English I

Course Number: 100/101

Open To:
Grade 9

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: English “B” Requirement.
Satisfies one year of the English graduation requirement.

Course Description:
English I is a year-long, college preparatory course centered on the inquiry-based processes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The units integrate nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, and short stories with overall learning objectives rooted in the Common Core standards for the state of California. This course promotes sophistication and analytical interpretation in the study of literature and in the development of writing skills in this subject. English I also reviews and enhances the development of study skills, higher-order thinking, research techniques, critical thinking, and vocabulary.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. ISBN: 9780679734772
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. ISBN: 9781107615403
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. ISBN: 9780140177398

Note: Summer Reading Texts published in Spring

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Placement Exam