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English Foundations II, Part 2 (ENG011B)

English Foundations II, Part 2 (ENG011B)

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Quick Overview

Students build and reinforce foundational reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed for success in high school. Struggling readers develop mastery in reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills, and media literacy. Students build confidence in writing fundamentals by focusing on composition in a variety of formats, grammar, style, and media literacy. This is the second semester of ENG011.

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Course Overview

Students build and reinforce foundational reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed for success in high school. Struggling readers develop mastery in reading comprehension, vocabulary building, study skills, and media literacy. Students build confidence in writing fundamentals by focusing on composition in a variety of formats, grammar, style, and media literacy. Formative assessments identify areas of weakness, lessons are prescribed to improve performance, and summative assessments track progress and skill development.


Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: More Basic Concepts

Students review and practice:

  • Main Ideas
  • Verb Tense
  • Noun Usage
  • Root Words
  • Sequencing and Classifying
  • Capitalization
  • Parallelism
  • Pronunciation and Syllables
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Contractions
  • Common and Proper Nouns

Unit 2: Gathering and Organizing Information

Students review and practice:

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Sentence Flaws
  • Prefixes
  • Ideas and Opinions
  • Asking Important Questions
  • Simple and Compound Sentences
  • Sentence Types
  • Suffixes
  • Cause and Effect
  • End Marks in Punctuation
  • Determining Sentence Type
  • Writing Good Paragraphs

Unit 3: Summarizing

Students review and practice:

  • Summarizing
  • Punctuation Usage
  • Verbs and Contractions
  • Developing Paragraphs
  • Generalizations
  • Plurals
  • Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Writing Purposes
  • Compound Words
  • The Process of Writing
  • Characterization

Unit 4: Summarizing in Different Subjects

Students review and practice:

  • Helping Verbs
  • Action and Linking Verbs
  • Core Subject Words
  • Prewriting
  • Reading Strategies in Science
  • Possessive Nouns
  • Information
  • Adverb Usage
  • Reading Strategies in Social Studies
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Writing Strategies
  • Revising Writing

Unit 5: Inferences

Students review and practice:

  • Prior Knowledge
  • Easily Confused Words
  • Homographs and Homophones
  • Proofreading
  • Adjectives
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Pronouns and Antecedents
  • Writing for the Reader
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Pronoun Case
  • Connotation and Denotation
  • Substituting Pronouns
  • Context Clues
  • Unfamiliar Words

Unit 6: Purpose in Writing

Students review and practice:

  • Point of View
  • Predictions and Conclusions
  • Adjective Intensifiers
  • Punctuation Uses
  • Figurative Language
  • Analogies
  • Bibliographies and References
  • Purpose in Writing
  • Figurative Language in Literature
  • Greek and Latin Words
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Punctuating Dates and More
  • Letters

Unit 7: Genre in Literature

Students review and practice:

  • Setting
  • Parts of the Essay
  • Story Elements
  • Nonfiction
  • Book Reports
  • Narratives
  • Narrative Essays
  • Narrative and Expository Writing
  • Folktales and Fables
  • Expository Essays
  • Descriptive Essays
  • Persuasive Essays

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Main Ideas

Students review and practice:

  • Main Ideas
  • Verb Classifications
  • Verb Phrases
  • Root Words
  • Inferences and Outcomes
  • Noun Classifications
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  • Sequencing
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Capitalizing Names
  • Capitalizing Titles
  • Pronunciation
  • Word Similarities
  • Writing Letters

Unit 2: Improving Writing Skills

Students review and practice:

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Sentence Flaws
  • Writing Formats
  • Prefixes
  • Ideas and Opinions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Sentence Types
  • Abbreviations
  • Suffixes
  • Writing Good Sentences
  • Asking Questions to Learn
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Writing Good Paragraphs

Unit 3: Summarizing

Students review and practice:

  • Predicting and Summarizing
  • Finding the Subject
  • Subject and Predicate Complements
  • Compound Words
  • Developing Paragraphs
  • Paraphrasing
  • Comma Placement
  • Special Comma Usage
  • Contractions
  • The Writing Process
  • Purpose In Writing
  • More Comma Usage
  • Plurals and Possessives
  • Misused Words
  • Characterization

Unit 4: Summarizing in Different Subjects

Students review and practice:

  • Reading Strategies in Math
  • Participles
  • Verb Tenses
  • Core Subject Words
  • Prewriting
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Writing Strategies
  • Interjections
  • Adverbs
  • Abbreviations
  • Revising

Unit 5: Inferences

Students review and practice:

  • Propaganda and Bias
  • Easily Misused Words
  • Special Verb Usage
  • Context Clues
  • Proofreading
  • Nonfiction
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • Homographs and Homophones
  • Publishing
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Subject and Object Nouns and Pronouns
  • Antecedents

Unit 6: Making Writing Your Own

Students review and practice:

  • Point of View
  • Proper Adjectives
  • Adjective Comparisons
  • Analogies
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Punctuating Dialogue
  • Greek and Latin Words
  • Formal and Informal Language
  • Colons and Apostrophes
  • Letters

Unit 7: Genre in Literature

Students review and practice:

  • Novels and Short Stories
  • Prepositions
  • Connotation and Denotation
  • Writing Essays
  • Mysteries
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Reality and Fantasy
  • Interjections
  • Writing Narrative Essays
  • Types of Fiction
  • Writing Expository Essays
  • Writing Descriptive Essays
  • Writing Persuasive Essays

Additional Information

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

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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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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.