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East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement
Students must pass four years of English with a minimum of 40 credits.
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement: (B Category)
Students must have four years of college preparatory English with a C or better that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature.  No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.
Intervention and Support Services for English

 English Courses Offered at Yerba Buena High School 

Language Arts 3/9 Grade 9 only (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
This freshman English course is for below grade level proficient 9th graders. It includes the writing of well-developed and correct paragraphs, oral presentations, and an introduction to literature. Listening, speaking, and study skills will also be emphasized. Placement in a concurrent Reading Improvement course is mandatory unless test scores indicate reading proficiency.

English 1 Grade 9 - 10 (UC, CSU)|
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
English 1 is a standards-based college preparatory course for 9th graders. Students read and analyze a minimum of four historically or culturally significant works of literature. In addition, students develop skills in reading and understanding informational materials. Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and multi-media communication skills are reinforced through structured performance tasks aligned with the context of the California Content Standards for Language Arts and High School Exit Exam criteria. Students produce multiple pieces of writing, building to full essays; during the year they write a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays. In addition, students complete the ESUHSD writing assessment. Students maintain a writing portfolio that they continue to build and review throughout the year. Separate sections of English 1 (Grade Level 9 only) are offered for students seeking enrollment in Accelerated (Honors) courses. This course satisfies graduation requirements for East Side Union High School District . This course fulfills one year of the English requirement for University of California and California State University.

English 1/9 Accelerated Grade 9 only (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
This course includes all the components of English 1/9, with a more extensive and intensive study of major literary works and forms.

English 2 Grades 10 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
English 2 is a standards-based college preparatory course for 10th graders. Students read and analyze a minimum of four works of literature representative of writing from around the world, exploring a broad range of literary elements to enhance understanding. In addition, students develop skills in reading and understanding informational materials. Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and multi-media communication skills are reinforced through structured performance tasks aligned with the California Content Standards for Language Arts and High School Exit Exam criteria. Students write a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays, including a basic annotated research paper (5-7 pages). In addition, students complete the ESUHSD writing assessment. Students maintain a writing portfolio that they continue to build and review throughout the year. Separate sections of English 2 are offered for students seeking enrollment in Accelerated (Honors) courses. This course satisfies graduation requirements for East Side Union High School District . This course satisfies one year of the English requirement for University of California and California State University .

English 2 Accelerated Grade 10 only (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
This course includes all the components of English 2 with a more extensive and intensive study of literature.

English 3 Grades 11 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
English 3 is a standards-based college preparatory course open to 11th and 12th graders who have demonstrated mastery of English 2 curriculum standards. Students read and critically analyze a variety of texts, including a minimum of five major works (novels, plays, non-fiction memoirs) that trace the major social, cultural, and philosophical trends that influenced American literature. English 3 students develop a basic understanding of Puritanism, Unitarianism, Romanticism, Naturalism, Transcendentalism, and Realism. Grammar, spelling, college level vocabulary development, college note taking, and multi-media communication skills are reinforced through structured performance tasks aligned with the California Content Standards for Language Arts. Students demonstrate logical, critical thinking skills through focused, coherent oral presentations and written interpretation of fiction and non-fiction works. Students write a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays, including essays written under the pressure of a specific time limit, and one annotated research paper (8-10 pages) using parenthetical references that follow the Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th or latest edition guidelines. Students maintain a writing portfolio that they continue to build and review throughout the year. Separate sections of English 3 are offered for Honors students. This course satisfies graduation requirements for East Side Union High School District . This course fulfills one year of the English requirement for University of California and California State University .

English Language and Composition (Advanced Placement) Grade 11 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation; 50%tile or higher on 10th grade STAR test
This advanced placement course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Students are expected to take the English Language and Composition Advanced Placement test in May.

English 4 Grade 12 only (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation
English 4 is a standards-based college preparatory course open to 12th graders who have satisfactorily completed English 3. Students examine the underlying political assumptions and philosophical arguments in historically or culturally significant works of world literature. During the course, students read and critically analyze a minimum of five major works (novels, plays, nonfiction essays) that contrast major literary forms, techniques, and characteristics. English 4 students demonstrate critical and interpretive reading and thinking skills through focused, coherent oral presentations and written interpretation of fiction and non-fiction works. Grammar, spelling, college level vocabulary, college note taking, and multi-media communication skills are reinforced through structured performance tasks aligned with the California Content Standards for Language Arts. Students write a minimum of six original multiple-paragraph essays, including essays written under the pressure of a specific time limit, and one annotated research paper (8-10 pages) using parenthetical references that follow the Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th or latest edition guidelines. As a culminating assignment, students prepare a written reflection of their growth as they review four years of writing. Separate sections of English Composition and Literature AP are offered for advanced students. This course satisfies graduation requirements for East Side Union High School District . This course satisfies one year of the English requirement for University of California and California State University .

English Literature and Composition (Advanced Placement) Grade 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation; 50%tile or higher on 11th grade STAR test
This advanced placement course includes advanced composition and an in-depth study of major works of English and Western Literature and significant developments in Western philosophy and art. Students are expected to take the English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement test in May.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD)

ELD Language Arts 1 Grades 9 -12
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This course is for recently arrived students that are learning English as a second language. Its focus is to increase English fluency through the integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities presented in thematic units. Students will learn to write basic personal information and short responses in a structured context, initiate a simple dialogue, follow instructions or directions and demonstrate understanding by re-telling a simple story. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Reading Improvement 1.

ELD Language Arts 2 Grades 9 -12
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This course affords students who are learning English as a second language the opportunity to expand on the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired in ELD 1. Units are thematic and literature based. Instruction emphasizes the expansion of paragraph writing skills using supporting details and quotes with basic grammatical accuracy. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Reading Improvement 2 or 3.

ELD Language Arts 3 Grades 9 -12 (CSU/UC)
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This course provides an in-depth study of English language structures, vocabulary, and literature. The student continues to expand listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with a greater emphasis on literature and essay development. Students will learn to summarize and paraphrase, to write a report using research materials and quotes, to write in a variety of genres (reflective, persuasive and creative) and to revise and edit for correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Reading Improvement 3.

ELD Reading Improvement 1 Grades 9 -12
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This is a one-year basic reading improvement course for non-native English speaker that focuses on increasing English fluency including being able to understand short, simple text, communicate basic needs and comprehend sequenced information on familiar topics. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Language Arts 1.

ELD Reading Improvement 2 Grades 9 -12
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This is a one-year basic reading improvement course for non-native English speakers that supports the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills found in ELD Language Arts 2. The course continues to develop language through vocabulary expansion and reading comprehension skills. Literature, recreational reading, and content area reading are included. By the end of this course, students will be able to restate main events in a story using complete sentences and simple transition words. Students will deliver short oral presentations. Students will also be able to identify the characters, theme, setting and plot in familiar literature. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Language Arts 2 or 3.

ELD Reading Improvement 3 Grades 9 -12
Prerequisites: Assessment & teacher recommendation
This is a one-year basic reading improvement course for non-native English speakers that supports the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills found in ELD Language Arts 3. The course is for intermediate level ELD students who have been in the United States for three to four years. It continues to develop language through vocabulary expansion and reading comprehension skills. Literature, recreational reading, content area reading, and individual reading skills needs are included. By the end of the course, students will be able to use context clues to understand new vocabulary, make predictions, draw conclusions, recognize cause and effect and sequence events. Students will also be able to use standard English to respond to questions about content material. Students enrolled in this course are required to be concurrently enrolled in ELD Language Arts 3