English

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit
    English I
    0100 English I for Speakers of Other Languages 9   1
    0110 English I 9   1
    0115 Honors English I 9 AAC 1
    English II
    0105 English II for Speakers for Other Languages 10   1
    0120 English II 9-10   1
    0125 Honors English II 9-10 AAC 1
    English III
    0130 English III 11   1
    0135 AP English III 10-11 AAC 1
    0137 DC English III 10-11 AAC 1
    English IV
    0140 English IV 12   1
    0145 AP English IV 11-12 AAC 1
    0147 DC English IV 11 AAC 1
    0150 DC Technical Writing 11-12 AAC 0.5
    0155 DC British Literature 11-12 AAC 0.5
    English Electives
    0143 College Prep ELA 12   1
    0195 Reading 1 9-12   1
    0196 Reading 2 9-12   1
    0850 SAT/ACT Prep 11-12   1
    Journalism
    0165 Journalism Yearkbook Production 1 9-12   1
    0169 Journalism Yearkbook Production 2 9-12   1
    0170 Journalism Yearbook Production 3 9-12   1
    Debate
    0175 Debate 1 9-12   1
    0176 Debate 2 10-12   1
    0177 Debate 3 10-12   1
    0178 Debate 4 10-12   1

Course Descriptions

  • English:

    English 1 (0110) 
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Foundataion EOC NCAA

    Provides a year-long program of interrelated language skills with study in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary. Includes a study of literature, creative writing, and introductory research skills.

    Honors English 1 (0115) 
    1 Credit – Grade 9
    Prerequisite: None

    Foundataion EOC NCAA AAC

    Provides a year-long program of interrelated language skills with study in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary. Includes a study of literature, creative writing, and introductory research skills.

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL 1, 2) (0100, 0105)
    ½ -1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Committee decision after language survey testing

    Foundataion EOC

    The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are offered in a developmental sequence. The course is designed to consider cultural backgrounds of the students and to incorporate those with instruction. Only two credits may count as English graduation requirements.

    English 2 (0120)
    1 Credit - Grade 09-12
    GISD Requirement: English 1

    Foundataion EOC NCAA

    Develops writing skills through a study of grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. The course provides a survey of world literature and integrates writing with the study of literature.

    Honors English 2 (0125)
    1 Credit - Grade 9-12
    GISD Requirement: English 1

    EOC NCAA  AAC Foundataion

    Designed for students with a high degree of skill in reading, writing, and interpretation of literature. One of the major objectives of this course is to prepare students for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Examination and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Examination given by the College Board during junior and senior years.

    English 3 (0130)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    GISD Requirement: English 1 and English 2

    Foundataion NCAA

    Provides a survey of American literature, including representative writers and their contributions to the literary heritage of the U.S. Also, integrates writing skills with the study of literature and the research process.

    Advanced Placement English 3 (0135)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    GISD Requirement: English 1 and English
     Foundataion NCAA  AAC AP Multi

    An Advanced Placement course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way generic conventions add to effectiveness in writing. After completing this course, students may take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Examination given by College Board for possible college credit. It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Dual Credit English 3 (ENGL 1301/ ENGL 1302) (0137)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: TSI Assessment and registration with Weatherford College

     Foundataion NCAA  AAC DC Multi

    This course offers students the opportunity to earn simultaneous credit in both the third year of high school English and freshman college English (1301 &1302) through Weatherford College. 1301 must be completed prior to 1302It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

    English 4 (0140)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: English 1, English 2, and English 3

     NCAA  Multi

    Provides a survey of English literature, which traces the development of literary forms and movements through the reading of representative selections from significant British writers.

    Advanced Placement English 4 (0145)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: English 1, English 2, and English 3

     NCAA  AAC AP Multi

    An Advanced Placement English course in Literature and Composition should engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students should deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students should consider a work's structure, style, themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. After completing this course, students may take the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Examination given by the College Board for possible college credit. It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Dual Credit English 4 (ENGL 1301/ENGL 1302) (0147)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: English 1, English 2, and English 3, TSI Assessment and registration with Weatherford College
      NCAA  AAC DC   Multi

    This course offers students the opportunity to earn simultaneous credit in both the fourth year of high school English and freshman college English (1301&1302) through Weatherford College. It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

    Dual Credit Research and Technical Writing (ENGL 2311) (English 4 or Independent Study in English)
    (0150)
    ½ Credit- Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: English 1, English 2, and English 3, TSI Assessment and registration with Weatherford College, and College English 1301 & 1302

     NCAA  AAC DC Multi

    Students will practice workplace writing skills. Of special benefit to students planning to enter technical fields, the course involves students in writing technical reports, business correspondence, and other forms of technical writing. Students will receive 3 hours of college credit. It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

    Dual Credit Literary Genres (ENGL 2322) (English 4 or Independent Study in English) (0155)
    ½ Credit- Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: English 1, English 2, and English 3, TSI Assessment and registration with Weatherford College, and College English 1301 & 1302
    NCAA  AAC DC Multi

    This single-semester course includes selected, significant works of British literature, including the study of movements, schools, or periods. The course may include literature of England from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth century. Students are provided opportunities to analyze and evaluate the progression of ideas and emphasize religious, political, and socioeconomic commentaries. Students are also encouraged to practice critical thinking and critical analysis by reading literature and writing about literature. Students will receive three hours of college credit. It is recommended that the student pass both the English 1 and English 2 STAAR EOC exams prior to enrollment. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

    English Electives:

    College Prep ELA (0143)
    1 Credit – Grade 12
    Prerequisites: None

    This ELA course will have a focus on skills that are intended to prepare students for college level credit-bearing courses without the need for remedial courses. Successful completion of this course will waive the TSI requirement for Weatherford College only.

    Reading 1 (0195)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    This ELA course will have a focus on skills that strengthen each student's ability to successfully navigate academic demands as well as attain life-long literacy skills. Instruction in word recoginition, vocabulary, comprehension strategies and fluency will provide students the opportunity to ready with competence, confidence, and understanding.

    Reading 2 (0196)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

    This ELA course will have a focus on skills that strengthen each student's ability to successfully navigate academic demands as well as attain life-long literacy skills. Instruction in word recoginition, vocabulary, comprehension strategies and fluency will provide students the opportunity to ready with competence, confidence, and understanding.

     

     

    Journalism:

    Journalism Yearbook Production 2 (0168)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    PrerequisitesNone

    Business

    Students will work together as a staff to record the yearly history of Granbury High School. Students will learn basic layout and design elements, theme development, photography, and copywriting skills that go into producing a yearbook. Students must successfully complete an interview with e advisor in order to be considered for the yearbook staff. 

    Journalism Yearbook Production 2 (0169)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: None
    Business

    Students will work together as a staff to record the yearly history of Granbury High School. Students will learn basic layout and design elements, theme development, photography, and copywriting skills that go into producing a yearbook. Students must successfully complete an interview with the advisor in order to be considered for the yearbook staff. 

    Journalism Yearbook Production 3 (0170)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    PrerequisitesNone

    Business

    Students will work together as a staff to record the yearly history of Granbury High School. Students will learn basic layout and design elements, theme development, photography, and copy writing skills that go into producing a yearbook. Students must successfully complete an interview with the advisor in order to be considered for the yearbook staff.  A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12.

    Debate:

    Debate 1  (0175)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: None
    NCAA  Business

    This course is designed for competitive debate in standard forms. Curriculum includes researching current, topics for debate, organizing and structuring cases, practicing fundamental debate techniques, and effectively using the basic processes of logic and reasoning as well as advancing skills in speaking. Students will be required to attend and compete in tournaments or equivalent activities, earn membership in National Speech and Debate Association and achieve a minimum number of points toward the distinction per semester on a graded scale.

    Debate 2 (0176)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: None
     NCAA  Business

    This course is designed for competitive debate in standard forms. Curriculum includes researching current topics for debate, organizing and structuring cases, practicing fundamental debate techniques, and effectively using the basic processes of logic and reasoning as well as advancing skills in speaking. Students will be required to attend and compete in tournaments or equivalent activities, earn membership in National Speech and Debate Associate and achieve a minimum number of points toward the distinction per semester on a graded scale.

    Debate 3 (0177)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: English 1, 2 and 3 if used as a 4th English
    NCAA   Business

    This course is designed for competitive debate in standard forms. Curriculum includes researching current topics for debate, organizing and structuring cases, practicing fundamental debate techniques, and effectively using the basic processes of logic and reasoning as well as advancing skills in speaking. Students will be required to attend and compete in tournaments or equivalent activities, earn membership in National Speech and Debate Association and achieve a minimum number of points toward the distinction per semester on a graded scale.

    Debate 4 (0178)
    1 Credit - Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: None
    NCAA  Business

    This course is designed for competitive debate in standard forms. Curriculum includes researching current topics for debate, organizing and structuring cases, practicing fundamental debate techniques, and effectively using the basic processes of logic and reasoning as well as advancing skills in speaking. Students will be required to attend and compete in tournaments or equivalent activities, earn membership in National Speech and Debate Association and achieve a minimum number of points toward the distinction per semester on a graded scale. AAC limited to 1 upon completion of 4 years of Debate in grades 9-12. A limit of 1 AAC can be earned for fidelity for 4 years successful completion in grades 9-12.

     

    SAT/ACT Prep (0850)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12
    PrerequisitesNone

    Through in-depth study and practice, this course provides students with the most efficient means of developing the various verbal and math techniques needed for a successful performance on the SAT and ACT. Students will learn to use their time effectively to maximize their score. They will become familiar with the format of questions and the directions to each section. General test-taking strategies will be studied.