May 30: Memorial Day
SOL 11.3 Apply knowledge of context clues in order to derive word meanings Strand b-Determine definitions to words in relation to those around them.
SOL 11.4 Read and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture. Strand b-Study American literature in its historical context. Strand i-Read and analyze a variety of dramatic selections.
Mon: Give a Test on A Raisin in the Sun to every period but 3rd with discussion. For 3rd Period, See 3:33 mini bio on John Steinbeck from You Tube and a 5:05 video on The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. From Literature and Language, read/discuss an excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath, pp. 770-773. 11.4b
Tues: 3rd Period, begin reading/discussing a drama of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple from handout copies. Complete an Information Search about the play and begin reading/discussing Act 1,Scene 1 pp. 5+ from handout copies. 11.4i Other periods, See a 3:33 mini bio on John Steinbeck from You Tube and a 5:05 video on The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. From LIterature and Language, read/discuss an excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath, pp. 770-773. 11.4b
Wed: 3rd Period- Do a sticky note context clue vocabulary lesson on a set of words from The Odd Couple. Students will divide into groups and stick definitions on the walls beside the words. As the activity progresses, they will write the correct definitions on their sheets.11.3b Continue reading/discussing Act I of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Other periods, do an information Search on The Odd Couple and begin reading Act i, Scene 1 of the play 11.4i
Thurs: Complete a House Contract group assignment from The Odd Couple. Continue reading/discussing Act I of The Odd Couple. 11. 4i
Fri: Finish reading/discussing Act I of The Odd Couple, give a quiz on the act, and begin Act 2 Scene 1. 11.4i
SOL 11.4 Read and analyze relationships among American history, literature, and culture. Strand i-Read and analyze a variety of dramatic selections.
Mon: Memorial Day
Tues: Read/discuss Act 2 Scene 2 of The Odd Couple, pp. 56+. 11.4i
Wed: Read/discuss Act 3 of The Odd Couple, pp. 73+. 11.4i
Mr. Chavis (Inclusion-Ms. Ellis)
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.