HMA:Academics:English

English

ENGLISH I
English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 9

The course is designed to build on a review of English grammar, placing emphasis on sentence structure, vocabulary building and correct spelling and punctuation. It presents opportunities to develop techniques in paragraph writing and oral reporting. An introduction to choice selections from world literature is enriched via a varied reading program.

ENGLISH II
English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 10 
 
Students develop skills in grammar and usage through composition. Reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary are stressed. Literature including essays, biographies, magazine, and news stories are covered; outside reading is required.

ENGLISH III
 English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 11
 

The course stresses the mastery of grammar and usage through composition, much of it based on the literature. American literature is the focus and includes material from an anthology in addition to required outside reading.

 

ENGLISH III - Advanced Placement (AP)
English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 11 

 
The course combines studies in rhetoric and essay writing.  Students will learn how the details of a text are shaped by an author's audience and purpose.  Students will learn the logical, emotional, and ethical strategies that comprise a text's shape.  In taking this course, students will become better readers and thinkers, better communicators who support their own views, and better at considering the perspectives of others.  This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition exam at the end of the school year.  Students can earn college credit for passing this test at a certain score acceptable by the specific college/university.

ENGLISH IV
English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 12 
 
The course stresses development of communication skills through reading and discussing and writing of selected literary works. It includes textbook theory, a general review of grammar, a survey of English literature from England, the study of vocabulary, and required outside reading. Term paper production will be expected from each student.

 

ENGLISHIV - Honors
English (R)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grade 12 

The course stresses development of communication skills through reading and discussing and writing of selected literary works. It includes textbook theory, a general review of grammar, a survey of English literature from England, the study of vocabulary, and required outside reading. Term paper production will be expected from each student. The honors class covers two additional texts and does more writing based on the readings.

JOURNALISM
Computer Technology/English (E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 10- 12
5 semester periods: Desktop Publishing
5 semester periods: English Elective

PREREQUISITE: C in English I (1st Semester) 

The emphasis of this course is placed on the basics of news management, public relations, ethical practices, and objectivity in being a critical observer of human events. It includes skill development in computer desktop publishing, layout, and design. This course is a combined academic and lab-oriented course. The Teacher Advisor selects the Ka Elele Editor.
 

YEARBOOK PUBLICATION
Computer Technology|Business Education (E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 10-12

 

PREREQUISITE: Keyboarding and Computer Literacy; or by teacher approval, space permitting.

 

This is a course open to students (recommended by the editor with final selection and approval by the advisor) who show an interest in working on the yearbook and learning the basics of publishing and writing. Lecture, videos, computer programs and class work will teach the student how to produce quarterly material for the yearbook (KA LAMAKU). Adobe Pagemaker or InDesign are the computer applications that will be used within this course. Although the yearbook is completed by the end of 3rd quarter, all students will be enrolled throughout the second semester and work on desktop publishing applications with the goal of developing a portfolio of projects and completing the requirements to earn 10 units of credit. The Teacher Advisor selects the KA LAMAKU Editor.