Textbooks: (A) Elements of Literature* (B) Language Network* (C) Literature and Language* (D) Scholastic Scope Literature*
*Texts A,B, C, and D are classroom sets.
Mon: All classes report to the Science Lab to take the practice EOC Reading test from the DOE web site. 11.3,11.4,11.5
Tues: Go over the practice EOC Reading test from the DOE web site in class. 11.3,11.4,11.5 Show mini bio of William Faulkner on You Tube (3:54). From The Adaptive Reader, read/discuss Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," pp. 160-165. 11.4a,b,c,d
Wed: Warmup: Review idioms from the Smart Board with a worksheet; go over in class. 11.4e Review "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner with a 3:23 You Tube video and give a quiz on the selection. 11.4a,b,c,d (Per. 2 review for the final assessment) 11.3,11.4, 11.5
Thurs: (2nd Period students report to the Science Lab to take their final assessment test. After the assessment, pass students a review sheet for Friday's literature test and go over 11.3,11.4,11.5.) Periods 1, 3, 4, and 6 review for a literature test on Faulkner, Fitzgerald, O. Henry, Quiroga, and Hemingway with an A-Z review in groups. 11.3,11.4,11.5 Begin a drama of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun with a 9:09 You Tube video on the author. Choose parts and begin reading/discussing Act I Scene 1 of the drama, pp. 845+ in Text C 11.4i
Fri: Give a literature test with discussion on the first half of the unit on Modernism. 11.3,11.4,11.5 Continue reading/discussing Act I, Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun, pp 845+ in Text C. 11.4i
April 27-May 1
Mon: Warmup: From the Va SOL Coach, do SOL reading questions 18-26 from The Call of the Wild and go over in class. 11.4/11.5 Continue reading/discussing Act I Scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun from Text C, pp. pp. 845-861. 11.4i
Tues: Warmup: Explain, give a worksheet on inferences, and go over in class. 11.4k Finish reading/discussing Act I, Scene I of A Raisin in the Sun, p. 845-861 in Text C. 11,4i
Wed: Warmup: Give fact/opinion SOL worksheets and go over in class.11.4e Finish reading/discussing Act I Scene I of A Raisin in the Sun and give a short quiz. 11.4i
Thurs: Warmup: From the Va SOL Coach, do nonfiction reading questions on pp. 182-185 and go over in class. 11.4/11.5/11.6 Begin reading/discussing Act I, Scene 2 of A Raisin in the Sun, pp.861-871. 11.4i
Fri: Give SOL reading (poetry) questions from Tennyson's "The Eagle" and go over in class. 11.4g Continue reading/discussing Act II, Scene 2 of A Raisin in the Sun. 11.4i
Items for future SOL review:
Greek/Latin roots poetry, paired passages, practice questions from VA SOL Coach
Course Syllabus and Class Rules for English 11 Standard and Inclusion
Teachers: Mr. Chavis (Inclusion-Ms. Ellis and Ms. Mays)
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 Objective: 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 persuasively.
6. Utilize research skills to compose a persuasive research paper.
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. Subject-Verb Agreement
D. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
E. Usage Problems
F. Sentence Redundancy
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% Unit Tests and Compositions: 35% Daily Work: 35%
9 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. No eating or drinking. No cell phone usage
or texting. The tardy policy for the school will apply.
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.