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Mr Chavis

434-528-6499 ext
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:   


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

April 20-24

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

                                    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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