1 Semester


9, 10, 11, 12


Prerequisites Needed: None
Prerequisites For: None

This is a semester-long elective for students grades 9-12. Students learn about the communication process, including verbal and nonverbal strategies as well as effective listening techniques. They will participate in small groups to acquire discussion and problem solving skills. They will also learn how to research, write, and deliver short speeches. Significant interactions with other classmates, as well as attendance at a few specific eSessions are required.

Learning Targets

  1. T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
  2. T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
  3. T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
  4. T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.