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LANGUAGE ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leaders:
Ashley Keilbarth
Michael Sanchez


Staff:

Kevin Balder

Martha Bedeaux

Maria Elena Casanova
Jerome Evans

Rosemary Hood
Doug Mattson

Trey Saxon

Susan Schripsema
Tanya Shaw
Casey Soto
Aimee Wray
Jim Zalewski

Twelfth Grade Program

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.    *NCAA approved course.

 

The English program of La Cueva High School focuses on promoting excellence in all forms of communication, levels of critical thinking, and love of literature to the end that the students will be informed, involved, rational, compassionate, contributing citizens in their immediate, as well as the global society.

Students who take a Language Arts class for English credit (rather than elective credit) are expected to meet or exceed the New Mexico Language Arts Standards and Benchmarks. Students in all Language Arts classes apply and develop critical thinking skills through the six APS Language Arts Strands: Reading Process, Reading Analysis, Writing, Speaking, Listening/Viewing, and Research.

*ENGLISH 12

25061      1 Yr.      12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11 (or substitute).
Special Requirements: None.
Description: In English 12, the student surveys selections of the literary history of the world/Great Britain using a particular approach designed by the teacher and supported with appropriate instructional materials. With a chronological approach, the student surveys selected samples from B.C.-A.D. 428 to the present including political and social history and literary movements within each period, (e.g. Celtic and Roman, The Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Age of Reason, Romantics, Victorians, Modern, etc.). With a thematic approach, the student surveys selections of world/British literature across time grouped by themes (Storytelling, Expanding Horizons, Conflict and Turning Points, etc.). With a genre approach, the student surveys various time periods and themes in world literature through selected genres across time periods (e.g. mythology, legends, epics, journals, poetry, verse, plays, novels, short stories, etc.). Regardless of the approach(es) used, the student applies critical thinking skills through reading, speaking, viewing and listening strands of language arts, through writing and research (50% of the course) and through the use of technology as a learning tool. One half of the course work is devoted to composition.

*AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION 12

25064      1 Yr.     12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 11 (or substitute).
Special Requirements: In keeping with the policy of the College Board, AP classes are open enrollment classes. The Round House by Louise Erdrich is the (strongly) suggested summer reading.
Description: AP English Literature & Composition is for students who demonstrate the highest level of ability and interest in language arts. Students read works of world literature recommended by the College Board Advanced Placement program and prepare for the Advanced Placement exam(s). Literary analysis is the major focus of this class. In AP English Literature & Composition, the student surveys selections of the literary history of the world/Great Britain using a particular approach designed by the teacher and supported with appropriate instructional materials. With a chronological approach, the student surveys selected samples from B.C.-A.D. 428 to the present including political and social history and literary movements within each period, (e.g. Celtic and Roman, The Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Age of Reason, Romantics, Victorians, Modern, etc.). With a thematic approach, the student surveys selections of world/British literature across time grouped by themes (Storytelling, Expanding Horizons, Conflict and Turning Points, etc.). With a genre approach, the student surveys various time periods and themes in world literature through selected genres across time periods (e.g. mythology, legends, epics, journals, poetry, verse, plays, novels, short stories, etc.). Regardless of the approach(es) used, the student applies critical thinking skills through reading, speaking, viewing and listening strands of language arts, through writing and research (50% of the course), and through the use of technology as a learning tool. This course earns a weighted grade.