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Welcome to the English Department!

English Department

English News

  • The English Department welcomes Mr. Matt Ridenour back to Campolindo after a brief sojourn to Las Lomas High School!

English Courses

  • English 1
    English 1 focuses on the study of fiction and non-fiction/informational reading materials, including novels, short stories, plays, essays, poetry, and informational documents. There is an emphasis on the writing process, the development of listening and speaking skills, and vocabulary development. To access a course overview and a list of core and supplementary texts click HERE 
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 9
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    English 2
    English 2 focuses on the more advanced study of fiction and non-fiction/informational reading materials, including novels, short stories, plays, essays, poetry, and informational documents. There is an emphasis on the writing process, the development of listening and speaking skills, and vocabulary. To access a course overview and a list of core and supplementary texts click HERE
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 10
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: English 1
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    English 3
    English 3 focuses on the advanced study of traditional and contemporary American Literature and nonfiction/informational reading materials. There is an emphasis on writing, including response to literature, and reflective writing. Students will also develop speaking, listening and vocabulary skills. To access a course overview and a list of core and supplementary texts click HERE
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 11
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: English 2
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    English 3 Honors
    Honors English 3 focuses on the advanced study of traditional and contemporary American Literature and non-fiction/informational reading materials. This course provides additional depth of study in the development of advanced writing, analysis, and literary criticism skills beyond that required within the English 3 curriculum. Students will also develop advanced speaking, listening, and vocabulary skills. 
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 11
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: English 2
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    English 4
    English 4 focuses on the advanced study of world literature and non-fiction, and prepares students for the rigor of college-level reading and writing. The course includes extensive writing, analysis of text, and literary criticism, as well as the development of speaking, listening and vocabulary skills. To access a course overview and a list of core and supplementary texts click HERE
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 12
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: English 3
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    AP English Literature
    AP English Literature is designed to provide students with the abilities needed to be successful at the university level as skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. This course also develops skilled writers who can compose for a variety of purposes.
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 12
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: English 3
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

    Journalism 1-3
    Journalism students will expand their English/Language Arts and visual arts skills through creating and publishing the school newspaper. Students are required to write monthly assignments for the newspaper and other class projects. They practice varied forms of journalistic writing including news, features, and sports stories, as well as reviews and editorials. Students learn laws and ethical standards related to journalism. In the process of writing their stories, laying out newspaper pages, and designing advertising, students learn to use specialized software for word processing, page layout, and graphic design. This course is designed for students who are interested in refining their writing skills as well as exploring careers in journalism. If the school site offers this course as an ROP course, the student must be in 16 in order to enroll.
    Units: 10
    Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
    Preferred Previous Course of Study: Journalism 1: English 1 and teacher approval; Journalism 2: Journalism 1 and teacher approval; Journalism 3: Journalism 2 and teacher approval
    UC/CSU Approved? - Yes
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