Course Map for English 11

Teachers:  Butler, Heyborne, Olsen, Spackman

Month

 READINGS:

THEMES:

Assessments & Assignments

August-

September

TERM 1

The Crucible

An Emerging Nation

Essential Questions:

Who Owns the Land?

 

Are people basically good?

 

Where do people look for Truth?

 

 

Essential Learning Outcomes:

-Determine author's purpose in writing a text.

 

-Recognize elements of text structure and fiction (play format).

 

-Understand importance of historical context.

 

-Recognize and produce elements of characterization: motivation, relatability.

 

-Produce an accurate summary: showing relationships among key details in the text.

Formative:

Study Guide

Act and scene summaries/quizzes

Historical research

Speaking/presenting

Vocabulary assignments and quizzes

Pretest for argument writing

Silent Reading and Summarizingŕ Prepare for term book reports

Summative:

Character Chart

Multiple Choice Final

Argument Essay - Character Defense

Vocabulary -common assessment-end of semester

SIRS Research:  Thesis/Pro/Con Argument

October

 

TERM 1

The Crucible

Catcher in the Rye

Celebrating the Individual

Essential Questions:

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

Vocabulary assignments/quizzes

Silent Reading and Summarizingŕ Write/create/present book report

November

 

TERM 2


Anthem

Power of Research, Inquiry and Argument

Essential Questions:

-What makes a successful argument to find the Truth?

 

Essential Learning Outcomes:

-Construct a valid claim.

-Identify two sides of an argument, and defend one side, while refuting the other.

-Research to find appropriate evidence to defend a claim.

-Compose a convincing multi-paragraph argument paper.

-Properly use APA Research Style to cite sources within a text and on a reference page.

Research Unit/Paper Research Project:                  

  • APA format
  • Final copy
  • Rough drafts
  • Bibliography
  • Internet source check
  • Claim
  • Counter claim

December

 

TERM 2

Anthem

 Celebrating the Individual

Essential Questions:

-How Does Life Influence Literature?

-Does Everyone have a Dark Side?

 

Essential Learning Outcomes:

-Construct a valid claim.

Silent Reading/Book Reports

Read/Response Journals

Reading Quizzes

Term Two Book Report

January-February

 

TERM 3

The Great Gatsby

Romanticism to Realism

Essential Questions:

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

 

-Is it important to Face Reality?

 

-What Divides a Nation?

 

Essential Learning Outcomes:

-Determine author’s purpose in writing a text.

 

-Recognize elements of text structure and fiction (novel.)

 

-Understand importance of historical context (The Jazz Age.)

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

Read and Response Journals

Term Three Book Report

March

 

TERM 4

Adventures of Huck Finn

Nature readings

Regionalism and Naturalism 

Essential Questions:

-What makes a place unique?

-Why do people break the rules?

-Is anything worth dying for?

Essential Learning Outcomes:

Read and write about Nature

Poetry

April

 

TERM 4

Night

Modernism (20th century) 

Essential Questions:

 

-What is it like to be at War?

 

-What is the value of a Human Life?

 

-Are we responsible for the whole world?

 

-Can ideals survive a catastrophe?

Essential Learning Outcomes:

 

-Locate, understand, and analyze author's use of literary devices.

-Understand the importance of an individual's identity in community and world.

-Recognize the importance of crittically studying the past through literature: Genocide, Holocaust

-Produce interpretations of and determine author's purpose and audience for narrative literature and informational text.

-Demonstrate proficiency on Utah State Core Test

CORE Test in English

·         Root words

·         Practice tests

Read/Response Journals

Annotations

Figurative Language

May-June

Night

 

 

VIEW:  The Last Days, Spielberg

Oprah:  Auschwitz Death Camp with E. Wiesel




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

Final Test- Night

POST Writing Prompt:  Argument/Counter-Argument