Caledonia High School

10th, 11th & 12th Grade
Curriculum

2011-12

Special Education


 
 
 

Special Education

Learning Strategies 10 A,B,C
Learning Strategies 11 A,B,C


Learning Strategies 12 A,B,C
Personal Adjustment Teen LeadershipLearning Strategies (Kuppler)



Learning Strategies Language Arts 10 A, B, C
1 1/2 Credits 3 Trimesters (1/2 credit per trimester)
Grade: 10
Elective Course
Prerequisite: Student Services Office Approval Learning

Strategies Language Arts is a class designed to support students to be successful in school and plan for a successful transition from high school. Students will work on grammar skills which align with the 10th grade curriculum. They will also focus on Reading Comprehension packets which will provide them with practice for the ACT test. In addition, students will practice reading fluently and decoding and discuss current events in their community. Students will also explore characteristics of effective high school students and learn how to advocate with and talk to teachers. This course may also explore conflict management, personal wellness, and transitional planning while preparing students to take the ACT. Students will also have an opportunity to receive support with composition skills and written assignments from other classes. Student work time must be used wisely or students will be given appropriate work to do. This class may be taken for one, two or three trimesters of the tenth grade year.

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Learning Strategies Language Arts 11 A, B, C
1 1/2 Credits - 3 Trimesters (1/2 credit per trimester)
Grade: 11
Elective Class
Prerequisite: Student Services Office Approval

Learning Strategies Language Arts is a class designed to support students to be successful in school and plan for a successful transition from high school. Students will work on ACT practice writing and reading tests and learn test taking tips for taking the ACT. They will work on grammar skills that align with the 11th grade curriculum. This course may also explore conflict management, personal wellness, and transitional planning while preparing students to take the ACT. In addition to providing a class where students can improve their skills in decision-making and effective communication, students will also have an opportunity to receive support with composition skills and written assignments from other classes. Student work time must be used wisely or students will be given appropriate work to do. This class may be taken for one, two, or three trimesters of the eleventh year.

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Learning Strategies 12 Language Arts A, B, C
1 Credits 3 Trimesters
Grade: 12
Elective Course
Prerequisite: Student Services Office Approval

Learning Strategies Language Arts is a class designed to support students to be successful in English classes and plan for a successful transition from high school. This course will also engage students to improve reading comprehension, reading decoding, and written expression through reading and writing activities and assignments. In addition to providing a class where students can improve their skills in decision-making and effective communication, students will also have an opportunity to receive support with composition skills and written assignments from other classes after Learning Strategy assignments are completed. Students should plan to come to this class with general education coursework started and use Learning Strategy time to get support. This class may be taken for one, two, or three trimesters of the twelfth grade year.

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Personal Adjustment Teen Leadership
1/2 Credit - 1 Trimester (student may take more than one trimester if deemed needed by staff)
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Elective Course
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

This course will help the student develop leadership, business, and professional skills in a nurturing environment. Students will also strengthen their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and learn skills that will be beneficial in adult life. Throughout this course students will focus on accepting responsibility for their actions, self-awareness skills, time management skills, conflict resolution skills and working cooperatively in groups or pairs. Students will also investigate the areas of self-awareness, self-concept and empathy.

Personal Adjustment is a highly interactive class. Students will gain knowledge by doing, and strengthen their self-confidence by learning how to speak publicly and present and share ideas with peers. Daily journals and writing assignments/projects make up a portion of the course as well. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in field trips and volunteer projects. If a student gives 100% to the course he/she will be incredibly successful, not only in personal adjustment teen leadership, but for the rest of his/her life!

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Learning Strategies (Kuppler)
½ Credit, offered 3 Trimesters
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Elective Credit
Prerequisite: Student Services Office Approval

This course will help students transition into the high school successfully. Students will learn to become independent learners. Students will explore characteristics of effective high school students and learn how to advocate with and talk to teachers. Students will understand and use their learning styles to do well in high schools classes. Students will practice journal writing activities and have some team building opportunities. Students will also work on conflict resolution skills and social skills in a group setting and one-onone with staff. The course will provide student work time and re-teaching opportunities. Student work time must be used wisely or students will be given appropriate work to do. Students will continue with transition planning and goal setting to prepare for high school graduation.

The first part of the class will be spent working on different strategies (i.e. test taking, sentence writing, paragraphs/essays) and/or reading and discussing (either individually, with a partner, in small group, or with staff). Students will then demonstrate understanding by completing comprehension questions in a written format or orally. Time will be allotted for working on individual goals, objectives and transition plans. The second portion of class will be set aside for students to use as a study period. Students will have the opportunity to complete assignments from other macros and organize their work materials. It will also provide them with one-on-one assistance by staff and/or peers. Students will also have special projects as well as individual assignments to complete throughout the trimester.

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