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ERIC Number: ED001178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Sep
Pages: 137
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COURSE OUTLINE AND TEACHING GUIDE FOR ADVANCED STANDING ENGLISH II.
THOMPSON, PHILLIP
THE ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM IN ENGLISH IS DESIGNED TO PREPARE SELECTED STUDENTS FOR THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES, WHICH ARE EQUIVALENT OF COLLEGE FRESHMAN ENGLISH, IN HIGH SCHOOL. WHILE KEEPING ADVANCED PLACEMENT NEEDS IN MIND, EMPHASIS IN CURRICULUM IS PLACED ON THE MORE IMPORTANT GOAL OF BETTER COLLEGE PREPARATION IN ENGLISH. THE ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM IN COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING INCLUDES UNITS IN SEMANTICS, LOGIC, AND THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA. STUDENTS ARE INSTRUCTED IN AN UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICAL USE OF SUCH CONCEPTS AS GENERALIZATIONS, INFERENCE, VALUE-JUDGMENT, METAPHOR, INDUCTIVE REASONING, AND DEDUCTIVE ARGUMENT. TYPES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, FUNCTIONS OF A NEWSPAPER, SKILLS IN READING A NEWSPAPER, EVALUATION OF NEWSPAPERS, AND WAYS IN WHICH NEWS CAN BE DISTORTED ARE TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THE UNIT ON MASS NEWS MEDIA. THE LITERATURE PROGRAM IS COMPOSED OF UNITS ON POETRY, THE SHORT STORY, DRAMA, AND THE NOVEL. IN STUDYING POETRY, THEMATIC APPROACH IS RECOMMENDED. A STUDY OF THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHORT STORY AND ITS CHARACTERISTIC STYLE IN THE DIFFERENT LITERARY PERIODS IS SUGGESTED. IN DRAMA, THE TEACHING OF A PLAY IS CENTERED AROUND DISCUSSION OF PLOT, THEME, CHARACTERS, AND DRAMATIC DEVICES, AS WELL AS REFERENCE TO NEW VOCABULARY WORDS. STUDY OF THE AMERICAN NOVEL SHOULD INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSIVE READING OF NOVELS WITH CLASS DISCUSSIONS ON CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, SETTING, PLOT, THEME, STRUCTURE, AND SYMBOLISM.
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Authoring Institution: Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Redwood City)