This course provides students a balanced program of reading, writing,
oral communication, literature, and language study. All of the high
school content standards and benchmarks for Language Arts are addressed
in this course. Reading, writing, speaking , and listening are experienced
as interactive and interrelated processes. Students learn to achieve
desired effects and purposes. They learn to make conscious choices
about options within these processes in their efforts to clarify
and shape their thinking, communicate with others, and to evaluate
the effectiveness of their choices.
The study of literature includes a wide variety of works that
contribute to an understanding of our common culture and the culture
of others, and that reflect the universal themes uniting all cultures.
Selections include traditional contemporary, canonical and non-canonical
texts. The student of language involves both the description of
language and its role in communication and the construction of meaning.
Students explore and experience both the unity and diversity of
language - how language differs, yet enables people to share personal
and common belief.
Access to a computer with internet access with a minimum of 1 hour
a day, 5 days a week.
A word processing program such as Microsoft Office.
You will be expected to acquire books for your quarterly book
reports. You may either purchase them at a book store of borrow
them from the library. If you intend to do the latter, be sure you
have a Hawaii State Library Card.