Learning List has reviewed several of Odysseyware’s high school English language arts products, including English I, English II, English III, and English IV and the “Fundamentals” version of each course (e.g. English I Fundamentals). Each product supports year-long instruction in self-paced and credit-recovery programs and blended learning environments. [Read more…]
- English I (Texas Edition) covers the short story, literary non-fiction, epic poetry, drama, the novel, and poetry, as well as grammar and writing skills.
- English II (Texas Edition) is organized in thematic units (e.g., “Coming of Age) that integrate instruction in literary genres (e.g., the novel, poetry), literary non-fiction, grammar, and writing skills.
- English III (Texas Edition) is organized in chronological units that address themes related to the development of American literature (e.g., “American Romanticism”). Units integrate instruction in literary genres (e.g., the novel, poetry), literary non-fiction, grammar, and writing skills.
- English IV (Texas Edition) is organized in chronological units that address themes related to the development of Western world literature (e.g., “The Individual and Society”). Units integrate instruction in literary genres (e.g., the novel, poetry), literary non-fiction, grammar, and writing skills.
The Fundamentals version of each course focus on reading comprehension and composition skills, grammar and usage, literature studies (e.g., drama, poetry), speaking and listening skills, and special topics, such as internet research. Fundamentals courses were not created to address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
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