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1 Registration for English Curriculum Johnston High School English Department Note: Be sure to turn on your sound to hear all the information.

2 Do you want to learn how to register for the new English courses? Here is your registration process: Made Simple

3 We used to do it the old way 10th Grade English (one semester) Speech Reading elective Writing elective Reading Lab Myths and Legends Contemporary Literature American Literature World Literature AP English Applied Communications Creative Writing Experiences in Writing Advanced Composition AP English

4 Then several things started to happen Iowa Core Curriculum Integrated Language Arts Curriculum Review Students speak out Have books or topics kids would relate to and enjoy. Make the English courses more connective to problems that teenagers have today. Iowa Core Curriculum Update book choice s to newer, more excitin g choice s. The courses offered now are very general, which is good for overall education but not necessarily specific interest.

5 We were left with big questions. ?

6 We came up with some bright ideas!

7 Student Choice! More courses! New titles! Integration!

8 How do we help students navigate registering through all of these courses?

9 Here’s where students start 9th Grade English

10 10th Grade Year Used to be... 10th Grade English (one semester) Speech

11 10th Grade Year Now is... 9th grade English Integrated Language Arts (year-long with Speech Integration)

12 11th Grade Year Used to be... Choose one reading (6 choices) Choose one writing (5 choices)

13 11th Grade Year Now is... Choose one Frameworks I (7 choices) Choose one Frameworks II (8 choices)

14 12th Grade Year Used to be... Choose another reading (now 5 choices) Choose another writing (now 4 choices)

15 12th Grade Year Now is... Choose another Frameworks I (now 6 choices) Choose another Frameworks II (now 7 choices) OR Choose one of the new Capstone courses (to be offered in ) 6 choices

16 That’s nearly 20 choices!

17 Let’s review 9th grade English Integrated Language Arts (10th grade year- long) Frameworks I semester long 11th and/or 12th grade Capstone Courses 12th grade semester long offered Frameworks II semester long 11th and/or 12th grade Electives Can be taken at any time

18 How do you know what to choose? All new courses are integrated, which means that all courses will have reading, writing, speaking and viewing. So...

19 Frameworks I On the Road Heroic Men and Women Sport, Competition and Culture Teen in the World Power of Persuasion Journalism Work Dynamics Frameworks II Pushing the Limits Culture Clash Cross Currents Genders’ Game The Creating Mind Reading the Screen Reading Core Advanced Speech Capstone AP Literature and Composition Senior Project Creative Explorations Media Literacy Theatre/Drama Ideas that Changed the World (rotating topics course) Students choose what they are interested in

20 Student Pathways A Frameworks I On the Road Heroic Men and Women Sport, Competition and Culture Teen in the World Power of Persuasion Journalism Work Dynamics Frameworks II Pushing the Limits Culture Clash Cross Currents Genders’ Game The Creating Mind Reading the Screen Reading Core Advanced Speech Capstone AP Literature and Composition Senior Project Creative Explorations Media Literacy Theatre/Drama Ideas that Changed the World (rotating topics course)

21 Student Pathways B Frameworks I On the Road Heroic Men and Women Sport, Competition and Culture Teen in the World Power of Persuasion Journalism Work Dynamics Frameworks II Pushing the Limits Culture Clash Cross Currents Genders’ Game The Creating Mind Reading the Screen Reading Core Advanced Speech Capstone AP Literature and Composition Senior Project Creative Explorations Media Literacy Theatre/Drama Ideas that Changed the World (rotating topics course)

22 Student Pathways C Frameworks I On the Road Heroic Men and Women Sport, Competition and Culture Teen in the World Power of Persuasion Journalism Work Dynamics Frameworks II Pushing the Limits Culture Clash Cross Currents Genders’ Game The Creating Mind Reading the Screen Reading Core Advanced Speech Capstone AP Literature and Composition Senior Project Creative Explorations Media Literacy Theatre/Drama Ideas that Changed the World (rotating topics course)

23 Student Pathways D Frameworks I On the Road Heroic Men and Women Sport, Competition and Culture Teen in the World Power of Persuasion Journalism Work Dynamics Frameworks II Pushing the Limits Culture Clash Cross Currents Genders’ Game The Creating Mind Reading the Screen Reading Core Advanced Speech Capstone AP Literature and Composition Senior Project Creative Explorations Media Literacy Theatre/Drama Ideas that Changed the World (rotating topics course)

24 Registration begins soon! Ask your English teacher if you have questions.


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