English II Foundations (Semester 2)

Course Description:

Students will learn to read critically with full comprehension across genres and be able to communicate through effective writing. Students develop critical reading, writing, viewing, listening, and speaking skills as they explore world literature, both classic and modern, and connect it to their respective cultures and their own lives. The NWREL rubric for the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing™ is used as a basis for writing instruction. Students learn new vocabulary, language, and literature skills in each unit. Students are taught thinking skills and are called upon to apply them in learning activities. Language and literature skills are taught with the purpose of personal application, so that students can use the skills to improve their own reading, writing, and speaking. As students complete this course, they will see the relevance that this course has in their daily life and future academic and career goals and begin making appropriate plans.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): English II Foundations (Semester 2)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : English/Language Arts II (10th grade)
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Standards Addressed : CCSS
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : English/Language Arts II (10th grade)
Course Level : (B) Basic or Remedial
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.gennet.us
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810-591-4401

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Additional Course Information:

Read new and challenging texts with proficiency across genres.
Understand how literature reflects the culture and history of the people who created it.
Understand and use the writing process for all writing tasks with ease (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing).
Recognize and analyze the use of literary devices and identify literary elements.
Conduct research using multiple resources to reinforce a thesis.
Master language usage and rules of grammar in writing.
Master language usage in effective oral communication.
Identify the theme of a text and the author’s purpose.
Determine a writing purpose, audience awareness, tone, and voice, through a variety of writing assignments.
Infer word meaning through the use of reading strategies.
Defend ideas, conclusions, generalizations, and inferences.
Create a multimedia presentation and use a variety of electronic tools.

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. Partially 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. Partially 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. Fully 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. Fully 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. Fully 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. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully 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). Fully 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. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully 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. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully 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. Fully 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. Fully Met

Review Conducted By : Fuel Education LLC (formerly Aventa Learning)
Date of Review : 07/08/2014

Unit 6: Course Conclusion
Review of Ideas
Study Skills
Revise Diagnostic Essay
Semester Exam

Unit 7: Introduction to Course

Course Structure and Policies
Direct Instruction: Navigating the Course
Policy Quiz
Diagnostic Writing
Cloze Reading Test

Unit 8: Drama
Introduction
“A Raisin in the Sun” – play
“A Raisin the in the Sun” – film
Comparison / Contrast
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots- Positive / Negative
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics: Clauses
Unit Exam

Unit 9: Writing to Learn
Introduction
Reading Strategies
Note-Taking & Summarizing
Organizing Research
Compiling Information
Citing Sources
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots: Time
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics: Gerunds and Participials
Cumulative Project: Research Report

Unit 10: Writing to Persuade
Introduction
Issues and Opinions
Logical, Emotional, and Ethical Appeals
Editorials
Consumer Reviews
The Structure of a Persuasive Essay
Using the Writing Process
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots: Prepositions
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics: Conjunctions

Unit 11: Mass Media
Introduction
Identifying Bias
Propaganda Techniques
Identifying Bias and Propaganda in Commercials, Political Speeches, Documentaries, and Editorials
The Mass Media’s Effect on You
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots: Size/Location
Grammar, Usage and Mechanics: Sentence Types

Unit 12: Oral Presentation
Introduction
Speaking Components

Written Components
Analyzing Oral Presentations
Creating an Oral Presentation
Vocabulary: Greek and Latin Roots: Verbs
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Run-ons and Comma Splices
Cumulative Project: Oral Presentation

Unit 13: Course Conclusion
Review of Ideas
Study Skills
Revise Diagnostic Essay
Semester Exam

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019 100 $270.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Courses dropped within 2 weeks of enrollment will receive 100% refund Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2019 12/31/2019

Students can contact their online instructor as needed. Online instructors have posted office hours, and provide contact information.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 7 1 14.3% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.