Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 26-28
Parent-teacher conferences Dec. 4, 4:30-6:30
*Texts A,B, C, and D are classroom sets.
Nov. 24 and 25
Mon.: Go over Friday's sentence redundancy worksheet. 11.7f Review and give Sexually Biased and Sensitive Language Worksheet. Have students complete 1-20 in groups. Do 21-26 individually. Go over in class. 11.6h From the Princeton Review, do SOL reading questions 1-7 on pp. 146-147 about Frederick Douglass and go over in class. 11.5d,e
Tues.: Choose parts and read/discuss a play based on Walt Whitman's poem from Leaves of Grass, entitled, "The Mashed Fireman." Afterwards, show possible SOL poetry questions on the Smart Board and go over.
Mon.: Warmup: Review sentence parallelism and give a worksheet. Go over in class. 11.7f Continue the unit of American Realism. 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 Review "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
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
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.