Course Name:    Honors Junior English

Teacher   Melia W. Fidel

Note:  This calendar is divided into quarters, but some units and activities will overlap according to class flow and student need. Numbers in brackets indicate Utah Eleventh Grade Language Arts Core intended learning outcomes.

Quarter

Content / Core Standard

Learning Activity

Assessment

1st Quarter

(August- October)

Literature: The Grapes of Wrath (summer reading), The Scarlet Letter, 1984, “The Crucible” [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f, ]

Selected poetry and short stories [1.2.a-d, 1.3.b, c, e, f]

Introduction to the course, course expectations, class rules

1st semester vocabulary list (SAT list, first 75 words)

[1.1.a-d]

Essay writing [2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-c, 2.3.a, b, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.d]

Style: sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar

[2.3.a,b]

Literary terms and poetic devices [1.3.a-f]

Editing/proofreading skills

[2.3.a,b]

Teacher and peer generated discussions on literature and literary analysis [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.a-c, 3.3.a-c]

Literary term and poetic device applications to different texts [1.3.a-f]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

Writing workshops

  • Organization
  • Analysis/rationale
  • Evidence
  • Persuasive writing
  • Understanding prompts [2.1-3]

Peer response/editing groups

  • Proofreading
  • Revising
  • Editing [2.3.a, b]

Note taking skills

  • Dialectical journals
  • Class discussion/lecture
  • Brainstorming

Year-long vocabulary [1.1.a-d]

Style reviews, applications, and practices [2.3.a,b]

Summer essay [2.1-2]

In-class essays [2.1-2]

Editing/composing practice [2.1-3]

Multiple-choice reading quizzes on all literature

Tests/quizzes on style elements, literary terms, and poetic devices

Misc. daily assignments on literature, style, grammar, etc. [1.2-3, 2.3.a,b]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

2nd Quarter

(November- January)

Literature: Catcher in the Rye, “Death of a Salesman,” The Mayor of Casterbridge

[1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f]

Selected poetry, short stories, and literary essays [1.2.a-d, 1.3.b, c, e, f]

1st semester vocabulary list (SAT list, first 75 words) [1.1.a-d]

Essay writing [2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-c, 2.3.a, b, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.d]

Style: sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar

[2.3.a, b]

Literary terms and poetic devices [1.3.a-f]

Editing/proofreading skills

[2.3.a, b]

Latin/Greek bases [1.1.a-c]

Teacher and peer generated discussions on literature and literary analysis [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.a-c, 3.3.a-c]

Literary term and poetic device applications to different texts [1.3.a-f]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

Peer response/editing groups

  • Proofreading
  • Revising
  • Editing [2.3.a-b]

Note taking skills

  • Dialectical journals
  • Class discussion/lecture
  • Brainstorming

Year-long vocabulary [1.1.a-d]

Style reviews, applications, and practices [2.3.a, b]

In-class essays [2.1-2]

Editing/composing practice [2.1-3]

Multiple-choice reading quizzes on all literature

Tests/quizzes on style elements, literary terms, and poetic devices

Misc. daily assignments on literature, style, grammar, etc. [1.2-3, 2.3.a,b]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

Vocabulary tests [1.1.a-d]

Latin/Greek bases quizzes [1.1.a-c]

3rd Quarter

(January-March)

Literature: The Kite Runner, “Our Town,” “Othello” [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f]

Selected poetry, short stories, and essays [1.2.a-d, 1.3.b,c,e,f]

2nd semester vocabulary list (SAT list, second 75 words)

[1.1.a-d]

APA research strategies and documentation style [3.1-2]

Essay writing [2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-c, 2.3.a,b, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.d]

Style: sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar

[2.3.a,b]

Literary terms and poetic devices [1.3.a-f]

Editing/proofreading skills

[2.3.a,b]

Types of literary criticism [3.1.c]

Teacher and peer generated discussions on literature and literary analysis [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.a-c, 3.3.a-c]

Literary term and poetic device applications to different texts [1.3.a-f]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

Peer response/editing groups

  • Proofreading
  • Revising
  • Editing [2.3.a,b]

Note taking skills

  • Dialectical journals
  • Class discussion/lecture
  • Brainstorming

Year-long vocabulary [1.1.a-d]

Style reviews, applications, and practices [2.3.a,b]

Preliminary research steps

  • APA
  • Research strategies
  • Paraphrase/summary [3.1-2]

In-class essays [2.1-2]

Editing/composing practice [2.1-3]

Multiple-choice reading quizzes on all literature

Tests/quizzes on style elements, literary terms, and poetic devices

Misc. daily assignments on literature, style, grammar, etc. [1.2-3, 2.3.a,b]

Student presentations—especially scene from “Othello” [3.3.a-c]

Initial steps towards research papers [3.1-2]

4th Quarter

(April-May)

Literature: A Farewell to Arms, “Much Ado About Nothing” [1.2.a-d, 1.3.a-f]

Selected poetry, short stories, and essays [1.2.a-d, 1.3.b,c,e,f]

2nd  semester vocabulary list (SAT list, second 75 words) [1.1.a-d]

APA research paper 1.2.a-d, 2.1-3, 3.1-2]

Essay writing [2.1.a-c, 2.2.a-c, 2.3.a,b, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.d]

Style: sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar [2.3.a,b]

Literary terms and poetic devices [1.3.a-f]

Editing/proofreading skills [2.3.a,b]

Teacher and peer generated discussions on literature and literary analysis [1,2,a-d, 1.3.a-f, 3.1.a-c, 3.3.a-c]

Literary term and poetic device applications to different texts [1.3.a-f]

Student presentations [3.3.a-c]

Research paper rough and final drafts [2.1-3, 3.1-2]

Peer response/editing groups

  • Proofreading
  • Revising
  • Editing [2.3.a,b]

Note taking skills

  • Dialectical journals
  • Class discussion/lecture
  • Brainstorming

Year-long vocabulary [1.1.a-d]

Style reviews, applications, and practices [2.3.a,b]

In-class essays [2,1-2]

Editing/composing practice [2,1-3]

Multiple-choice reading quizzes on all literature

Tests/quizzes on style elements, literary terms, and poetic devices

Misc. daily assignments on literature, style, grammar, etc. [1.2-3, 2.3.a,b]

APA research paper and peer review [2.1-3, 3.1-2]

Student presentations—especially research projects [3.3.a-c]

Vocabulary tests [1.1.a-d]