Essentials H.S. English 3B

Enrollment Message:

By enrolling students in this class you are agreeing to following terms of use: Enroll only students who have previously failed the equivalent course or who are enrolled in an approved alternative education program. Provide time in the student’s regular school schedule for completion of this course. These courses permit students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

English III for Credit Recovery is a high school course that covers active reading and analysis of literary and informational texts of high complexity; writing for varied purposes; listening, speaking, and viewing skills; and collaboration for college and career preparation and readiness. Students are exposed to high-complexity texts on a deeper level, spending more time with that text and writing to that text. Prerequisites: English 3A

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Analyze an author’s purpose in a text, include the ways that style and content contribute to the persuasiveness of a text
  • Analyze a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, use of evidence and rhetoric, links among ideas, points of emphasis, and tone
  • Introduce and support a claim and counterclaim with evidence, introduce an argument and a rebuttal in an argument essay
  • Use an argument essay as the foundation for delivering an argument presentation
  • Utilize appropriate technological tools to aid in the presentation of an argument
  • Analyze hyphens and syntax in a poem
  • Analyze poetry citing evidence to support explicit meanings and inferences
  • Consult reference materials to determine precise meanings of words
  • Demonstrate knowledge of early 20th century American literature
  • Use technology to publish and respond to literature
  • Interpret and analyze figures of speech
  • Understand and analyze a speaker’s use of points of emphasis, rhetorical devices, and tone in a formal speech
  • Evaluate reasoning in seminal US texts and apply the constitutional principles and legal reasoning in an argument of public advocacy, as well as analyze these texts for themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
  • Review and evaluate constitutional principles and legal reasoning in a US Supreme Court case and make applications in new arguments
  • Conduct research to answer a question and use standard MLA formatting to cite sources of research

Course Outline:

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Module 5

Module 6

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

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

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utilize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

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

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

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

Additional Information: This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Common Core State Standards-ELA
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 01003
MDE Endorsement Code: BA - English
MMC Minimum Requirements: ELA

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Essentials