ENG001: English Foundations I

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students build and reinforce foundational reading, writing, and basic academic skills needed for success in high school. Through carefully paced, guided instruction and graduated reading levels, students improve reading comprehension and strategies, focusing on literacy development at the critical stage between decoding and making meaning from text. Instruction and practice in writing skills help students develop their composition skills in a variety of formats. Formative assessments identify areas of weakness, lessons are prescribed to improve performance, and summative assessments track progress and skill development. If needed, students can continue their remediation of reading and writing skills with English Foundations II.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

Teacher/school counselor recommendation

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Course Outline

SEMESTER ONE

Unit 1: Basic Concepts

Students review and practice:

  • Main Ideas
  • Syllables
  • Story Details
  • Word Families
  • Sequencing and Classifying
  • Descriptions
  • Verb Usage
  • Details
  • Noun Identification

Unit 2: Fact and Opinion

Students review and practice:

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Cause and Effect
  • Information
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Five W Questions
  • Sentences Defined
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Word Order in Sentences
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • Sentence Flaws
  • Punctuating Complete Sentences
  • Paragraph Types
  • Developing Topic Sentences
  • Ideas and Opinions

Unit 3: Summarizing

Students review and practice:

  • Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • Compound Words
  • Capitalization
  • Contractions
  • Special Uses of Capitalization 
  • Compound Words: A Review
  • Ending Punctuation 
  • Questions and Exclamations
  • Commas
  • Simple and Compound Sentences
  • Commas in Series
  • Order Within Paragraphs
  • Apostrophes

Unit 4: Summarizing in Different Subjects

Students review and practice:

  • Reading Strategies: Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Prewriting
  • Linking Verbs 
  • Writing Drafts
  • Transitive Verbs
  • Forming Contractions
  • Conjunctions

Unit 5: Inferences

Students review and practice:

  • Inferences
  • Feelings and Motives
  • Sensory Words
  • Figurative Language
  • Context Clues
  • Pronouns
  • Homophones and Homographs
  • Pronoun Cases
  • Revising the Draft
  • The Importance of Proofreading
  • Publishing

Unit 6: Purpose in Writing

Students review and practice:

  • Point of View
  • Journals
  • Purpose in Writing
  • Letters
  • Objective Pronouns
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Personal Pronouns

Unit 7: Genre in Literature

Students review and practice:

  • Story Elements and Setting
  • Titles
  • Understanding Narrative and Expository
  • Story Endings
  • Connotation and Denotation
  • Narratives
  • Tricky Words
  • Adjectives 
  • Adjectives as Articles
  • Adverbs

Unit 8: Reading Strategies

Students review and practice:

  • Main Ideas and Supporting Details 
  • Asking Important Details
  • Words and Pictures
  • Figurative Language
  • Structure of Stories
  • Outcomes and Conclusions

SEMESTER TWO

Unit 1: Main Ideas

Students review and practice:

  • Main Ideas and Details
  • Organizing Paragraphs
  • Pronunciation and Syllables
  • Descriptions
  • Action Verbs
  • Sequencing/Classifying
  • Root Words
  • Details
  • Nouns 
  • Predicting Outcomes
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes

Unit 2: Developing Writing Skills

Students review and practice:

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Writing Short Reports
  • Cause and Effect
  • Identifying Subjects and Predicates
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Problem Sentences
  • Simple and Compound Sentences
  • Five W Questions
  • Ending Punctuation
  • Newspaper Stories
  • Punctuating Special Sentences
  • Identifying Sentence Types

Unit 3: Summarizing

Students review and practice:

  • Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • Brainstorming 
  • Narrowing a Topic
  • Compound Words
  • Simple and Compound Sentences
  • Abbreviations
  • Capitalizing Special Words
  • Dialog Punctuation
  • Characterization
  • Figurative Language 
  • Punctuating Appositives
  • Commas and Semicolons
  • Literary Conventions

Unit 4: Summarizing in Different Subjects

Students review and practice:

  • Reading Strategies: Math
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Writing Strategies
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  • Reading Strategies: Science
  • Revising
  • Linking Verbs
  • Contractions
  • Reading Strategies: Social Studies
  • Conjunctions
  • Adjectives

Unit 5: Inferences

Students review and practice:

  • Prior Knowledge
  • Sensory Words
  • Imagery
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Paragraphs
  • Topics and Details
  • Multiple Meanings
  • Context Clues
  • Pronouns 
  • Homonyms and Homophones
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Nominative Pronouns
  • Various Pronoun Uses
  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Adverbs

Unit 6: Purpose in Writing

Students review and practice:

  • Point of View
  • Journals
  • Purpose in Writing
  • Letters
  • Punctuation Usage
  • Colons
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Story Starters
  • Prepositional Pronouns
  • Adverbial Forms

Unit 7: Genre in Literature

Students review and practice:

  • Story Elements
  • Titles
  • Literary Forms
  • Narratives
  • Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Connotation and Denotation
  • Personal Narratives
  • Reality and Fantasy
  • Folktales and Fables
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling