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8205 Hwy. 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Phone: 541-883-6699
Fax: 541-273-8763
Contact: Joe Tacchini
Email: tacchinij@kcsd.k12. . .


Language Arts - Reading/Writing

READING COMPREHENSION (READ 045):
Credits: .5
 
This course will identify important strategies to assist students in understanding and remembering what they have read.  It will help students improve their reading speed and comprehension through carefully designed exercises.  Fluency and vocabulary will be included with comprehensive skills.  8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.
 
SPEED READING (READ 041):
Credits: .5
 
This course teaches skills for effectively increasing reading speed, while at the same time increasing comprehension.  5 lessons, 5 assignment submissions, all computer graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.
 
Note: Students provide a novel of their choice form the guidelines given.
 
Required Text: Freedom Train
 
 
CREATIVE WRITING (WRIT 045)
Credits: .5
 
Write fiction by learning and using the elements of creative writing; plot, character development, dialogue, description, scene, transition, and point of view.  Two short stories are required.   9 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (7 computer graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.
 
JOURNALISM (WRIT 049)
Credits: .5
 
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of modern journalism: reporting, interviewing, writing techniques, censorship issues, page design, and broadcast journalism.  8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions (6 computer graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.
 
Note: a portfolio folder is required.
 
 
TECHNICAL WRITING (WRIT 043)
Credits: .5
 
This course is designed to help students write to convey information clearly, concisely, and accurately; to experience comprehensive editing and copy editing; and to write instructions and memos.  This course will also help students improve their writing style.   7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions (5 computer graded [Speedback] assignments, 2 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.
 
WRITING POETRY; Becoming a Bard
Credits: .5
 
Learn how poets use language devices of sound, sensory images, figurative expressions, and musical rhythms to share their insights through word art. This course is designed to improve and enhance studentsí own poetic skills by teaching them to use these devices.  Experiment with traditional formats with many free-verse styles.  7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions (6 computer graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.


 

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