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English Department

English Language Arts (ELA)

ELA is an intensive course in reading and writing applications designed to enhance communication skills in the interpretation and expression of academic English.  Under the guidelines of the Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools, ELA course curriculum reflects expectations of academic competence related, but not limited to narration, explanation, argumentation, or informative description.  In addition, classroom activities promote collaborative engagement in both spoken and written academic discourse so as to stimulate and challenge your ability to think, speak, read, and write with critical acuity.

The focus of ELA involves the comprehension and application of techniques in the management of reading and writing strategies, wherein the ultimate goal is to proficiently demonstrate spoken academic English language conventions through various formal oral presentations, as well as written conventions through the composition of major essays and/or research papers. Each essay will include a minimum of 500 words. A research paper consists of no less than 1500 words. 

Academic Vocabulary

 

Accurate

Accommodate

Action verb

Active voice

Aesthetic

Allegory

Ambiguity

Anticipate

Analytical

Analyze

Appropriate

Appropriate modifiers

Argument

Articulate

Assess

Autobiography

Bias

Biography

Central idea

Character

Character foil

Characterization

Character traits

Citation

Clause

 

Coherence

Comedy

Communicate

Compare

Complexity

Composition

Comprehension

Comprehensiveness

Concrete

Connotative

Consistent

Contradiction

Contrast

Contribute

Convey

Convention

Conventional

Credibility

Critique Definition

Demonstrate

Denotative

Derivations

Describe

Dialogue

Diction

 

Direct quotation

Discrepancy

Distinctive

Distinguish

Drama

Dramatic monologue

Effective

Elaboration

Elicit

Employ

Etymology

Evidence

Evaluation

Examine

Expectation

Expository

Extend

External conflict

Figurative language

Flashback

Focus

Foreshadow

Formality

Format

 

Functional document

Genre

Generalization

Generate

Graphic

Header

Highlight

Historical significance

Hypothesis

Identify

Imagery

Impact

Impression

Incongruity

Influence

Information

Integrate

Interactions

Interior monologue

Interpret

Internal conflict

In-text citation

Incident

Irony

Knowledge

Legible

 

Literal

Literature

Logic

Main character

Maintain

Medium

Misunderstanding

Origin

MLA

Modifier

Mood

Motivation

Mythology

Narration

Narrative

Notation

Nuance

Organize

Pace

Parallel structure

Paraphrase

Passive voice

Perceive

Persona

Perspective

 

Persuasive

Phrase

Plot

Potential

Precise

Primary source

Procedures

Punctuation

Purpose

Readability

Recipients

Recognize

Reference

Relate

Relationship

Relevant

Report

Revision

Scenario

Scenes

Sensory details

Sequence

Significance

Specifications

Soliloquy

 

Sources

Structure

Style

Subordinate

Subordination

Sustain

Subtlety

Symbolism

Syntax

Synthesize

Technical directions

Technology

Text

Theme

Thesis

Tone

Tragedy

Theme

Usage

Value

Voice

Visual aid

Word choice

Verb tense