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English Language Arts2018-01-10T18:49:58-07:00

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Primavera Language Arts courses nurture an appreciation for literature while developing a proficiency in reading comprehension, writing, grammar usage, spelling and vocabulary.

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In Introductory Rhetoric and Composition students acquire skills for speaking and writing formally, with an emphasis on persuading audiences.

Suggested grade level: 9
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Literature emphasizes reading comprehension strategies, increasing and expanding vocabulary and its comprehension in context, making connections to literature, and analyzing the author’s craft.

Suggested grade level: 9
Prerequisites: None

Intermediate Rhetoric and Composition continues to investigate the writing and discourse processes while supplementing them with the reading strategies necessary to comprehend and compose nonfiction texts. The course also examines persuasive arguments through rhetorical techniques that enable both self-expression and persuasion of others.

Suggested grade level: 10
Prerequisites: Preferably 9th Grade English

World Literature broadens students’ reading experience with exposure to literature from multiple eras and cultures. The course includes diverse reading selections such as epic poetry, folktales, ancient verses, Greek tragedy, short stories and excerpts from novels.

Suggested grade level: 10
Prerequisites: Preferably 9th Grade English

Students examine seminal American documents ranging from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense through Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. Students learn ways to evaluate use of language, determine meanings, make inferences, grasp central ideas, evaluate bias and draw conclusions by examining these works. The course also builds on students’ abilities to speak and write formally, with an emphasis on persuading audiences.

Suggested grade level: 11

Prerequisites: Preferably 9th and 10th grade English

American Literature examines the literary writings, discourse and events that took place from the inception of the United States to the present day. The course emphasizes critical and analytical thinking, reading and writing skills.

Suggested grade level: 11

Perquisites: Preferably 9th and 10th grade English

Advanced Composition and Rhetoric guides students in recognizing the importance of analyzing evidence, recognizing symbolism, examining word choice and identifying figurative language in nonfiction literature. Throughout the course, students focus on logical thinking and the writing process, with an emphasis on persuasive writing.

Suggested grade level: 12

Prerequisites: Preferably 9–11th grade English

British Literature is a survey of British literature from the Middle Ages through the Modern Period, with an emphasis on critical analysis and composition skills. Students explore engaging readings and video presentations of novels, short stories, plays, and poems, ranging from Utopia to dystopia and beyond.

Suggested grade level: 12

Prerequisites: Preferably 9–11th grade English

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