SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL. ENGLISH. WHO ARE WE?. ENGLISH TEACHERS. WHAT DO WE TEACH?. “COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH”. READING SKILLS BOOKS WRITING SKILLS TYPES OF WRITING RESEARCH SPEAKING CREATIVE WRITING LINKS TO OTHER SUBJECTS LINKS TO THE REAL WORLD. READING SKILLS. A few samples:
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A few samples:
How to use Latin roots to figure out new word
How to “mark up” a text.
How to recognize and interpret a metaphor.
How to detect irony.
“A book is a ‘classic’
not because it’s old,
but because it’s always new.”
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9TH -12TH GRADE SEQUENCE OF RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION SKILLS BEGINS NEXT YEAR
The object of this addition to our curriculum is to prepare our students for one of the most common kinds of college writing.
9th grade - English and Freshman Seminar
10th grade – English and World History
11th grade – English and American History
12th grade – English and Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, Sports
Yes, it’s our policy: In all senior English classes, both elective and AP, there’s a unit on writing the college personal statement, completed in early fall before application deadlines.
The Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18. Tenth-grade teachers have state-prepared books to use with their classes to help prepare students. In addition, our regular 9th and 10th grade curriculum is geared to the standards that are tested by the Exit Exam.