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Composition/Writing 10 (Academic) (Language Support)
C632AF/C632AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Required of all sophomores in Language Support Program.

Course Description:
This course expands grammar, mechanics, and usage conventions as a continuation of Comp 9 with instruction designed for LSP students’ written expressen needs. Students practice a variety of writing purposes to equip them to write across the curriculum and on high-stakes’ assessments. Writing to demonstrate understanding of factual articles, as well as writing about literature is emphasized. Students write a literary research paper third quarter. Learning, memory, and organizational strategies are refined for the success in upperclass courses. The Cathedral resume is also created.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Composition/Writing 9 (Academic) (Language Support)
C631AF/C631AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
This is a required course for all freshmen in Language Support Program

Course Description:
Composition provides structured practice in a variety of writing purposes with the goal of equipping students to write for all Cathedral courses, as well as future standardized tests. Through approaches for LSP students, frequent practice in persuasive, expository, and descriptive writing prompts builds automaticity and fluency while improving language mechanics, organization of thoughts, and grammar. Students also do writing assignments about the literature studied in the LSP English course, but expressing understanding of factual reading content is emphasized in this course to support students ‘ skills for writing across the curriculum. A research paper is written in the third quarter following explicit instruction in outlining, summarizing, research process, and MLA format. Organization and research-based study skills instruction is another component of this course. Grades for all courses on the student’s schedule are monitored as part of goal setting and enhanced growth mindset. Students are also encouraged to utilize accommodations per the Cathedral formal, written Plan to maximize academic success.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 10LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C612AF/C612AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Required of all students in Language Support Program.

Course Description:
This course expands critical reading skills across selections from Puritan to contemporary American literature. Instructional approaches, content, and assessments are designed for LSP learner needs. Teachers with expertise in exceptional learners provide a variety of research-based comprehension strategies through prose-other-than fiction, poetry, drama, and literature at the Academic level of difficulty. Students continue vocabulary instruction for word-level comprehension by examining syllabication and word analysis techniques which also expand reading decoding skills. Specialized instruction in comprehension strategies for not only literature, but for factual information as well, enhances comprehension abilities for students’ other coursework.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 11LS, IB SL (IB) (Language Support)
C613IF/C613IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course explores the International Baccalaureate English Literature curriculum with approaches designed for LSP students. Students learn analysis and and comparison of pieces of literature, as well as recognition of literary devices in prose and poetry to prepare them to write IB papers that demonstrate understanding of both the “what and how” of selections. Assessments include individual oral commentaries, journal responses, and essays. The research process is reviewed by writing a research paper. Developing the IB learner profile traits and encourages students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective is the aim.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 12LS, IB SL (IB) (Language Support)
C614IF/C614IS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is a continuation of the curriculum of English 11, IB, designed for LSP students. Skills in close reading, speaking, and writing are scaffolded through the study of novels, poetry, prose other than fiction, and drama. Students expand written expression skills through a variety of essays, short answer response and a research paper. The IB English certificate, Standard Level, can be earned with the successful completion of the IB Oral Commentary and two IB external assessments second semester. Analysis skills are emphasized for college preparation in order for students to recognize both “what and how” of authors’ style.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

English 9LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C611AF/C611AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
This course is required for all freshmen in the Language Support Program

Course Description:
This course surveys world literature selections from novels, short stories, mythology, poetry, and drama (Shakespeare selections.) Instruction is designed to match the learning styles and needs of students in the Language Support Program and enhance comprehension of both literature and non-fiction. For word-level comprehension and decoding skills, systematic vocabulary instruction expands word meaning and pronunciation strategies. A project-based approach for supporting reading growth utilizes student collaboration and technology for highly engaged language learning. Another aim of this course is to encourage students to apply comprehension strategies to other reading tasks for improved efficiency beyond the English courses for a variety of reading purposes.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin I LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C615AF/C15AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is designed as an introduction to the classical Roman language and culture for Language Support students. Multisensory instruction will include the basic language skills of vocabulary, grammar, and reading of the Latin language. Latin derivatives will be emphasized to increase students’ English decoding and encoding skills. Students will complete a multimedia project each quarter on an aspect of Roman culture. Thecourse maximizes Universal Design for Learning principles and affords students multiple avenues to learn, grow, and succeed.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin II LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C616AF/C616AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Approval of Language Support English teacher and Latin teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the multisensory study of Latin grammar, covering more complex grammatical structures. Students from LSP continue to increase Latin vocabulary. The study of Latin derivatives advances their English vocabulary. Ancient Roman history and culture are studied through translations, with a year-long focus on the fall of the republic and the foundation of the empire. Students complete a project each quarter on an aspect of Roman culture. The course maximizes Universal Design for Learning principles and affords students multiple avenues to learn, grow, and succeed.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin III LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C617AF/C617AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Approval of Language Support English teacher and Latin teacher.

Course Description:
This course continues the multisensory study of more complex Latin grammar, such as the subjunctive mood. The students apply these grammatical structures to read and translate excerpts from works of various Latin authors, including Virgil’s Aeneid. Students experience a variety of literary forms in Latin. The students receive an in- depth perception of Roman history and culture through the words of the Romans themselves. Students also expand their English vocabulary through a structured study of Latin derivatives.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Latin IV LS (Academic) (Language Support)
C618AF/C618AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Approval of Language Support English teacher and Latin teacher.

Course Description:
This course concludes the multisensory exploration of the more complex Latin grammar of the subjunctive mood, use of the supine and the syntactical construction of Latin poetry. The students will learn to apply these grammatical structures to read and translate excerpts from works of various Latin authors and modern works translated into Latin. The students will receive an in- depth perception of our retained Roman and Latin Culture through the words of the Romans themselves.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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