This course is designed to meet the North Carolina Common Core English Language Arts Standards. The standards require that students systematically acquire knowledge in literature and other disciplines through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will be required to develop their skills and apply them to grade level texts and printed material.
Through English I, students will analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the US, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Students will determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Students will cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Students will draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research. They will also analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g. a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account. Students will apply the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Finally, students will write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual