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English Language Arts

Calero High School's English Language Arts department offers the following four college preparation courses:

ERWC (year) Level: 12. The Expository Reading and Writing Course is a standards-based college preparatory course. This rhetoric-

based course emphasizes the in-depth study of expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. This course satisfies 1 year ofthe East Side Union High School District's English requirement. This course satisfies the UC and CSU "b" requirement.

ENGLISH 3 (year) Level: 11, 12. English 3 is a standard-based college preparatory course open to 11th and 12th grade students who

have demonstrated mastery of English 2 curriculum standards. Students read and critically analyze major works that trace the significant social, cultural, and philosophical trends that influenced American literature. This course satisfies 1 year of the East Side Union High School District's English requirement. This course satisfies the UC and CSU "b" requirement.

ENGLISH 2 (year) Level: 10, 11, 12. English 2 is a standards-based college preparatory course. Students read and analyze works of literature representative of writing from around the world, exploring a broad range of literary elements to enhance understanding. Students also develop skills in reading and analyzing informational texts. This course satisfies 1 year of the East Side Union High School District's English requirement. This course satisfies the UC and CSU "b" requirement.

STUDIES IN MEDIA  (Elective):

Studies in Media is a course that focuses on developing and strengthening students’ understanding of the practices and purposes of American Journalism. Students will learn about the history, roles, rights, and responsibilities of the modern journalist and will apply this understanding in a variety of journalistic endeavors. An emphasis on critical thinking, research, ethics, communication, and the structure and craft of different styles of journalistic writing will be paramount. Students will read and write on a daily basis, and through a variety of mediums. They will integrate theoretical studies with modern and practical applications throughout the course. They will develop their own questions and conduct extensive research across a range of academic disciplines to answer them. They will strive for accuracy, objectivity, and truth in all that they do. They will work to contribute to their community, and they will regularly reflect on the value of that impact. They will use technology and digital media to enhance and extend their understanding and creations, and to listen to and reach a broader population. They will work alone and in groups, and will foster independence, agency, communication, and collaborative skills throughout the course.