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     English Courses
    East Brunswick Public Schools Course Catalog | 2021-2022

    Key: ◘ Dual-Credit Option [D] ◘ Meets NCAA Course Requirements [N]

    Churchill Junior High School Courses


     2010 - English 8

    Grade 8 | Credits: 5

    English 8 provides a comprehensive, in-depth range of language experiences for students in literature and in writing. Students read short and full-length works categorized by literary genre and relate to their own lives and/or other literature that they have read. Writing assignments are based on class reading, instruction and discussion. Students participate in small and large group discussion. They receive significant instruction in reading, writing, research and vocabulary skills. Over the course of the year, students will be expected to complete short mini-research simulations and red independently both in class and at home. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

     2012 - English 8 H
    Grade 8 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    English 8 Honors provides instruction and activities at a faster pace and with increased depth. In this course, organized by literary genre, students explore short and full-length works. Students develop skills in literary analysis, especially in recognizing the characteristics of each genre and the effects of those characteristics on the works studied.  Reflecting a variety of writing modes, writing assignments are based on the readings and on students' experiences. Students participate in small and large group discussion. They receive significant instruction in reading, writing, research, and vocabulary skills. Honors students should be self-motivated and driven to set and meet their own deadlines. Over the course of the year, students will be expected to complete several short mini-research simulations and read independently both in class and at home. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

     2015 - English 9 
    Grade 9 | Credits: 5

    English 9 provides broad experiences for students in writing and in literature. Students read a wide range of short and full-length works, representing a variety of literary genres. They apply their understandings of their reading to personal experiences.  Writing assignments are based on class reading, instruction, and discussion.  Students participate in small and large group discussion.  They receive significant instruction in reading, writing, research, and vocabulary skills. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Research tasks and independent reading are course requirements. [N]

     2014 - English 9 H 
    Grade 9 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    English 9 Honors follows the English 8 Honors program, providing instruction at a faster pace and with increased depth. Organized by literary genre, the course explores short and full-length works of literary merit. Students develop skills in literary analysis, especially in recognizing the characteristics of each genre and the effect of those characteristics on the meaning of specific works. Writing assignments are based on the literature and reflect a variety of modes and audience requirements. Students participate in small and large group discussion. They receive significant instruction in reading, writing, research, and vocabulary skills. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Research tasks and independent reading are course requirements. [N]

     2030 - Reading and Writing Workshop 8
    Grade 8 | Credits: 5

    Placement into this course is determined by standardized test scores, reading and writing assessments, and seventh grade teacher recommendation. Students are provided with opportunities to build basic reading and writing skills. Through systematic and targeted instruction, students learn to read and comprehend text at a deeper level while developing a diverse vocabulary and expressing their ideas clearly in writing. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Placement into this course is taken in addition to the appropriate level English course and is required for students who do not score at the proficient level on state standardized tests.

     2028 - Reading and Writing Workshop 9
    Grade 9 | Credits: 5 

    This is a course for students who have been recommended by their eighth grade English teacher and have scored partially proficient on the literacy portion of standardized testing as well as secondary criteria. Students are provided with opportunities to build basic reading and writing skills. Through systematic and targeted instruction, students learn to read and comprehend text at a deeper level while developing a diverse vocabulary and expressing their ideas clearly in writing. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Placement into this course is taken in addition to the appropriate level English course and is required for students who do not score at the proficient level on state standardized tests.


    East Brunswick High School Courses


     1002 - English 10 
    Grade 10 | Credits: 5

    English 10 explores significant works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, from a thematic perspective. In addition to reading both short and full-length works, students engage in analytic discussion regarding themes and characters within the works and apply their understanding to personal experience, as well as make connections across texts. Frequent analytical, narrative, and synthesis style writing assignments are an important part of this course. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. [N]

     1001 - English 10 H 
    Grade 10 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    English 10 Honors explores significant works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, from a thematic perspective. In addition to reading challenging short and full-length works, students engage in detailed discussion regarding the philosophical ideas, themes, and characters within the texts, as well as make connections across texts. They also write interpretive and persuasive pieces based upon the literature and spend a significant amount of time on developing analytical, narrative and synthesis style writing. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. [N]

     1007 - English 11 
    Grade 11 | Credits: 5

    English 11 explores significant works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, from a thematic perspective. In addition to reading both short and full-length works, students engage in analytic discussion regarding themes and characters within the works and apply their understanding to personal experience, as well as make connections across texts. Frequent analytical, narrative, and synthesis style writing assignments are an important part of this course. This course will prepare students for the state mandated exam, which measures performance relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Students will also have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer, an online assessment given to college students. [N]

     1006 - English 11 H 
    Grade 11 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    English 11 Honors explores significant works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, from a thematic perspective. In addition to reading challenging short and full-length works, students participate in and lead detailed discussion regarding the philosophical ideas, themes, and characters within the texts, as well as make connections across texts. They also write interpretive and persuasive pieces based upon the literature and spend a significant amount of time on developing analytical, narrative, and synthesis style writing. Students prepare for the state mandated exam, which measures performance in relation to the Common Core standards. [N]

     1005 - AP English I: Language and Composition 
    Grade 11 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course 

    AP English I (Language and Composition) is a demanding college level course offered to juniors in which students employ an intensive, interpretative, and critical approach to modern and classical literature. Students develop their unique perspectives and writing voices through small and large group discussion, and through a variety of writing tasks. Writing assignments include the analysis of text, structure, and style; reflect all of the rhetorical modes, and incorporate writing for everyday situations. Students are prepared for and encouraged to take the AP Language and Composition Examination in May. There is also a required summer project for this course. [N]

     1012 - English 12 
    Grade 12 | Credits: 5

    English 12 is designed for seniors who wish to pursue a college education or training for other careers. This course emphasizes the skills needed for successful college reading and writing through a series of non-fiction readings and process papers. Students will close read thematic-based college level texts to write a variety of essays: summary and response, critique, analytical, and synthesis. In addition, students enrolled in English 12 will examine literary fiction and have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer, an online assessment given to college students. The course content aligns with Middlesex County College’s ENG-121. In order for EBHS students to be eligible for dual enrollment with MCC to receive 3 college credits for ENG 121 (English Composition I), they must demonstrate competency on a college placement assessment, such as the Accuplacer Writeplacer, NJSLA, SAT, or ACT. [D/N]

     1009 - College Writing H 
    Grade 12 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    College Writing Honors is a senior year writing intensive course designed to immerse high school students into the expectations and rigor of college writing. During the first semester, students will read, comprehend, analyze, and evaluate multiple nonfiction texts used in Expository Writing 101 at Rutgers University.  Through the process of writing multiple drafts of expository essays, students will develop independent theses that connect and respond to the ideas and information in the texts they read. During the second semester, students will extend their understanding of the college writing process by reading and making connections across thematically linked fiction and nonfiction multimodal texts. Students will continue to learn and develop the skills of clear, correct, effective English by reading essays, longer works of non-fiction prose, and literary criticism. Students will complete a variety of writing projects requiring techniques such as cause and effect, analysis, evaluation, synthesis, argumentation, and persuasion. The course content aligns with Rutgers University’s Expository Writing 101 and Middlesex County College’s Composition I and II. See The Dual-Enrollment Program for College Credit for more information. Please note the College Writing Honors course is currently under review at Rutgers. There is a possibility students may have to choose between Middlesex County College credits and Rutgers University credits. Students and parents will be notified of the decision when the review process at Rutgers is finalized. [N]

     1010 - AP English II: Literature and Composition 
    Grade 12 | Credits: 5 | Prerequisites will determine placement into course

    AP English II (Literature and Composition) is a demanding academic course in which students employ an intensive, interpretive, and critical approach to modern and to classical literature through class and independent reading, through small and large group discussion, and a variety of writing experiences.  Writing assignments include the analysis of text, structure, and style and incorporate writing for formal and informal occasions.  Students are prepared for and encouraged to take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Examination. There is also a required summer project for this course. [N]

    ◘ 1040 - English 12 Support
    Grade 12 | Credits: 5

    The results of standardized testing, Middlesex County College’s English placement criteria, and/or teacher recommendation, serve as the criteria for enrollment in this course. Students will have the same English teacher for both English 12 and English 12 support and will remain in the class for a double period. Emphasis will be placed on helping students overcome any deficiencies or difficulties they may have in meeting the state graduation requirements for English and the learning outcomes for college level English. A review of reading and writing basics using special materials designed to help students improve, specifically material that reinforces the English 12 curriculum, is the focus of the course.