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Updated: November 5, 2013

 

First Semester Freshman English

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Second Semester Freshman English

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Vocabulary

Literary Terms

~ Fifty 3x5 Notecards

~ Literary Terms

~ Multiple Quizzes

~ One Test

TargetTarget

Understand how literary terms enhance the reading experience, and demonstrate mastery by completing a summative assessment.

CHALLENGE: How many literary terms can you identify?

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Romeo and Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

~ Reading the Text

~ View the Movie

~ Take notes/quotes

~ Act Quizzes

~ Final Test

~ Literary Analysis, Required

TargetTarget

Understand that many THEMES provide different vantage points within a story. Students will demonstrate mastery by writing an analysis of a theme based upon a character with a competency of 60% or better.

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The Pearl

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The Pearl

~ Read the Text

~ Variety of Assignments

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TargetTarget

Understand how THEME, MOTIF, and SYMBOLISM drive a plot, and demonstrate proficiency by completing a short assignment and a test on the plot.

 

The Odyssey

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The Odyssey

~ Reading within the Textbook

~ Viewing the Movie

~ Analytical Project: Creating Your Own Odyssey (Groups)

~ The Odyssey Mediterranean Map

~ Grecian Pottery Drawing

~ Test over the Plot

TargetTarget

Understand the dynamics involved within a Heroic Cycle. Students will demonstrate proficiency by completing a group project.

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Short Story Unit

* This unit is based on the "Writings Unit"

* "The Most Dangerous Game" (description)
* "Poison" (summary)
* Four Narratives (narrative)

* "The Scarlet Ibis" (analysis)

TargetTarget

Understand the different approaches to writing. Students will demonstrate a proficiency of each writing by editing their papers to reach or exceed standard, 60%.

 

Old Man and the Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea

~ Reading the Text

~ Worksheet Questions

~ Studying Symbols and Themes

~ Writing a Summary Paragraph

TargetTarget

Understand several writing techniques (including literary terms and other tools at an author's disposal). Students will demonstrate proficiency by writing a summary and/or completing a quiz.

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Writing Unit

Required Assignments

~ This unit is based on the "Short Story Unit"

~ Descriptive Paragraph

      "The Most Dangerous Game"

~ Summary Paragraph

      "Poison"

~ Narrative Paragraph

      Four Narrative Essays

~ Literary Analysis

      "The Scarlet Ibis"

TargetTarget

Understand the different approaches to writing. Students will demonstrate a proficiency of each writing assignment by editing their papers to reach or exceed a standard of 60%.

 
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Short Story Unit

~ Reading the Text of one or more stories

~ Worksheet Questions

~ Studying Irony, and other literary techniques

~ Writing a Summary or other  Writing assignment.

TargetTarget

Understand the development of plot. Students will demonstrate an understanding of plot development by completing quizzes or comprehension questions on the stories.

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Scarlet Ibis

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"The Scarlet Ibis"

~ A Part of the Short Story Unit

~ Read the Story

~ Worksheet Questions

~ Test over the Plot

~ Writing a Five Paragraph Literary Analysis (required assignment)

TargetTarget

Understand how THEME drives a story. Students will demonstrate an understanding of THEME development by writing an introductory paragraph for a literary essay that analyzes a THEME with a competency of 60% or better.

 

The Tempest

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The Tempest

~Shakespeare Unit

~Read the Story

~Worksheets

~Quotation Assignment

~Oral Rounds

~Themes, Symbols, Motifs

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Informative Speech

~ Topics are Chosen and Researched with a Works Cited Page

~ Outline Form

~ Students give a Three Minute Informative Speech about their chosen topic.

~ Speech Techniques

TargetTarget

Understand the simple elements for preparation and delivery of a speech. Students will demonstrate proficiency by giving an informative speech.

   

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  PDF Documents

  

First Semester Syllabus

Second Semester Syllabus

   Cornell Notes Page

Literary Terms - Freshman

   Literary Terms = Freshman

   Advertisement Assignment

   Roots and Words List

The Pearl

  Introduction

  Art Assignment instructions

Short Story Unit (First Semester)

  Introduction and Worksheet Questions

  This Unit works with the Writings Unit

Writings

  Essentials

      Plot Line

      Transition and Linking Words

      Title Page and 1st Page Typing

      Works Cited Page

      Action Verbs

      Hooks in Writing and Speaking

  Summary Paragraph

      Instructions

      "Poison" text

      Poison Summary Paragraph G.O.

      "The Washwoman" text

      "Not Much of Me" text

  Descriptive Paragraph

      "The Most Dangerous Game" text

      Ship Trap Island Map

      Plot Line Assignment

      Descriptive Paragraph Instructions

  Narrative Essay

      "The Struggle...All-American Girl" text

      "Choice: A Tribute to M.L. King" text

      "Homeless" text

      "Misspelling" text

      Instructions

      Hooks in Writing PwrPnt

      Use a Hook Handout

  Five Paragraph Literary Analysis/Essay

      Instructions

      Literary Essay Graphic Organizer

      "The Scarlet Ibis" text

Informative Speech

  Instructions and Guidelines

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

  Introduction and Assignments

  Vocabulary Lists of Elizabethan Terms

  Writing a Sonnet

  Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Odyssey

  Introduction Notes Pages

  The Odyssey Mediterranean Map

  PowerPoint Instructions

  PowerPoint Project Example

  People, Gods, Monsters

  Story Within a Story

  Who's Who in Homer's Mythology

  Grecian Pottery Drawing

The Heroic Cycle

  The Heroic Journey

  The Odyssey Journey

The Tempest

  Introduction of the Unit

  Quotation Assignment and List of Quotes

  Themes, Symbols, Motifs

The Old Man and the Sea

  Introduction Notes Pages

  "Old Man" Reading Guide

  Themes and Symbols Worksheet

Short Story Unit (Second Semester)

  Story Questions are found in the Textbook

 

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