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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:   

Teacher Workday:  Oct 24

Report Cards sent home:  Oct 27


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

Oct. 27-31

Mon.: Warmup:  Review basic subject-verb agreement on the Smart Board and give an exercise for practice.11.7f  Begin Walt Whitman with a 3:42 Mini-Bio. from You Tube.  Begin reading/discussing a drama from Scholastic Scope, called "Walt Whitman's America." 11.4i

Tues.: Warmup: Review indefinite pronouns as they relate to subject-verb agreement on the Smart Board and give an exercise for practice.11.7f  Finish reading/discussing "Walt Whiman's America" from Scholastic Scope. 11.4i Use the play and the biography in Holt  (Text A) on pp. 307-309 to complete a Brace Map of Whitman's life and works. 11.4b

Wed.:  Warmup: Review compound subjects as they relate to subject-verb agreement on the Smart Board and give an exercise for homework. 11.7f  Read/discuss Walt Whitman's "I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer," p.273 and "I Hear American Singing," p 275 from Text C.  Discuss Whitman's style of parallelism, free verse, and word choice, p. 272. 11.4f  Do a Tree Map using examples of Whitman's style. 11.4f

Thurs.:  Warmup:  Sentence correction quiz with subject-verb agreement and go over in class.11.7f  Read/discuss Whitman's "Oh Captain! My Captain!" from a handout. Discuss the symbolism used in the poem. 11.4g  Watch a 9:05 video from You Tube on Lincoln's assassination.

Fri.:  Review and give quiz on "Oh Captain!  My Captain!"  11.4 f,g,h Read/discuss a drama based on one of Whitman's poems from a handout, entitled, "The Mashed Fireman" (from Leaves of Grass).11.4i  Answer possible SOL-based questions on Whitman's poem, "The Mashed Fireman," on the Smart Board.

Nov 3-7

Mon.:  Warmup:  Do affect/effect usage problem worksheet. 11.7f  Introduce Emily Dickinson with bio. on page 285 in Text C.  Read/discuss "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," on p. 282 and do a review sheet. Show 2:20 video on the poem for review. Discuss her style and use of personification. 11.4f

Tues.:  Election Day 

Wed.:  Warmup: Sentence correction.11.7f  Begin SOL Writing Prompt:  Has technology had a positive or negative impact on society? Discuss the topic by brainstorming and prewriting.  Use a Bubble Map and a Tree Map for the activity. 11.6a-g

Thurs.:  Report to the Math Lab to type the rough draft of the essay. 11.6a-g

Fri.:  Report to the Math Lab to type the rough draft of the essay. 11.6a-g

Nov. 10-14

Mon.:  Warmup:  Give worksheet on sentence redundancy and go over in class.11.7f  Continue Emily Dickinson by reading/ discussing "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" from a handout copy.  Show a short 2:00 video on the selection for review.  Give reviw questons on the poem. 11.4f,g

Tues.:  Warmup:  Sentence correction.11.7f  Read/discuss Dickinson's "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass" on the Smart Board and go over sample multiple choice questions.  Begin the Emily Dickinson Poetry Project (Students will create a four page booklet about Dickinson and one of her poems.  They will create a tltle page with an illustration, write a summarization of the poem, compare and contrast two of her poems, and create a biographical page.)11.4f,g,h

Wed.:  Continue the Emily Dickinson Poetry project and finish the assignment. 11.4f,g,h

Thurs.:  Warmup:  Review pp. 160-161 in the Princeton Review and assign sample SOL review questions 1-9, pp.162-164. 11.4 Review for a literature test on the Transcendentalist Period in American literature. 11.3, 11.4

Fri.:  Literature test with discussion. 11.3, 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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