individual and society; power, protest and change; grit and grandeur; facing our fears; ordinary lives, extraordinary tales. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English III End of Course (EOC) Test.


English Language & Composition AP: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing
curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam. Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English III End of Course (EOC) Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; AP Coordinator Approval.


Technical Writing

Description: This course includes the skills in verbal and written communication that students will need to be successful in the
workplace. They will understand, summarize, interpret, and compare information from simple and complex graphics to identify trends and to make informed decisions. They will also demonstrate proficiency in writing and presentation skills by producing different technical writing products, including formal research reports, formal presentations, and workplace writing. (Jump Start substitution for English III)

English IV

Grade: 12th

Description: This course is designed to advance synthesis and research skills to develop more advanced writing and create a
final project on a given topic. Students will further develop skills in grammar and conventions of language found on national standardized assessments. Selections from British literature will be used for thematic studies of forging a hero; reflecting on society; facing the future, confronting the past; seeing things new; discovering the self; and finding a home.


English Literature & Composition AP: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course.
The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; AP Coordinator Approval.


Engl 1001 Composition I & Engl 2000 Composition II – Dual Enrollment: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: ENGL 1001: English Composition I is a General Education course that serves as an introduction to analytical writing
and researched-based inquiry. ENGL 2000: English Composition II is a General Education course that gives students practice in argument writing and research-based inquiry. Note: Students will earn both university and high school credit at the same time for each course.

Prerequisite: University Admissions Standards – Minimum ACT English Score of 18 and minimum ACT English + Composite Score of 38; 2.5 GPA, Writing Sample and Teacher Recommendation required.


Business English

Description: This course provides students with the skills needed to be successful in a business organization. Students will study
common business correspondence, including the correct form and use of business applications, information management, information technology, and telecommunications. Reading and writing of business documents. Students will develop skills in the practical principles of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary needed in business transactions. They will also gain skill in and practice speaking, listening, and communicating nonverbally in a business environment. (Jump Start substitution for English IV)

English Faculty:

Anna Hammons, Department Chair
arozier@ebrschools.org

Lashawn Goins
lgoins@ebrschools.org

Kristin Guidry
kguidry@ebschools.org

Rosemary Ngemi
rngemi@ebrschools.org

Joselynn Roberts
jnelson1@ebschools.org

Laquita Sanchez
lsanchez@ebrschools.org

Core Classes

English

English Courses:

English I

Grade: 9th

Description: English I is a Pre-AP course that focuses on close reading, analytical writing and language skills that have immediate relevance for students across courses and that are most essential for their future work in high school, college and careers. Units of study include: telling details; pivotal words and phrases; compelling evidence; and powerful openings. This course will teach students the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative, and literary analysis. Selections from world literature will be used for more thematic studies of American Voices, survival, the literature of civil rights, crossed romances, journeys of transformation and world’s end. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English I LEAP 2025 Test.


English I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: This is a more advanced version of Pre-AP English I. It is a Pre-AP course that focuses on close reading, analytical
writing and language skills that have immediate relevance for students across courses and that are most essential for their future work in high school, college and careers. Units of study include: telling details; pivotal words and phrases; compelling evidence; and powerful openings. This course will teach students the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative, and literary analysis. Selections from world literature will be used for more thematic studies of American Voices, survival, the literature of civil rights, crossed romances, journeys of transformation and world’s end. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English I LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; Teacher Recommendation

English II

Grade: 10th

Description: This course is designed to go beyond the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis, narrative,
and literary analysis to guide students to develop more advanced writing. Selections from world literature will be used for thematic studies of outsiders and outcasts, inside the nightmare, extending freedom’s reach, all that glitters, virtue and vengeance, and blindness and sight. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English II LEAP 2025 Test.


English II Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: This is an advanced course designed to go beyond the fundamentals of grammar, composition, research, synthesis,
narrative, and literary analysis to guide students to develop more advanced writing. Selections from world literature will be used for thematic studies of outsiders and outcasts, inside the nightmare, extending freedom’s reach, all that glitters, virtue and vengeance, and blindness and sight. Outstanding writing skills, an excellent reading repertoire, superior study habits, and exemplary behavior are necessary for success in this course. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English II LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; Teacher Recommendation

English III

Grade: 11th

Description: This course is designed to advance synthesis and research skills to develop more advanced writing and research
papers. Students will further develop skills in grammar and conventions of language found on national standardized assessments. Selections from American literature will be used for thematic studies of writing freedom; the individual and society; power, protest and change; grit and grandeur; facing our fears; ordinary lives, extraordinary tales. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English III End of Course (EOC) Test.


English Language & Composition AP: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing
curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam. Students enrolled in this course will participate in the English III End of Course (EOC) Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; AP Coordinator Approval.


Technical Writing

Description: This course includes the skills in verbal and written communication that students will need to be successful in the
workplace. They will understand, summarize, interpret, and compare information from simple and complex graphics to identify trends and to make informed decisions. They will also demonstrate proficiency in writing and presentation skills by producing different technical writing products, including formal research reports, formal presentations, and workplace writing. (Jump Start substitution for English III)

English IV

Grade: 12th

Description: This course is designed to advance synthesis and research skills to develop more advanced writing and create a
final project on a given topic. Students will further develop skills in grammar and conventions of language found on national standardized assessments. Selections from British literature will be used for thematic studies of forging a hero; reflecting on society; facing the future, confronting the past; seeing things new; discovering the self; and finding a home.


English Literature & Composition AP: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course.
The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP exam.

Prerequisite: C or above average in English courses; AP Coordinator Approval.


Engl 1001 Composition I & Engl 2000 Composition II – Dual Enrollment: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above.

Description: ENGL 1001: English Composition I is a General Education course that serves as an introduction to analytical writing
and researched-based inquiry. ENGL 2000: English Composition II is a General Education course that gives students practice in argument writing and research-based inquiry. Note: Students will earn both university and high school credit at the same time for each course.

Prerequisite: University Admissions Standards – Minimum ACT English Score of 18 and minimum ACT English + Composite Score of 38; 2.5 GPA, Writing Sample and Teacher Recommendation required.


Business English

Description: This course provides students with the skills needed to be successful in a business organization. Students will study
common business correspondence, including the correct form and use of business applications, information management, information technology, and telecommunications. Reading and writing of business documents. Students will develop skills in the practical principles of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary needed in business transactions. They will also gain skill in and practice speaking, listening, and communicating nonverbally in a business environment. (Jump Start substitution for English IV)

English Faculty:

Anna Hammons, Deptartment Chair
arozier@ebrschools.org
Tonya Collins
tcollins@ebrschools.org
Lashawn Goins
lgoins@ebrschools.org
Kristin Guidry
kguidry@ebschools.org
Evelyn Jarrell
ejarrell@ebrschools.org
Travis Jordan
tjordan2@ebrschools.org
Rosemary Ngemi
rngemi@ebrschools.org
Kelly Nobles
knobles@ebrschools.org
James Roberts
jroberts3@ebrschools.org
Joselynn Roberts
jnelson1@ebrschools.org
Laquita Sanchez
lsanchez@ebrschools.org
Rhonda Ware
rshaver@ebrschools.org
Kate Wilkerson
kwilkerson@ebrschools.org