Course Map for English 11

Teachers include:  Butler, Heyborne, Olsen, Spackman

Month

SUGGESTED READINGS:

THEMES:

ASSESSMENTS:

August-

September

TERM 1

The Crucible

An Emerging Nation: Unit 1

Who Owns the Land?

Are people basically good?

Where do people look for Truth?

TERM 1:  Pretest for argument writing assessment:

Six traits school-wide rubric (common assessment for all students)

Vocabulary quizzes weekly (common assessment-end of semester)

SIRS Research:  Thesis/Pro/Con Argument

Silent Reading and Summarizingà Term Book Reports

October

 

TERM 1

The Crucible

Catcher in the Rye

Celebrating the Individual:

Where do people look for Truth?

Is the price of progress too high?

How does Life Influence Literature?

ACT prep timed quizzes

Reading Comprehension Pre-test

Weekly Vocabulary Quizzes

Term One Book Reports: written and oral presentation

November

 

TERM 2


Anthem

Power of Research, Inquiry and Argument:

What makes a successful argument to find the Truth?

·         Pioneer Search for reliable sources

TERM 2:  Research Unit/Paper Research Project: 

                 Argument, Counter Argument

  • •APA format
  • •final copy
  • •rough draftS
  • •bibliography
  • •Internet source check

December

 

TERM 2

Anthem

 Celebrating the Individual: Unit 2

How Does Life Influence Literature?

Does Everyone have a Dark Side?

Silent Reading/Book Reports

Read/Response Journals

Reading Quizzes

Term Two Book Report

January

 

TERM 3

The Great Gatsby

Romanticism to Realism:

Unit 3

Why are there ‘Haves’ and ‘Have nots’?  (American Dream)

1ST Semester Final on Vocabulary Words 1-50 for all students

Read and Response Journals

February

 

TERM 3

The Great Gatsby

Romanticism to Realism

Is it important to Face Reality?

What Divides a Nation?

TERM 3:  Read and Response Journals

Term Three Book Report

March

 

TERM 4

Adventures of Huck Finn

Nature readings

Regionalism and Naturalism:  Unit 4

What makes a place unique?

Why do people break the rules?

Is anything worth dying for?

TERM 4: 

Read and write about Nature

April

 

TERM 4

Farewell to Arms

Night

Modernism (20th century):  Unit 5

 

What is it like to be at War?

 

What is the value of a Human Life?

CORE Test in English

Read/Response Journals

May-June

Night

 

 

Modernism (20th century):  Unit 5

VIEW:  LAST DAYS, Spielberg and Oprah:  Auschwitz Death Camp with E. Wiesel

Are we responsible for the whole world?

Can ideals survive a catastrophe?

Final Semester Test-Vocabulary 51-100 (common assessment for all English 11 students)

Final Test- Night

POST Writing Prompt:  Argument/Counter-Argument