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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:   

Interims sent home Nov. 21, 24, 25

Thanksgiving Break:  Nov. 26-28

Parent-teacher conferences Dec. 4, 4:30-6:30


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

Dec. 1-5

Mon.: Warmup: Review sentence parallelism and give a worksheet.  Go over in class.  11.7f  Continue the unit on American Realism. From the Princeton Review, do SOL reading questions 1-7 on pp. 146-147 on Frederick Douglass and go over in class.  Read/discuss From Text A , Frederick Douglass's "The Battle with Mr. Covey,"  pp. 399-403 on CD.  Stop at intervals and discuss.  11.5d

Tues.:  Warmup: Give second sheet on sentence parallelism and give a worksheet.  Go over in class. 11.7f  Finish reading/discussing "The Battle with Mr. Covey,"  pp. 399-403 in Text A.  Do a Flow Map on the story in class.11.5d  Also, take a mutiple choice quiz on the selection. 11.5

Wed.:  All classes report to the Library at the beginning of the period for the Book Fair.  From Text D, read/discuss another excerpt from Douglass's authobiography, "Learning to Read,"  pp. 40-42.  Finish Douglass with a video called "Frederick Douglass:  Freedom Fighter," as a review of Douglass's life and works.11.5d

Thurs.:  Give context clue vocabulary lesson on words from Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"   Go over in class. 11.3b Read/discuss from Text A, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,"  pp.405-410 on CD.  Stop at intervals and discuss. 11.5d HW:  Study for a vocabulary quiz.

Fri.:  Context clue vocabulary quiz on the words from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." 11.3b See video on Harriet Jacobs and give a mutiple choice quiz on "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." 11.5d

Dec. 8-12

Mon.:  In the Princeton Review, go over pp. 160-161 on the methods of answering mutiple choice questions.  Do questions 1-9, pp. 162-164 and go over in class.11.7  Read/discuss Chief Joseph's "I Will Fight No More Forever," in Text C, pp.327-328.  Show 8:00 video on You Tube on Joseph's surrender.  11.5a  11.4a

Tues.:  Warmup:  Refer to Chief Joseph's speech on p. 328 and answer this question:.  Would you like to have Chief Joseph as a leader? 11.5  Give context clue vocabulary words from "A Horseman in the Sky" and go over in class. 11.3b Begin Ambrose Bierce by reading/discussing his biography on p. 313.  Read/discuss on tape, his Civil War story, "A Horseman in the Sky,"  pp. 303-309. 11.4b  Review the main character's internal and external conflicts, p. 311 11.4e

Wed.:  Warmup: Sentence correction. 11.7f  Review "A Horseman in the Sky."  Give directions for completing a flip book on "A Horseman in the Sky."  Allow class time for students to begin this hands-on activity. 11.4

Thurs.:  Review for the writing section of the 9 Week Assessment. 11.6/11.7 Allow time for students to finish their flip books on "A Horseman in the Sky."   11.4

Fri.:  Review the Reading Section of the 9 Week Assessment. 11.3/11.4 Read/discuss Louisa May Alcott's "Civil War Nurse,"  pp. 216-220 in Text D.  Do "Writing" on p. 221. 11.4b


Mon:  Continue to review for the 9 Week Assessment. 11.3,11.4,11.5, 11.6, 11.7 Begin reading/ discussing a drama of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage from a set of playbook that I have on hand.  11.4b,c

Tues.:  Take the 9 Week Assessment in the ZapMe Lab. 11.3-11.7

Wed.:  Finish reading/discussing The Red Badge of Courage and start the video of the book.  11.4b,c

Thurs.:  Finish the video of The Red Badge of Courage and give a quiz on the selection. 11.4b,c

Fri.:  Do the Internet safety lesson on copyright laws.  Give handouts to students and go over current laws.  Use the Smart Board for illustrations.  Go over the 9 Week Assessment.  11.3-11.7



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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