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Code Title* Course
EES81 English 1
Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL Level 5 or 8th grade English.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to develop students’ basic understanding of literary discussion and analysis, including the skills of citing textual evidence, ascertaining the central theme, determining the meaning of language, and examining author’s style and technique. This course provides students with the opportunity to distinguish and discuss these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to advance the use of these skills in clear and coherent writing with an emphasis on development, organization and style.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES82 English 2
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 1.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to further reinforce and further extend the skills aquired in English 1. In addition, students will be asked to conduct a sort research project gathering information from 1 to 2 soruces.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES83 English 3
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 2.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of literary discussion and analysis, including the skills of citing textual evidence, ascertaining the central theme, determining the meaning of language, and examining author’s style and technique. This course provides students with the opportunity to more deeply distinguish and discuss these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to advance the use of these skills in the development of extended persuasive, informative, or narrative writing pieces that focus on overall essay structure using 1-2 sources independently of the teacher. Writing at this level will demonstrate a basic understanding of style and tone.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES84 English 4
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 3.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to further reinforce and further extend the skills aquired in English 3. This course provides students with the opportunity to more deeply distinguish and discuss these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to refine these skills in the development of extended persuasive, informative, or narrative writing pieces that focus on a well-developed essay structure using 2-3 sources independently of the teacher. Writing at this level will demonstrate a strong understanding of style, tone as well as audience.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES85 English 5
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 4.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of literary discussion and analysis, including the skills of citing and paraphrasing textual evidence as well as detecting ambiguity, ascertaining multiple themes or central ideas within a text, determining both the meaning and impact of language, and critiquing the author’s choices style and technique. This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively categorize and associate these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to cultivate these skills in the development of extensive and sustained persuasive, informative, or narrative writing pieces that focus on a thoroughly developed and complex essay structure using multiple sources. Writing at this level will demonstrate a thorough understanding of style and tone which align with the subject matter as well as audience.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES86 English 6
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 5.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to further reinforce and further extend the skills aquired in English 5. In addition by the end of this course students will read and comprehend literature, including storeis, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complextiy band profiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES87 English 7
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 6.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to progress students’ understanding of literary discussion and analysis, including the skills of citing and paraphrasing textual evidence as well as detecting ambiguity, ascertaining multiple themes or central ideas within a text, determining both the meaning and impact of language, and critiquing the author’s choices style and technique. This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively categorize and associate these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to perfect these skills in the development of comprehensive and sustained persuasive, informative, or narrative writing pieces that focus on a thoroughly developed and complex essay structure using multiple sources which offer strengths and limitations for the various points of view. Writing at this level will demonstrate a thorough understanding of style and tone which align with the subject matter, use an abundance of domain-specific language, as well as address multiple aspects of the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases. Students at this level will analyze one play by Shakespeare.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES88 English 8
Prerequisites: Recommended successful completion of English 7.
Corequisites: None
Number of Semesters: 1 Semester
Description: This course is designed to evolve students’ understanding of literary discussion and analysis, including the skills of citing and paraphrasing textual evidence as well as detecting ambiguity, ascertaining multiple themes or central ideas within a text, determining both the meaning and impact of language, and critiquing the author’s choices style and technique. This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively categorize and associate these elements independently. In addition, it enables students to perfect these skills in the development of comprehensive and sustained persuasive, informative, or narrative writing pieces that focus on a thoroughly developed and complex essay structure using multiple sources which offer strengths and limitations for the various points of view. Students at this level will be required to produce sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) to solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when approprite; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating undrestanding the subject under investigation, using mulptiple print and digital sources. Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
Graduation Requirements Satisfied: Satisfies 1 of 8 core credits in English.
EES21 AP English T1
Prerequisites: A score of 80 or higher on the ELA Regents is highly recommended.
Corequisites: Taken together with AP U.S. Government 1 as a triple-period class.
Number of Semesters: Annualized course given over 2 semesters
Description: This 2-semester course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam. This course is designed to prepare students for college by teaching them reading and writing skills based on college level readings focused around a single topic. The topic of the first semester curriculum is psychology, and features a variety of readings on human motivation and child development. The topic of the second semester is sociology; it examines the way social institutions shape our lives and our interactions with others. The class is designed specifically for students who scored between 65 and 74 on the English Regents ; therefore the course includes preparation for the CUNY Writing and Reading Assessment that students with a Regents score of less than 75 must take. In addition to the academic curriculum, students work with a designated guidance counselor, who provides information sessions on college options and support with CUNY and financial aid applications.
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EES21 AP English T2
Prerequisites: A score of 80 or higher on the ELA Regents is highly recommended.
Corequisites: Taken together with AP U.S. Government 2 as a triple-period class.
Number of Semesters: Annualized course given over 2 semesters
Description: This 2-semester course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam. This course is designed to prepare students for college by teaching them reading and writing skills based on college level readings focused around a single topic. The topic of the first semester curriculum is psychology, and features a variety of readings on human motivation and child development. The topic of the second semester is sociology; it examines the way social institutions shape our lives and our interactions with others. The class is designed specifically for students who scored between 65 and 74 on the English Regents ; therefore the course includes preparation for the CUNY Writing and Reading Assessment that students with a Regents score of less than 75 must take. In addition to the academic curriculum, students work with a designated guidance counselor, who provides information sessions on college options and support with CUNY and financial aid applications.
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