• English Course Information

    English 1P (English 9)
    Description: All Freshmen English classes are college prepretory and fulfill A-G requirements.  This course centers on 6-8 major works of literature, grouped with shorter selections. A diversity of genres, eras, and authors are included. Courses include at least 12 major, full-process writing assignments, including a research report, and all writing types in Grammar and Composition Level 3. Oral activities are emphasized and students are required to practice more complex study skills.
     
     
    English 2P (English 10)
    Description: All Sophomore English courses are college prep and fulfill A-G requirements.  This course centers on 6-8 major works of world literature.  Courses include compositions at least weekly including a minimum of 12 major, full process, writing assignments in a variety of writing forms and covering all CAP writing types. Oral activities are emphasized.
     
     
    English 3P (English 11)
    Description: All Junior English courses are college prep and fulfill A-G requirements. This course centers on  6-8 major works of American literature as well 6-12 major, full-process writing assignments in a variety of writing forms such as advanced academic typewritten research papers, resumes and autobiographies, book reviews, poetry, and journals. The full range of CAP types will be included in instruction. Oral activities are emphasized.
     
     
    Honors English 3P
    Prerequisites: A  "C" or better in English 9 and a "B" or better in English 10. Student may be self-referred, teacher or counselor recommended or placed at parent request.
     
     
    English 4P (English 12)
    Description: All Senior English courses are college prep and and fulfill A-G requirements. This course centers on   6- 12 major works of British and world literature. Each includes at least 12 full-process, writing assignments in a wide variety of forms including college essays, research papers, and the full range of CAP writing types. Oral  activities are emphasized.
     
     
    AP English Language and Composition
    Description: Can be taken in 11th or 12th grade. All Junior and Senior English courses are college prep and fulfill A-G requirements. 

    The AP English Language and Composition course is designed to help students become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes.

    As well as engaging in varied writing tasks, students become acquainted with a wide variety of prose styles from many disciplines and historical periods, and gain understanding of the connections between writing and interpretive skill in reading. Concurrently, to reflect the increasing importance of graphics and visual images in texts published in print and electronic media, students are asked to analyze how such images both relate to written texts and serve as alternative forms of texts themselves.

    In addition, the informed use of research materials and the ability to synthesize varied sources (to evaluate, use, and cite sources) are integral parts of this course. Students move past assignments that allow for the uncritical citation of sources and, instead, take up projects that call on them to evaluate the legitimacy and purpose of sources used.

     
    Journalism (elective)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, successful completion of prior English courses.
    Description: This elective course includes all phases of journalistic writing and of newspaper production. This class produces Oakland High's student newspaper, The Aegis, and students are expected to display a serious commitment to this responsibility.
     
     
    Yearbook (elective)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, successful completion of prior English courses.
    Description:  In this elective course, students will receive instruction in page design, graphic arts, desktop publishing, basic photography skills, and group organization. As this is the class that produces The Oaken Bucket yearbook students are required to display a serious commitment to this responsibility.
Last Modified on September 17, 2015