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English

  The four-year English program is designed to provide students with reading, writing, and oral skills to encourage responsible social interaction, to enhance the learning process, and to generate enthusiasm for the power of language. All students are required to take four years of English: English 9, English 10, English 11, and one of the required senior offerings. These courses are homogeneously grouped by ability and performance. In addition, students are encouraged to select English electives that will broaden their experience and enrich their knowledge of language and literature. The English curriculum emphasizes skills needed for the CAPT, especially for the Response to Literature, Editing/Revising, and Interdisciplinary sections. In order to prepare students for their role in a diverse society, literature encompasses texts from a multitude of cultures.
 

Elective Course Rubrics
 4th Quarter Assessment

  • Language Studies (½ year)
  • Creative Writing 1 (½ year)
  • Diverse Perspectives in Literature (½ year)
  • English Lab 9 (½ year) (SHS)
  • People in Literature
  • Reading (SHS)
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy (½ year)
  • Speech (½ year)
  • Sports Literature (½ year)
  • Writing Workshop (½ year) (SHS)

English Co-Curricular Course Rubrics

 4th Quarter Assessment

  • AVID
  • SAT Review (SHS)
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Yearbook: Design and Publications (SHS)
  • UConn Prep (SHS)

English Course Rubrics

4th Quarter Assessment

Requirements:

English 9 -

Students will read two texts and one visual source on a particular issue. They will respond to four questions to demonstrate proficiency in reading standards.

Each question is scored on a three-point scale (2= sufficient, 1=limited, 0=insufficient).

Then, the total number of points is translated as follows:

  • 7-8 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 4; 5-6 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 3; 3-4 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 2; 1-2 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 1.

English 10 -

Students will read two texts and one visual source on a particular issue. They will respond to four questions to demonstrate proficiency in reading standards.

Each question is scored on a three-point scale (2= sufficient, 1=limited, 0=insufficient).

Then, the total number of points is translated as follows:

  • 7-8 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 4; 5-6 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 3; 3-4 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 2; 1-2 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 1.
English 11 -

Students will read three texts and one visual source on a particular issue. They will respond to four questions to demonstrate proficiency in reading standards.

Each question is scored on a three-point scale (2= sufficient, 1=limited, 0=insufficient).

Then, the total number of points is translated as follows:

  • 7-8 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 4; 5-6 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 3; 3-4 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 2; 1-2 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 1.
English 12 -

Students will read three texts and one visual source on a particular issue. They will respond to four questions to demonstrate proficiency in reading standards.

Each question is scored on a three-point scale (2= sufficient, 1=limited, 0=insufficient).

Then, the total number of points is translated as follows:

  • 7-8 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 4; 5-6 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 3; 3-4 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 2; 1-2 total points equals Reading Rubric Score 1.

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