EdReady English (Grades 10-12)

Enrollment Message:

For a limited time, in response to the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 school closures, Michigan Virtual and the NROC Project have partnered to offer EdReady for FREE. Click here for Free access to EdReady and other Michigan Virtual course content during school closures: https://lc.michiganvirtual.org. EdReady English courses are for personalized enrichment or remediation. They do not follow a standardized pacing guide and may vary greatly in the length of time required for individual students to complete the content. EdReady English courses are not 21f eligible, as it is intended for use under the supervision of local school personnel, or the student's parents or guardians.

For a limited time, in response to the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 school closures, Michigan Virtual and the NROC Project have partnered to offer EdReady for FREE. Click here for Free access to EdReady and other Michigan Virtual course content during school closures: https://lc.michiganvirtual.org.


NROC’s EdReady English is designed to help students meet basic college entrance requirements. This program integrates and reinforces the standard developmental English curriculum -- reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, and grammar skills -- to fully prepare students for credit-bearing courses. EdReady English permits students to self-assess for mastery of grade-level knowledge and skills and readiness their next level of study toward college English readiness. EdReady uses diagnostic testing to establish personalized study paths to fill in learning gaps and to reinforce understanding. Each EdReady English goal contains between 14-29 learning topics. As students demonstrate mastery of each skill and learning topic in their study path, they see their goal score increase as evidence of progress toward their target score of 100. View a two-minute overview of EdReady English from the NROC Project at https://vimeo.com/238621073Prerequisites: Minimum of 9th grade reading level.

Course Objectives:

1. Students will apply many different reading strategies to determine word meaning in a text, identify various literary elements, determine main vs. supporting details, and author’s purpose.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to read critically through identifying cause and effect, logical fallacies, determine bias, and determine credible sources in texts.

3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the writing process including the ability to write an appropriate thesis statement, edit and revise their own writing for interest and clarity.

4. Students will utilize various sentence structures in their writing as well as include appropriate transitional phrases and patterns in their writing.

5. Students will demonstrate use of appropriate grammar and mechanics in their writing.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Introduction to College Reading and Writing (12 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 2: Identifying Main Ideas (12 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 3: Discovering Implied Meaning (16 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 4: Interpreting Bias (11 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 5: Analysis Through Definition (18 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 6: Learning Across Disciplines (11 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 7: Exploring Comparative Elements (17 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 8: Informed Opinions Through Causal Chains (9 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 9: Applied Critical Analysis (14 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Unit 10: Using Sources in Critical Reading and Writing (14 Reading, Writing, and Grammar objectives)

Resources Included: All content materials are included, though it is recommended that students have access to paper and pencils while completing work online.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: This course does not produce a final score within Blackboard. All scoring is kept within the individual student's EdReady dashboard. Students can track their progress over time, starting from their initial goal score set by a diagnostic test. This score increases toward a target score of 100, indicating mastery has been demonstrated for all skills contained within the goal's scope of study.

Time Commitment: EdReady English courses are for personalized enrichment or remediation. They do not follow a standardized pacing guide and may vary greatly in the length of time required for individual students to complete the content. Year round courses are open entry, in that students may start on any date during the Year Round session. However, there is an defined end date and students do NOT have a full calendar "year" to work on courses. Students must finish all Year Round courses by the session end date in mid-August.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ .

Students require a unique, valid email address to register their account and Michigan Virtual's EdReady site.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: N/A - EdReady English courses are not 21f eligible, as they are intended for use under the supervision of local school personnel, or the student's parents or guardians.

Academic Support Available: N/A - EdReady English is a content-only online English skills program that can be used in local educational programs to support Tier 1 blended learning environments or to support Tier 2 or Tier 3 systems of support for English interventions and progress monitoring. Enrollment in EdReady English is NOT accompanied by the support of an online instructor. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Each EdReady English Goal added by the student to his/her dashboard will require completion of a diagnostic test that will serve as the basis to establish a personalized study path for each student. Thereafter, students will complete short assessments for each lesson skill not yet mastered.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information:

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Common Core State Standards-ELA
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: EdReady
NCES Code: 01996
MDE Endorsement Code:
MMC Minimum Requirements:

When Offered: (19-20) Open Entry - Fixed End

Content Provider: NROC
Instructor Provider: None

Course Type: Tracks