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Mr Chavis

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Classes Taught: 
1st-English 11/ 2nd-English 11 / 3rd English 11 Inclusion (Ms. Mays )/4th- English 11 Inclusion (Ms. Ellis)/ 5th-Senior Pullouts/ 6th-English 11 Inclusion(Ms. Ellis)/ 7th-Planning

Important Dates:   

Teacher Workday Feb. 16

Interims Feb. 17-20

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.

Lesson Plans


Jan. 26-30

Mon.:   All classes report to the Science Lab to type their research papers. 11.8

Tues.:  From the Princeton Review, do SOL Writing questions 10-18, pp. 165-167 and go over in class. 11.7 Begin reading/discussing Act 2  of All My Sons  in Text D.. 11.4i,j

Wed.:  Give 2nd context clue vocabulary lesson from All My Sons by doing a Sticky Note acivity on the definitions. As the activity is progressing, have students copy the definitions on their word sheets.11.3b Continue reading/discussing Act II of All My Sons in Text D.  Show 10 min. video on Act 2. 11.4i,j

Thurs.:  All classes report to the Science Lab to type their research papers. 11.8 hw: Study for vocab. quiz on Friday.

Fri. Context clue vocabulary quiz on Act 2 of All My Sons.11.3b  Do Pair-share activity on writing a dialogue between two of the main characters.  Afterwards, volunteers will read their dialogues to the class. 11.4i  Continue reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons, See 10 min. video on Act 2.  11.4i,j

Feb. 2-6

Mon..:  From the Princeton Review, do SOL writing questions 28-35, pp.172-175, and go over in class. 11.7 Finish reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons, pp. 674+  and give quiz..  Show 10 min. video on the end of Act 2 11.4i,j   

Tues.:  All classes report to the Math Lab to finish their research papers. 11.8 For any students who have finished, they will log on to My and do sample punctuation and writing questions.

Wed.:  Sentence correction.  Begin reading/discussing  Act III of All My Sons. 11.4 i,j

Thurs.:  Finish reading/discusstion Act III of All My Sons.  Review for test on All My Sons on Friday.  Show 10 min. video of Act III. 11.4 i,j

Fri.:  Give test on All My Sons  with discussion.  11.4i,j


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

                                    G.   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%     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.













































































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