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English II – Semester – 2

 
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English II – Semester – 2

Recommended Grade Level: 10

The Grade 10 Writing course ensures that students have the necessary skills to identify audiences, create compelling written and oral documents based on audience and purpose of writing. The course

covers knowledge of spelling, grammar and usage rules. Students learn strategies for writing; skills for using both active and passive voice, and established writing conventions.

The course provides strategies for students to understand their own, and others’, strengths and

weaknesses when it comes to communicating. Students develop skills and strategies to improve communication.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • be able to use appropriate voice based on their audience
  • be able to select language based on audience and purpose of writing
  • be able to select sentences based on audience and purpose of writing
  • understand that accurate spelling is important for effective writing
  • understand capitalization rules
  • understand punctuation rules
  • understand the importance of grammar and usage rules
  • understand how to complete sentences, avoiding dangling modifiers and sentence fragments
  • understand the conventions behind paragraphs
  • be able to use citations correctly
  • be able to write using established conventions
  • be able to analyze and evaluate their own writing
  • be able to adjust their writing goals
  • understand their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to communicating
  • be able to evaluate others’ strengths and weaknesses
  • be able to develop skills and strategies for improving communication

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites:

Syllabus:

Section 1:

  • Using Appropriate Voice Based on Audience
  • Selecting Language Based on Audience and Purpose of Writing
  • Selecting Sentences Based on Audience & Purpose of Writing
  • Editing for Convention

Section 2:

  • Accurate Spelling Important for Effective Writing
  • Understanding Capitalization Rules
  • Understanding Punctuation Rules

Section 3:

  • Understanding Usage Rules
  • Complete Your Sentences!
  • Understanding the Conventions behind Paragraphs

Section 4:

  • Using Citations Correctly
  • Writing Using Established Conventions
  • Analyzing & Evaluating Your Own Writing
  • Adjusting Your Writing Goals

Section 5:

  • Your Strengths and Weaknesses When it Comes to Communicating
  • Evaluating Others’ Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Developing Skills and Strategies for Improving Communication

Section 6:

  • Writing – Tools and Applications

 

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