Course Map for

English 12-B

Instructor: Ms. Chantel Thackeray Olsen

Last updated on May, 27th 2009

Month

Standard (Utah Core Standard) (Language Arts – College Prep)

Indicator

Assessment

August-Setember

Increase familiarity with genres in modern literature.

Read for pleasure

  (Chapters 1-9)

Exhibit concentration and attention with reading in class

Introduction to young adult literature (definition and function) 

Introduction to realistic fiction &

Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini

Read novel This Lullaby

Written Narratives(biography or fiction)

Vocabulary from the novel

Present pieces from narratives 

Writing exercises

Writing narrative essays

Autobiography

Oral vocabulary assessment

Short content quizzes

Short vocabulary quizzes

October

Read for pleasure

Exhibit concentration and attention with reading in class

Evaluate in universal terms

Express opinions and judgments about text

 Worksheets on chapters

Character Chart (evaluating quotes and actions of each character)

Discuss themes of love and relationships in the media

 

Analysis of genre

 

Final Character Charts DUE

 

 

 

Final essay test on ThisLullaby

November

Literary terms

Plot, characterization, setting theme

Build vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Build writing skills.

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Introduction:  Afghanistan (history and culture)

Grammar

Written Narratives

Composition Books

Vocabulary from the novel

Written assessment of themes in novel

Assignments/Quizzes

Oral evaluations (presentations/summaries)

 

Notes and reactions every day of reading

December

Write to clarify opinion and personal interpretation of text

Worksheets on chapters

Use technology to access life in Kabul, Afghanistan

Character Chart (evaluating quotes and actions of each character)

Opinions of material possession/values in the media in current society

Final Character Charts DUE

Use laptops to find websites that represent Afghanistan in first hand accounts (pictures, blogs, etc.)

 

Final essay test on Kite Runner

January

Comprehend

Evaluate in universal terms

Express opinions and judgments about text

Comparative analysis to:  personal life, local and world societies, universal truths

Children’s book – simple terms using young adult issue

 Compare and contrast semester’s literature

 

 

Create Children’s book

February

The second semester is a repeat of the first semester.

The second semester is a repeat of the first semester.

The second semester is a repeat of the first semester.