English Language Skills

Durham high school students will learn the following English skills:

  • Reading

    • Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development

    • Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials)

    • Literary Response and Analysis

  • Writing

    • Writing Strategies

    • Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)

  • Written & Oral English Language Conventions

  • Listening & Speaking

    • Listening & Speaking Strategies

    • Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)

State Standards

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Click a link to view academic content standards for English Language, adopted by the California State Board of Education: