English Competencies

English is truly embedded across all disciplines. In addition to regular reflection and written documentation of all subject areas, the English Competencies are documented through a Combination of Essential Knowledge requirements and Phase Checklist items.

Across all the Phases, the English Competencies include:
20 College and Career Bound Reading Projects

For each Phase, the English Competencies are comprised of:
Competent End Of Days
5 College/Career Bound Reading Projects
Writing Portfolio
Research Paper/Project
4 Reading Logs
2 Exhibitions, minimum
Gateway Portfolio
Gateway Exhibition
4 Audience Assessments

Phase 3 English credit includes 25 pages of Autobiography and College Essay draft.
Phase 4 English credit includes completion of 100 page Autobiography and Graduation Research Project (in place of Research Paper/Project)

The specific Competencies related to these items include:

20 College and Career Bound Reading Projects
  • Reading: Literature
    • Key Ideas and Details
    • Craft and Structure
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Reading:Informational Text
    • Key Ideas and Details
    • Craft and Structure
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity


Competent End Of Days
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.


Writing Portfolio
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Compile research to build and present knowledge from a variety of credible sources, integrating information to support analysis and reflection.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.


Research Paper/Project
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Compile research to build and present knowledge from a variety of credible sources, integrating information to support analysis and reflection.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.
  • Reading:Informational Text
    • Key Ideas and Details
    • Craft and Structure
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity


4 Reading Logs


Quarterly Exhibitions


Gateway Portfolio
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Compile research to build and present knowledge from a variety of credible sources, integrating information to support analysis and reflection.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.


Gateway Exhibition


4 Audience Assessments


Autobiography
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.


College Essay draft.
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Compile research to build and present knowledge from a variety of credible sources, integrating information to support analysis and reflection.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.


Graduation Research Project
  • Reading:Informational Text
    • Key Ideas and Details
    • Craft and Structure
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Writing
    • Compose using multiple text types and purposes, including arguments to support claims, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives to develop real or imagined events.
    • Produce clear and coherent writing, using appropriate organization and style through planning and revision.
    • Compile research to build and present knowledge from a variety of credible sources, integrating information to support analysis and reflection.
    • Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.
  • Speaking and Listening
    • Comprehension and Collaboration
    • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Language
    • Conventions of standard English
    • Knowledge of Language
    • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use