Course Description: This course will focus on improving writing skills, reading comprehension, using basic grammar, listening, and speaking in content areas. We will use the 21st Century Skills to master the English language so students can succeed in work and life in the 21st century. We will focus on four elements:

    ·        Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

    ·        Learning and Innovation Skills

    ·        Information, Media, and Technology Skills

    ·        Life and Career Skills


    Since R.J. Reynolds High School is a magnet school for the Visual and Performing Arts, the ESL core curriculum will be integrated with the arts.


    The name of the textbooks, that we will use, are Shining Star B and "Shining Star C".

    Each textbook has six units. In each unit we will learn vocabulary, reading strategies, literary elements, grammar, writing, phonics, spelling, and many other things.