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https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/XLIThttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65099{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}XLITLiteracy0N/A6th;#7th;#8th;#9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#varyLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Literacy.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L80https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65158{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L80MythologyMythology focuses primarily on Greek and Roman myths, yet other cultures such as African, Native American, Asian, and Norse texts are studied at a comparative level. Background information and resources on characteristic themes of world cultures adds emphasis to the individual myths studied. The course emphasizes various myths and legends, plus a study of Homer’s epics the Iliad and/or the Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Mythology.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE2https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65164{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE2Newspaper 1Newspaper 1 teaches first year newspaper staff how to develop an action plan, conduct interviews, write journalistically competent copy and captions, take quality action and candid photographs, and complete layouts that include photos, captions, and graphic elements. Students learn to use professional technology for photo editing, videography, website management, and print layout. Students also learn how to edit and manage digital photos and media files. Students use the Internet and multimedia tools for journalistic research and publishing and study ethical usage guidelines. Students work cooperatively to set and achieve goals, organize time and tasks to meet deadlines, develop and adhere to a budget, and problem-solve in order to publish a product for a school audience. Students learn how to sell ads and raise money to raise publication funds. Students may enroll more than one year; second and third year students are eligible to become editors. In some circumstances, first year students may serve as editors with teacher permission. 10LA - LA Elective9th Grade students may take this class with advisor permission. 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Newspaper%201.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE4https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65165{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE4Newspaper 2Newspaper 2 allows students who successfully completed Newspaper 1 to continue to develop the skills and knowledge they acquired with a particular emphasis on AP style, design, and graphics. In addition to regular page assignments, Newspaper 2 students are also eligible to serve in a leadership position, either as an editor, business manager, or in some other capacity where they have additional responsibilities beyond Newspaper 1. Second year staff members who become section editors plan coverage for their section of the Newspaper, design layouts, and work closely with staff completing pages for their section. They edit and complete their section, producing pages that are ready for publication by deadline. They attend regular editor meetings, keep detailed and accurate records and lead by example, coaching first year students. Second year students who serve successfully for two or more semesters are eligible for an academic letter in Newspaper. They may take the course for a third year where they are eligible to become editor in chief. This is an elective course for technology, communication, or language arts credit.10LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Newspaper%202.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE6https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65166{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE6Newspaper 3Newspaper 3 allows students who have successfully completed Newspaper 1 and 2 to continue to develop the skills and knowledge they acquired with emphasis on planning coverage and page assignments, coaching junior staff, and advanced work with publishing technologies. In addition to regular reporting assignments, Newspaper 3 students are eligible to serve in a leadership position, such as an editor, editor‐in‐chief, or business manager. A staff member who becomes editor‐in‐ chief is in charge of all elements of news production and promotes high journalism standards. The EIC must have strong leadership skills in organization, deadlines, communication, and editing. EICs may be expected to summer work sessions. EIC duties include regularly leading the class and promoting cohesion of newspaper staff. In addition, the EIC prepares and organizes newspaper entries into local, state and national competitions. 10LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Newspaper%203.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L34https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65294{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L34Public SpeakingPublic Speaking teaches students the techniques used in informative and persuasive speaking. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and develop skills in the preparation, organization, and presentation of speeches. Students practice and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. 5LA - Communications10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Public%20Speaking.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L64https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65319{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L64Science Fiction through Literature and FilmScience Fiction explores the possibilities of potential change in the present and in the future. Students investigate technological, scientific, and sociological change through the study of current media forms, and classical and popular science fiction. Students may analyze literature for scientific accuracy and literary merit. Students explore their personal viewpoints in the area of science fiction.5LA - LA Elective9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Science%20Fiction%20through%20Literature%20and%20Film.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L100https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65335{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L100Senior Literature, Composition and CommunicationSenior Literature, Composition and Communication is a year-long course that builds on the skills learned in Eleventh Grade English Language Arts. The course includes the study of literature and nonfiction. Instruction of college preparatory writing techniques is an integral part of the curriculum. Students continue to refine their composition, reading, and speaking skills in a variety of genres and contexts. Higher-level literary and textual analysis is emphasized in class discussion, writing, and oral presentations. Students learn a variety of organizational strategies in writing and speaking as well as learning to speak and write for a variety of audiences and purposes. 10LA - LA Elective12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Senior%20Literature,%20Composition%20and%20Communication.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L35https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65439{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L35Theatre 1Theatre 1 provides a foundation in all aspects of theatre: history, play analysis, terminology, stage movement, vocal exercises, memorization, character interpretation, production principles, and selection and evaluation of plays.5LA - Communications9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo10.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Theatre%201.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L36https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65440{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L36Theatre 2Theatre 2 focuses on decision-making in writing, directing, acting, critiquing, designing and constructing performances. Students, through analysis of theatrical works and from performing, develop abilities and skills to be flexible, to solve conflicts, and to express themselves creatively. 5LA - Communications11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Theatre%202.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE8https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=65441{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE8Theatre 3Theatre 3 is an advanced study in theatre arts and production. Students develop the skills that are necessary for the successful staging of a play and apply them in a production situation. Students become acquainted with all major components of production and work with these components in a practical manner by producing a theatrical presentation.5LA - LA Elective11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Theatre%203.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L77https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64331{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L77AP English Language and Composition wtThis course prepares students for the advanced placement exam in Language and Composition. Students develop the writing and language skills required for critical and stylistic analysis. Students explore the ideas of noted philosophers and major American writers while perfecting their own writing skills. Students work to become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. This course also provides the practice for students to become flexible writers who can compose in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes. 10LA - American Lit/Comp11th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20English%20Language%20and%20Composition%20wt.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L88https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64356{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L88AP Literature and Composition wtThis course will engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students will 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, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Students will initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions and develop fundamental communication skills in order to effectively share reasoning and varied perspectives during oral presentations. This course will prepare students for the AP English examinations. 10LA - LA Elective12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Literature%20and%20Composition%20wt.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L19https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64589{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L19Creative WritingCreative Writing introduces the student to the writing of fiction, poetry, the personal narrative, drama, screenplay, and creative essay. Students analyze peer and published authors for particular stylistic devices in order to understand the writer’s skill in narration, dialogue, description, and detail. This course provides activities and projects to stimulate ideas and extend the students’ writing talent, to encourage appropriate freedom of expression, and to develop sensitivity to the power of words in the written medium. Students read their work aloud for class critique and the course introduces students to appropriate markets for publication. 5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Creative%20Writing.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L33https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64632{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L33Discussion and DebateDiscussion and Debate teaches students the techniques used in argumentation, forms of discussion, and formal debate. Students learn the fundamentals of communication and the psychology of persuasion. Skills practiced in this class are applicable to other classes and to participation in the democratic process in our communities, states, and country. The course is based on strong oral components.5LA - Communications11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANo50.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Discussion%20and%20Debate.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LA3https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64680{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LA3English Language Development 2ELD 2 emphasizes a variety of communication skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. This class will provide a necessary bridge for intermediate LEP students before they are immersed in regular Literature and Composition classes. Students will develop reading and writing skills integral to their success in subsequent literature courses.5LA - English 99th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/English%20Language%20Development%202.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE0https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64695{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE0Film LiteratureFilm Literature examines literary and artistic forms as interpreted through film. Students develop literacy, verbal, and visual analysis skills through discussion and written critiques. This course promotes an understanding of film’s historical progression, its language, its techniques, and its conscious and subliminal effects.5LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Film%20Literature.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE7https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64176{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE7Yearbook 1Yearbook 1 allows first year students to learn and practice the skills of yearbook production. First year yearbook staff learn how to develop an action plan, conduct interviews, write journalistically competent copy and captions, take quality action photographs, and complete layouts which include photos and captions, and graphic elements. Students learn to use professional graphic design and photo editing software and supporting technology and how to manage file storage and prepare those files for publication. Students learn ethical and responsible use of Internet resources and practice principles of sound journalism. Students work cooperatively to set and achieve goals, organize time and tasks to meet deadlines, develop and adhere to a budget, and problem‐solve in order to publish a product for a school audience. Students may enroll more than one year; second and third year students are eligible to become editors or editors in chief. In some circumstances, first year students may serve as editors with teacher permission. This is an elective course for practical experience/computer, or language arts credit. 10LA - LA Elective9th Grade students may take this class with advisor permission. 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Yearbook%201.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64177{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE11Yearbook 2Yearbook 2 allows students who successfully completed Yearbook 1 to continue to develop the skills and knowledge they acquired with a particular emphasis on AP style, design, and graphics. In addition to regular page assignments, Yearbook 2 students are also eligible to serve in a leadership position, either as an editor, business manager, or in some other capacity where they have additional responsibilities beyond Yearbook 1. Second year staff members who become section editors plan coverage for their section of the yearbook, design layouts, and work closely with staff completing pages for their section. They edit and complete their section, producing pages that are ready for publication by deadline. They attend regular editor meetings, keep detailed and accurate records and lead by example, coaching first year students. Second year students who serve successfully for two or more semesters are eligible for an academic letter in Yearbook. They may take the course for a third year where they are eligible to become editor in chief. 10LA - LA Elective10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Yearbook%202.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/LE12https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64178{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}LE12Yearbook 3Yearbook 3 allows students who successfully completed Yearbook 1 and 2 to continue to develop all the skills and knowledge they acquired with a particular emphasis on planning a ladder, theme development and design, coverage and page assignments, proof-editing and page submission. In addition to regular page assignments, Yearbook 3 students are also eligible to serve in a leadership position, either as an editor, editor-in-chief, business manager, or in some other capacity beyond Yearbook 1. A third year staff member who becomes editor-in-chief is in charge of all aspects of yearbook production from the development of the theme and cover, to the final distribution. It is crucial that this person has strong leadership skills including being well organized, a strong communicator, an expert editor, and a fanatic when it comes to meeting deadlines. EICs may be expected to attend a summer Yearbook work session to develop the theme of the book before school starts in the fall. EICs duties include regularly leading the class and promoting the cohesion of Yearbook staff. EICs work closely with the yearbook adviser and section editors on every aspect of Yearbook production. In addition, the EIC prepares and organizes Yearbook entries into local, state and national competitions. Third year students who serve successfully for two or more semesters are eligible for an academic letter in Yearbook. This is an elective course for practical experience/computer, communication or language arts credit. 10LA - LA Elective11th;#12th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Yearbook%203.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64188{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L119th Grade English Language Arts Advanced wtNinth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informational, literary, and persuasive texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts from American and world cultures. Students read novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write in a variety of styles with a focus on structure, vocabulary, and writing mechanics. In addition, students engage in a variety of discussions and oral presentations, as well as research and reasoning tasks, and the research process. This course has more depth and complexity and the pace is faster than Ninth Grade English Language Arts. 10LA - English 99th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/9th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts%20Advanced%20wt.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L08https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64192{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L089th Grade English Language ArtsNinth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informational, literary, and persuasive texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts from American and world cultures. Students read novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write in a variety of styles with a focus on structure, vocabulary, and writing mechanics. In addition, students engage in a variety of discussions and oral presentations, as well as research and reasoning tasks, and the research process. 10LA - English 99th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/9th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L16https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64196{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L1610th Grade English Language Arts Advanced wtTenth Grade English Language Arts Advanced focuses on comprehension and composition of informative, literary, and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on craft and structure for different audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations, as well as the research process. This course has more depth and complexity and the pace is faster than Tenth Grade English Language Arts. Summer reading is required preparation for this class. 10LA - World Lit/Comp10th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/10th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts%20Advanced%20wt.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L27https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64200{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2710th Grade English Language ArtsTenth Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension and composition of informative, literary and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of complex texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on the craft and structure of writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. .10LA - World Lit/Comp10th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/10th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx
https://brh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/language-arts/L20https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=64208{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L2011th Grade English Language ArtsEleventh Grade English Language Arts focuses on comprehension, synthesis, and composition of informative, literary, and argumentative texts, as well as on speaking, listening, research, and critical reasoning skills. This course exposes students to a variety of texts, such as novels, short stories, plays, essays, poems, and nonfiction. Students write with a focus on refining craft and structure for different audiences and purposes. In addition, students engage in discussions and oral presentations. 10LA - American Lit/Comp11th;#1 yearLanguage ArtsN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/11th%20Grade%20English%20Language%20Arts.docx