COMMUNICATION ARTS EMBEDDED CREDIT
 

As students face increasing graduation requirements, it is becoming more difficult for them to include career and technical training in their high school schedules. In an effort to keep this opportunity open to as many students as possible, Northland Career Center has an embedded credit English IV program. As part of their career and technical program, students will have the opportunity to earn ½ English credit for each year they attend the Career Center.

 

This NCC English credit will be embedded within the regular schedule of the program (5-6 morning or afternoon sessions per semester.) Lessons and projects will be geared toward improving English skills that will make students more successful for a future career in that particular program. Therefore, plans will include significant input from course instructors while being aligned with standards from the Common Core.

 

Using this approach, the following power standards will be addressed:

 

   Reading

    Ex. Becoming more proficient at technical reading

   Writing

    Ex. Preparing resumes and career-related written communication

   Research

    Ex. Looking into innovations within the career field

   Language

    Ex. Working on basics of grammar, punctuation, spelling and capitalization for professional communication purposes

   Vocabulary

    Ex. Becoming more adept at using career-related terminology in written and oral communication

   Presentation

    Ex. Sharing ideas and information with peers and other audiences

 

The English credit is an added benefit, not added assignments. As these lessons are part of each program, they are required, not optional. If you have any questions regarding this English credit, please dont hesitate to contact me at 858-5505. I look forward to working with you in the new school year.

 

 

 

Sara Price

Communication Arts Instructor/Certified English Teacher

prices@platteco.k12.mo.us

 
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