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Mr Chavis

Email: 
wchavis@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext
Classes Taught: 
1st-English 11/ 2nd-English 11 Inclusion/ 3rd English 11 Inclusion)/4th- Planning / 5th-Work Keys Writing/ 6th-English 11 Inclusion / English 11 Inclusion

Important Dates:   

SOL Writing Test: March 8,9,10,11

 

Lesson Plans/William Chavis/English 11 Regular (Per 1) and Inclusion (Periods 2,3,6,7)

February 8-12

Week's Objectives

SOL 11.3 Determine definitions to unfamiliar words.  Strand b-Use context clues to define words.

SOL 11.4  Read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture.  Strand i- Read and analyze a variety of dramatic selections.

SOL 11. 7  Edit writing for composing and mechanical errors.  Strand e-Adjust sentence and paragraph structures for clarity  Strand f-Proofread and edit writing for intended audience and purpose.

Activities/Assignments (step by step)

Mon:  Warmup:  Give a comma exercise in a "drag and drop" format and go over in class. 11.7f  .  Divide the class into groups and have each group respond to selected questions from Act 1 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope. Someone from each group will report answers to the class. 11.4i  Give a quiz on Act 1 of All My Sons. 11.4i  Begin reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope, pp.655/501+.  11.4i

Tues:  Warmup:  Give a sentence correction on the Smart Board and go over in class.11.7f  Give "sticky note" vocabulary lesson 2  from All My Sons.  From a list of context clue sentences, students will post definitions to words on the wall.  Afterwards, go over the definitions in class.  11.3b  On pp. 655/ 501+ in Scholastic Scope, continue reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons. 11.4i

Wed:  In the Princeton Review, do SOL writing questions 19-27, pp.168-171  Go over in class. 11.7e,f    From Study Stack, review the vocabulary words from All My Sons on the Smart Board.  Spend the remainder of the period reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope. 11.4i

Thurs:  Warmup:  From Study Stack, review the vocabulary words from All My Sons. 11.3b  Give a sentence correction on the Smart Board and go over in class.11.7f  Spend the remainder of the period reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope. 11.4i

Fri:  Warmup:  Review the vocabulary words from All My Sons on Study Stack.  Give vocabulary quiz. 11.3b  Students will complete a Flow Map on the events so far in Act 2. Spend the remainder of the period reading/discussing Act 2 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope. 11.4i

 

Lesson Plans/William Chavis/English 11 Regular (Per 1) and Inclusion (Periods 2,3,6,7

February 15-19

Week's Objectives

SOL 11.4  Analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture. Strand i-Read and analyze a variety of dramatic selections.

SOL 11.6 Write in a variety of forms with an interest on persuasion.  Strands  a- Generate, gather ,plan, and organize ideas for writing to address a specific audience and purpose  b-Develop a thesis that can be developed with evidence.  c-Organize ideas d-Use elaboration to defend ideas e-Adapt content, voice, vocabulary, purpose, and situation  f-Revise writing for content and information  g-Use computer technology to plan ,draft, revise, edit and publish writing.

SOL 11.7  Edit writing for composing and mechanical errors.  Strand f-Proofread and edit writing for intended audience and purpose.

Activities/Assignments (step by step)

Mon:  Warmup:  Give a sentence correction on the Smart Board and go over in class. 11.7f  Finish Act 2 of All My Sons in Scholastic Scope.  Show a 9:42 video on Act II as a review.  Give a quiz on Act 2 of All My Sons. 11.4i

Tues:  Introduce SOL EOC Writing Prompt #9 that states a quotation.  Discuss the prompt and have students prewrite in groups by using a Tree Map. 11.6 a,b,c  Students will then share their information with the class. 11.6 a,b,c  Begin reading/discussing Act 3 of All My Sons pp. 674/520+ from Scholastic Scope. 11.4i

Wed:  All classes report to the Science Lab to compose their essays on Prompt #9.  11.6 a-h

Thurs:  All classes report to the Science Lab to compose their essays on Prompt #9.  11.6 a-h  For students who finish, they will take interactive practice SOL tests from the Tami Maloney website on MyPortaportal. 11.6,7,8

Fri:  Finish reading/discussing Act 3 of All My Sons from Scholastic Scope.  Show a 9:03 video on Act 3 and give a quiz on the act.  11.4i

 

 

Lesson Plans/William Chavis/English 11 Regular (Per 1) and Inclusion (Periods 2,3,6,7)

February 22-26

Week's Objectives

11.4  Read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, an culture.  Strand i- Read and analyze a variety of dramatic selections.

11.6  Write in a variety of forms (business letter).  Strand h- Write and revise correspondence to a standard acceptable in the workplace.

11.7 Edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure. Strand f-Proofread and correct errors in composing.

11.8  Analyze, evaluate, and organize information from a variety of sources to produce a research document  Strand a-Use technology as a tool  to research and organize information.

Activities/Assignments (step by step)

Mon: Warmup: From the Princeton Review do SOL Writing questions 28-35, pp. 172-175 and go over in class.11.7f   Briefly review for a test on All My Sons for Tuesday. 11.4i  Students will complete a Bubble Map describing the character of Joe Keller in  the play. Show a 9:50 video on Act III of All My Sons in order to further review for the test. 11.4i

Tues: Give a test on All My Sons by Arthur MIller with discussion questions.  11.4i

Wed:  All classes report to the Math Lab to correct and type a business letter 11.6h and to complete a technology lesson on Mark Twain. 11.8a

Thurs: Warmup:  Give a sentence correction and go over in class.11.7f  Begin Part 2 of the Unit on Realism concerning Westward Expansin.  Show a 3:20 MIni Bio of Mark Twain from YouTube.  Begin reading/discussing a drama of Mark Twain's novel, Life on the Mississippi on pp. 200+/148+ from Scholastic Scope.  11.4i

Fri:  Finish reading/discussing Life on the Mississippi.  Show a 9:53 min. video on "The Fight with Mr. Brown," and give a quiz on the drama.  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

                                    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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