This course emphasizes the study of grammar and composition. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 introduces and explores word origins and various parts of speech to prepare students for critical reading and writing. This course also introduces students to practical applications for writing, such as business letters and memos.
Semester 2 provides an analytical overview of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to help students improve writing skills, including writing efficiently and effectively. This course introduces students to practical applications for writing, such as cover letters and resumes. It guides students through the steps for writing essays, from prewriting to final draft, and discusses various types of essays.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.
English I Semester 1
Word Origins and Commonly Used Foreign Expressions
Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Interjections, Exclamations, and Imperatives
Subjects, Verbs, and Agreement
Predicate and Subject Complements
Direct and Indirect Objects
Verb Tenses, Forms, and Moods
Types of Sentences and Sentence Problems
Business Letters and Memos
English I Semester 2
Punctuation, Part 1
Punctuation, Part 2
Capitalization and Numbers
Words and the Dictionary
Making Connections: Transition and Flow
Establishing a Topic, Gathering Information, and Outlining
Organizing and Writing a First Draft
Choosing the Right Words: Reviewing and Revising
Types of Essays
Exploring Cause and Effect Essays
Writing Compare and Contrast Essays
Persuasive and Narrative Essays