Mrs. Sandy Jones
Course Description: This course is a combined study of world literature, narrative, and expository composition, library skills, vocabulary studies, grammatical usage, and printed consumer materials.
Course Objectives: The student will…
1. Participate in a variety of small group activities.
2. Make and evaluate oral presentations.
3. Read and interpret a variety of printed consumer materials.
4. Read and critique a variety of literary genres.
5. Develop and critique a variety of writings.
6. Participate in a research project.
7. Improve vocabulary skills.
Units of Study (Including SOL’s covered):
· Short Stories (10.1-10.3; 10.7-10.9)
· Poetry (10.3, 10.5, 10.9)
· Drama (10.1-10.3; 10.6-10.9)
· Research (10.7-10.10.10)
· Continuing Vocabulary Studies (10.7)
· Independent Reading (10.1-10.3; 10.7-10.9)
· Novel (10.3; 10-7-10.9)
· Ongoing Writing Activities (10.7-10.9)
· Printed Consumer Materials (10.4)
· Oral History
· Book Report
· Group Presentation
Materials (Bring Every Day)
· Pen or pencil
25% Compositions and Projects
20% Nine Weeks Assessments
20% Journals, Daily Grades, and Quizzes
*Over the course of the poetry unit, the class will focus on improving skills in prosody by practicing oral reading, re-reading, explicit intonation, punctuation emphasis, and phrase cueing.
Monday, April 29- Class will work on compiling student selected poems for the Student Poetry Anthology project (Due Wed. April 24)
Tuesday, April 30- Class will work on compiling student selected poems for the Student Poetry Anthology project.
Wednesday, May 1- Class will give oral presentations of a student selected or composed poem.
Thursday, May 2- Class will give oral presentations of a student selected or composed poem.
Friday, May 3- Class will discuss Cyber Safety.