English 10 B (2nd Semester)

Course Description:

This course is designed to help students gain the skills they will need to be successful in future English classes and at the college level. The curriculum includes major emphasis on persuasion and rhetoric, Shakespeare, MLA research writing, character analysis, and journalism. Students will work to become independent learners by improving their personal accountability and work ethic.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): English 10 B (2nd Semester)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : English/Language Arts II (10th grade)
Course Provider : Davison Community Schools
Content Provided By : Davison Community Schools
Online Instructor Provided By : Davison Community Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : English/Language Arts II (10th grade)
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Email : [email protected]
Phone : (810) 591-3531 ext. 1279

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Additional Course Information:

• evaluate research sources in order to find valid and reliable research.
• understand why it is important to use proper format and citations.
• cite from various sources when given the standard format.
• use multiple sources to support a claim.
• develop a thesis statement.
• cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support my analysis.
• support a thesis (claim) by use of relevant evidence.
• integrate information into the text using standardized format in order to avoid plagiarism.
• produce a paper using MLA format.
• use MLA format for the structure of the paper (header, title, page numbers, font, size, margins).
• properly format my Works Cited page.
• produce a full-process informative research paper.
• complete source information sheets.
• create an outline in proper MLA format.
• write a draft with in-text citations.
• revise and edit my paper in order to produce clear and coherent writing.
• use proper grammar conventions and structures.
• use technology to produce and update my paper.
• add a visual element enhance my research paper.
• find examples of rhetorical appeals in speeches and advertisements
• determine which appeal is being used in a speaker’s message
• analyze the use of word choice including figurative words and words with strong connotation and its effect on meaning and tone.
• identify words and phrases with connotative meanings.
• create use specific techniques to generate a persuasive appeal
• use reading strategies, such as annotation and paraphrasing, to develop understanding of a speech.
• explain how historical context enhances/ affects a speech.
• explain how visual elements enhance persuasion.
• use persuasive techniques in visual media
• use specific speaking strategies to increase the persuasive power of a presentation
• grab the audience’s attention
• create a persuasive presentation.
• utilize persuasive techniques in writing.
• identify ways in characters change over time.
• identify and explain the conflicts a character faces.
• explain the impact that conflict can have on a character’s development.
• use evidence to prove a character’s growth or lack of growth in a film.
• write a character analysis essay
• revise and edit my paper to improve my analysis, style, tone, purpose and audience.
• list common characteristics of journalism.
• explain common characteristics used in opinion-editorials.
• evaluate opinion-editorials for a writer’s message.
• write an opinion-editorial.
• complete a prewrite organizer.
• write a rough draft with characteristics.
• use visual design to enhance an article.
• use correct grammar and conventions in my writing.
• identify mistakes in my writing and the writing of others.
• edit and revise my work and the work of others to better convey the written message.
• identify the way in which formal and informal settings impact grammar conventions.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Partially Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Partially Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Partially Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Partially Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Partially Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Not Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Partially Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Partially Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Partially Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Partially Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Partially Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Partially Met

Review Conducted By : Davison Community Schools
Date of Review : 09/07/2018

Introduction to Course (1 week)
Unit 1: Rhetorical Appeals and Persuasive Technique (2 weeks)
Unit 2: Shakespeare – Tragedy of Julius Caesar (3 weeks)
Unit 3: Informative MLA Research Writing (5 weeks)
Unit 4: Character Analysis in Film (3 weeks)
Unit 5: Op-Ed Writing (3 weeks)
Study and Final Exam (1 week)

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/19/2019 09/09/2019 08/19/2019 01/17/2020 30 $300.0000 0.0000
Semester 01/21/2020 02/10/2020 01/21/2020 06/18/2020 32 $300.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Courses must be dropped by the drop date for the course. Students dropping the course after the drop date will be charged the full fee for the course. Course must be completed by the course end date. Semester 08/19/2019 09/09/2019
Courses must be dropped by the drop date for the course. Students dropping the course after the drop date will be charged the full fee for the course. Course must be completed by the course end date. Semester 01/21/2020 02/10/2020

Weekly student contact via school email, face-to-face, or by phone, with additional support and feedback via Schoology.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
17-18 7 4 57.1% Belprez, Rob

Computer with internet access
Google Drive
Working email
Schoology Account