PTHS Curriculum Guide 2024-2025


APPLIED ENGLISH (762, 763) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

Applied English is a course designed to improve the student's performance in written communication using activities and curriculum that focus on basic grammar, sentence structure, spelling and proofreading skills. In addition, the course places an emphasis on the SRA Reasoning and Writing Curriculum, plot development, poetry and theme writing. It is designed to build vocabulary and comprehensive skills by exploring a variety of literature.

READING ESSENTIALS (770-771) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

Reading Essentials is a course designed to provide students with a variety of activities in reading instruction. This goal is to help students increase their current reading level. Direct instruction of content is provided and all instruction is individualized based on placement assessments. Emphasis is on reading decoding, fluency, and understanding. The course utilizes SRA Decoding levels A-C and Literacy Strategies. While the first semester focuses primarily on improving decoding skills and reading fluency, the second semester emphasis is on applying these skills to reading short stories and novels while building comprehension.

TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH (764, 765) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

Transitional English is a course that meets an English requirement for the student with an IEP. The class is generally taken at the same time as English I to enhance the probability of success through pre-teaching, re-teaching, and the use of research-based curricula. The class focuses upon improving student performance in reading comprehension, writing skills, and oral communication.


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