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English Foundations I, Part 1 (ENG001A)

English Foundations I, Part 1 (ENG001A)

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Quick Overview

This remedial English course helps to bring students up to grade level, guiding them through the reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed for success in high school. It supports literacy development at the critical stage between decoding and making meaning from text. Through intensive reading and writing skills instruction, deep practice sets, consistent formative feedback, graduated reading levels, and helpful strategy tips, the course leads students to improved comprehension and text handling. Semester 1 provides instruction in basic reading skills and vocabulary building. Semester 2 provides instruction in basic writing skills, introduces academic tools, and demonstrates effective study skills.
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Course Overview

This remedial English course helps to bring students up to grade level, guiding them through the reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed for success in high school. It supports literacy development at the critical stage between decoding and making meaning from text. Through intensive reading and writing skills instruction, deep practice sets, consistent formative feedback, graduated reading levels, and helpful strategy tips, the course leads students to improved comprehension and text handling. Semester 1 provides instruction in basic reading skills and vocabulary building. Semester 2 provides instruction in basic writing skills, introduces academic tools, and demonstrates effective study skills.


Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Introduction to the Course

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know, and then are given an introduction to the course.

  • Course Overview
  • Overview of Course Structure

Unit 2: Identifying the Main Idea

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review how to identify the main idea and learn about homonyms.

  • Main Idea/Introduction
  • Learn the Skills: Main Idea
  • Learn the Skills: Homonyms

Unit 3: Making Inferences, Part I

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice inferences and context clues.

  • Introduction to Inferences
  • Learn the Skills: Inferences, Part I
  • Learn the Skills: Context Clues, Part I

Unit 4: Making Inferences, Part II

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they continue to review inferences and context clues.

  • Learn the Skills: Inferences, Part II
  • Learn the Skills: Context Clues, Part II

Unit 5: Recognizing Author's Purpose

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice author's purpose and how to use roots and affixes.

  • Learn the Skills: Author's Purpose
  • Learn the Skills: Using Roots and Affixes, Part I

Unit 6: Mastering Fact and Opinion

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice fact and opinion and continue their review of roots and affixes.

  • Learn the Skills: Fact and Opinion
  • Learn the Skills: Using Roots and Affixes, Part II

Unit 7: Understanding Summarizing

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice summarizing and continue their review of roots and affixes.

  • Learn the Skills: Summarizing
  • Learn the Skills: Roots and Affixes, Part III

Unit 8: Understanding Summarizing in Different Subjects

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice summarizing and connotation.

  • Learn the Skills: Summarizing in Different Subjects
  • Learn the Skills: Connotation

Unit 9: Making Connections Across Texts, Part I

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice making connections across texts, idioms, and other figurative language.

  • Learn the Skills: Connections Across Texts, Part I
  • Learn the Skills: Idioms and Other Figurative Language

Unit 10: Making Connections Across Texts, Part II

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they continue to review making connections across texts, and learn how to map words.

  • Learn the Skills: Connections Across Texts, Part II
  • Learn the Skills: Mapping Words

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Introduction to the Course

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know, and then are given an introduction to the second semester of the course.

  • Course Overview
  • Overview of Course Structure

Unit 2: Identifying Purpose and Audience

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice purpose, audience, and using reference materials.

  • Learn the Skills: Purpose and Audience
  • Learn the Skills: Using Reference Materials, Part I

Unit 3: Breaking Down a Paragraph

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they learn about paragraphs, and continue to review reference materials.

  • Learn the Skills: The Paragraph
  • Learn the Skills: Using Reference Materials, Part II

Unit 4: Adding Details

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice details and synonyms.

  • Learn the Skills: Details
  • Learn the Skills: Finding Synonyms

Unit 5: Supporting Claims

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice claims and support, and categorizing.

  • Learn the Skills: Claims and Support
  • Learn the Skills: Categorizing

Unit 6: Understanding Sentence Structure

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice sentence structure and how to read visual media.

  • Learn the Skills: Sentence Structure
  • Learn the Skills: Reading Visual Media

Unit 7: Organizing Across Paragraphs

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice paragraph orientation and how to interpret maps and timelines.

  • Learn the Skills: Paragraph Organization
  • Learn the Skills: Interpreting Maps and Timelines

Unit 8: Using Transitions

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice transitions and how to interpret graphs and charts.

  • Learn the Skills: Transitions
  • Learn the Skills: Interpreting Graphs and Charts
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Combined Circuits
  • Laboratory: Circuits 1
  • Laboratory: Circuits 2

Unit 9: Understanding Word Choice

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice word choice and outlines.

  • Learn the Skills: Word Choice
  • Learn the Skills: Outlines, Part I

Unit 10: Controlling Mechanics

Students begin with a diagnostic to find out what they know. Then they review and practice mechanics and continue to review outlines.

  • Learn the Skills: Mechanics
  • Learn the Skills: Outlines, Part II

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.