Mr. Bill Chavis/wchavis@amherst.k12.va.us/Room 113 Ext. 30821

 

English 2012-2013 

 Schedule:

1st:    SOL Remediation

2nd:  English 11 Inclusion-Ms. Ellis

3rd:   Planning

4th:   English 11

5th:   English 11 Inclusion-Ms.Ellis

6th:  English 11 Inclusion- Ms. Ellis

7th:  English 11

Important Dates:

EOC SOL Reading Test:  May 7
Interims:  April 28-May 2
Textbooks:  (A) Elements of Literature  (B) Language Network*
                    (C) Literature and Language * (D)  Scholastic Scope Literature*
                     *Texts B, C, and D are classroom sets. 

Weekly Lesson Plans   

April 21-25

Mon.:  Review idioms on the Smart Board for the SOL EOC Reading Test.  Literary terms quiz. Begin A Raisin in the Sun with an information search that students will complete.  Choose parts and begin Act I, Scene I in Tex C, pp. 844+.

Tues.:  All classes report to the Science Lab to do practice SOL reading questions from My Portaportal on the Tami Maloney site.  All tests are interactive.

Wed.:  Review fact/opinion for the SOL Reading Test with a worksheet for students to complete.  Go over the worksheet in class.  Continue reading Act I, Scene 1 from A Raisin in the Sun, pp. 845-861.  Homework:  Complete a worksheet on Latin roots.

Thurs.:  Go over the worksheet on Latin roots and view the types of questions that may be asked on the SOL Reading test on the Smart Board.  Also, review inferences, give a sample exercise, and go over in class .Continue reading Act I, Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun, pp. 845-861 in Text C.

Fri.:  Give worksheet on the four types of writing styles (expository,  persuasive,descriptive, and narrative) as an SOL Reading review, and go over in class.  Finish Act I, Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun from Text C, pp. 845-861.

April 28-May 2

Mon.:  Give "Paired Passage" exercise and go over in class.  Begin Act I Scene 2 of A Raisin in the Sun, pp. 861-871, in Text C.

Tues.:  All classes report to the Science Lab to do the Practice Item Guide for the EOC Reading Test.  When students finish, they will log on to the Tami Maloney site and do an interactive SOL reading test.

Wed.:  Do SOL Reading questions from a poem called "The Eagle" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and go over in class.  Finish Act I of A Raisin in the Sun and give a quiz.

Thurs.:  Give a sample SOL Reading Test and go over the questions in class.  Begin Act I, Scene I of A Raisin in the Sun from Text C, pp. 874-883.

Fri.:  Give an inference worksheet and go over in class.  Also, review possible literary terms for the SOL Reading Test on theSmart Board (understatement, overstatement, paradox, etc.)  Finish Act II, Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Syllabus for English 11 Standard and Inclusion  

Teachers:        Mr. Chavis, Ms. Ellis(Inclusion )
 
Textbooks:      Elements of Literature 11 and Language Network 11
 
Course Description:    This course will provide students with instruction in the
                                         following areas: reading/American literature, the elements
                                         of proper grammar and punctuation, composition, research,
                                        and oral language.
 
Course Objectives:    1.  Prepare for the SOL writing and reading tests.
                                       2.  Study the history of American literature.
                                       3.  Study grammar and usage problems.
                                       4.  Utilize correct capitalization and punctuation.
                                       5.  Write in various modes: persuasive, narrative, expository, and
                                          descriptive.
                                      6. Utilize research skills.
                                      7. Read and analyze informational materials.
                                      8. Deliver an oral presentation.
 
Units of study:             A. Collection 1:           “Encounters and Foundations”
(literature)                    B. Collection 2:           “American Romanticism”
                                      C. Collection 3:          “Transcendentalism”
                                      D. Collection 4:          “The Rise of Realism”
                                      E. Collection 5:           “The Moderns”
                                      F. Collection 6:           “Contemporary Literature”
 
Units of Study:           A. Capitalization and Punctuation
(writing skills)           B. Sentence   Fragments and Run-on Sentences
                                    C. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
                                    E. Usage Problems
                                    F. Sentence Redundancy
                                    G. Sentence Parallelism
                                    H. Composition and Research
 
Materials:                   Pen or pencil, paper, textbook, and notebook are required each day.
 
Grading:                    The standard grading scale for the school will be used.
                                    Homework:     10%                 Units Tests and Compositions:        35%
                                    Daily Work:      35%                Nine Week Assessment:                    20%
 
Classroom                All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at
Behavior:                   all times. Any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Students are
                                    not allowed to talk while the teacher or another student is speaking. You
                                    are also required to stay awake and be attentive.
 
Make-up Work:          When a student is absent, it is his or her responsibility to make up work
                                    and ask about the material that was missed.