ERIC Number: ED205344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-12
Reference Count: 0
Kansas High School English Mini-Courses.
Camp, Clella; Walborn, Sylvia
The English curriculum for grades 10-12 at Kansas High School, a small rural school in Eastern Illinois, consists of mini-courses with an enrollment of 7-20 students. Students must pass the ninth grade English course before they are permitted to register for mini-courses; they are required to take English as sophomores and juniors. During this time, students must take one course each nine weeks; however, they may take as many extra courses as their schedule or grade point average permits. Since grouping for mini-courses is heterogeneous, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may be in the same class. Composition and grammar are incorporated into each class whether it is a straight composition course, novels course, vocational course, or thematic course. The schedule for grammar is the same for all classes. The mini-course program enables the school's two English teachers to teach in those areas in which they are most proficient; it provides students with a more flexible program and a more comprehensive course of study than is available in many small school systems. Following the narrative section, there is an outline of the freshman English curriculum, a grammar schedule for all mini-courses, and a listing and description of each mini-course offered. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Unit School District No. 3, Kansas, IL.