The English Department at Ketterer Charter School is committed to providing an educational experience that is rigorous, individualized and that maximizes educational opportunity for each and every student enrolled in the Charter School. Curriculum is aligned to the PA core and each student who attends Ketterer Charter is provided with Title 1 ELA support on a daily basis.

ELA Department Curriculum Team Leader- Kristen Hahn
Missy Hoak
Karie Wilson
Robert Fetter
Sharon Hayden
Stephanie Sucke
Josie Shepard

The ELA Department Will:

  • Ensure that all students have a solid foundation in writing
  • Provide all students with opportunities to enhance their communication and critical thinking skills
  • Promote student achievement through rigorous, standards aligned curriculum
  • Create a learning environment for writing and speaking that is safe, inviting and productive
  • Enable students to acquire the necessary language arts skills to be successful in post-secondary education as well as in the workplace
  • Arm all students with higher-order thinking skills in the areas of reading, writing, and critical analysis
  • Be sure to emphasize the positive, because the negative is often easier to deliver and to believe

Textbook/Resources:

TextbookTeacher EditionStudent Edition
English Middle School (9) Collections 2015 Holt, Mifflin, HarcourtISBN: 0-544-08709-7
 ISBN-13: 9780544087095ISBN: 0-544-09100-0 
ISBN-13: 9780544091009
English High School (11) Collections 2015 Holt, Mifflin, HarcourtISBN: 0-544-08714-3
 ISBN-13: 9780544087149ISBN: 0-544-08806-9 
ISBN-13: 9780544088061

Course Descriptions

Speech

  • ID: 1395

Speech communication is a communication based course designed to develop students’ communication skills through activities and public speaking exercises that…

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ELA Lab

  • ID: 1393

ELA lab courses are designed with the focus of assisting students in developing ELA skills to support their English class…

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Creative Writing

  • ID: 1390

Creative Writing combines lessons in short stories, poetry, and newspapers and is designed to help students explore the many elements…

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English Composition

  • ID: 1389

English Composition is a writing intensive course designed to develop students’ abilities to think, organize, and express their ideas clearly…

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English Literature

  • ID: 1386

High School English Literature combines skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and is designed to help students explore the…

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SAT Prep

  • ID: 1378

The SAT Prep course is a semester course divided into two quarters. One quarter consists of instruction pertaining to the…

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English (Middle School)

  • ID: 963

Middle School English provides students with a foundation for reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It focuses on remediation in…

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English (High School)

  • ID: 961

High School English combines skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and is designed to fulfill the needs of  the…

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