English 1 addresses strategies for reading comprehension, recognition of text structure in exposure and narrative, comprehension of different genres of text, and the steps for writing an essay and applying the five-step writing process. The course also addresses basic skills in grammar, punctuation, word usage, spelling, vocabulary, and research and explains how to punctuate and manipulate sentences to produce more effective writing. Furthermore, the course provides instruction on the following: how to give speeches; how to participate in group discussions; how to view informational text and fine art; and how to read and write business documents. Additionally, students learn prefixes, roots, suffixes, word origins, and analogies to aid in vocabulary acquisition. Finally, students learn the basics about how to write research papers, including using the Internet for research.
This full unit course is self-contained with no additional textbook or print materials.
There are 2 graded discussion boards, 7 projects and 18 examinations in English 1 (online).