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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:   

English 9 Week Assessment:  Oct. 16-17

End of 1st 9 Weeks: Oct. 20

Teacher Workday:  Oct 24



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

Sept. 29- Oct 3

Mon.: Introduce the Sequencing Map and do a series of events from "The Purloined Letter."   Complete the Paired Passage assignment by reading/discussing Arthur Conan Doyle's detective story, "The Boscomb Valley Mystery" from Scholastic Scope magazine."  Complete the Paired Passage assignment by doing a Double Bubble Map on the detective stories of Poe and Doyle. SOLs 11.4 (b,i)

Tues.:  Briefly review dashes and hyphens on the Smart Board and give a short exercise.  Go over the exercise in class.  Finish  the "Paired Passage" assignment from Monday. Give background information and read/discuss Poe's "The Raven, pp. 221-225 in Text C.  Discuss his poetic devices (alliteration and types of rhyme).SOLs 11.7 (f), 11.4 (f,g)

Wed.  Test on punctuation and go over in class.  Review "The Raven" with a 9:50 video from Youtube.  Do a Circle Map on the use of alliteration in "The Raven." (11.4 (f,g), 11.7 (f)

Thurs.:  Warmup:  Review sentence fragments and give a worksheet.  Go over in class. Read/discuss Poe's "The Bells" from a handout and discuss his use of onomatopoetic verse.  Give questions on the poem. 11.7 (f)  11.4 (f,g)

Fri.:  Warmup:  Review run-on sentences and how to correct them, as well as comma splices.  Give worksheet and go over in class.  From Text D, read/discuss a condensed version of "The Pit and the Pendulum" pp. 268-272.  Give a multiple choice quiz on the selection. 11.7 (f), 11.4 (h)

Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Mon.:  Introduce the Multi-Flow Map and do a class activity.  Review positve and negative connotations and give exercise on the Smart Board. Introduce Nathaniel Hawthorne  by reading from Scholastic Scope magazine, "The Birthmark."  Discuss the story's allegorical content.  11.3b, 11.4e

Tues.:  Warmup:  Give sentence correction on the Smart Board and go over in class. Give context clue vocabulary lesson from "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," and go over in class. Begin reading/discussing Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment,"  pp.193-205 in Text C.  Listen to the story on CD.11.7f, 11.3b, 11.4

Wed.:  Context clue vocabulary quiz on "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment." Continue reading/discussing "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" from Text C, as students read from a CD of the story. 11.3b, 11.4

Thurs.:  Warmup:  Give sentence correction and go over in class.  Finish reading/discussing "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment."  Complete a Multi-Flow Map on the characters from the story.  Give a mutiple choice quiz on the story. 11.7f, 11.4k

Fri.:  Begin Herman Melville.  Give background info. on Moby Dick /Melville, and read a dramatization of the book.  Watch the scene from the movie where Ahab dies trying to kill Moby Dick (8:00) on Youtube. 11.4i

Oct. 6-10

Mon.:  Introduce the Multi-Flow Map and do a class activity. Give context clue vocabulary on words for "What Redburn Saw in Launcelot's Hey" and go over in class. Show 2:32 video on Herman Melville as a review of his life and works.  Begin reading/discussing Melville's "What Redburn Saw in Launcelot's Hey,"  pp. 483-488 in Text C. 11.4b, 11.4c

Tues.:  Warmup:  Give sample mutiple choice questions on the Smart Board on combining sentences without changing their meaning.  Go over in class. Finish reading/discusing Herman Melville's "What Redburn Saw in Launcelott's Hey."  Review allusion on p. 489. 11.7e, 11.4c, 11.3e

Wed.:  Context Clue vocabulary quiz on the words from "...Redburn..."  Answer questions 2-5 on p. 489 about the story.  Draw and label a Flow Map from "What Redburn Saw in Launcelot's Hey,"  pp. 483-488. 11.4b, 11.4k

Thurs.:  Warmup: Give usage problem worksheet and go over in class.  Pass everyone a review sheet for Friday's test and go over.11.7f

Fri.:  Test on Romanticism with discussion.  11.4
















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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