• Merrillville High School
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    English 11B
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    ENGLISH 11 A & B                                                                                     
    English 11, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 11, is a skills-based study of American literature produced from the early Colonial period through the present day.  Students in this course will be exposed to a variety of genres, including the short story, poetry, drama, folk tales, and non-fiction pieces. Works by members of various cultural and ethnic minorities, including Native Americans and African-Americans, are included in the syllabus to provide a comprehensive study of the American experience through literature.  Written and oral exercises require students to analyze and explain how culture and literature are interconnected and distinctly American. Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.
    ·         Recommended Grade Level:   11
    ·         Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 and English 10 or  teacher recommendation 
    ·         Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits
    ·         Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

     

     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    11.2.2; 11.3.5, 11-12.RI.21
    Realism
    Literary Period Introduction:The Rise of Realism, The Civil War to 1914
    Quizzes
    Skills: Identifying key facts and details
    2
    11.2.2; 11.2.4-5; 11.3.5; 11-12.RI.4; 11-12.RI.6; 11-12.RL.4
    Realism
    "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," Spirituals, and "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
    Quizzes
    Skils: Metaphor, author's purpose, point-of-view, symbolism
    3
    11.2.2; 11.3.1; 11.3.3; 11.3.5; 11.12.RL.1; 11-12.RL.3; 11-12.RL.5; 11-12.RL.6
    Realism
    "Mystery of Heroism," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "A Pair of Silk Stockings," and "To Build a Fire"
    Quizzes
    Skills: Irony, hyperbole, dialect, motivation, cause and effect
    4
    11.3.2-3; 11.3.5; 11.4.1-2 11.4.110-12; 11.5.3; 11-12.RL.1; 11-12.RL.3-4; 11-12.RL.6; 11-12.W.3-5
    Realism and Personal Narrative
    "Richard Cory," "Miviver Cheevy," and "The Story of an Hour," prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing
    Quizzes, Notebook Check, and  Essay
    Skills: Irony, characterization, making inferences, and the writing process
    5
    11.2.2; 11.3.2-3; 11.3.5; 11-12.RI.1; 11-12.RL1-3; 11-12.RL.5-6
    The Moderns
    Literary Period Introduction: The Moderns, 1914-1939, "Winter Dreams," and "A Rose for Emily"
    Quizzes
    Skills: Identifying key facts and details, motivation, mood, setting, and making inferences
    6
    11.2.4-5; 11.3.3-5; 11-12.RL.2-5
    The Moderns
    "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "The Weary Blues," and "Dust Tracks on the Road"
    Quizzes and Notebook Check
    Skills: Poetic devices, autobiography, mood, making judgments
    7
     
    Research
    Notetaking and outlining
     
    Skills: record and organize research
    8
     
    Research
    Writing and revising
    Essay
    Skills: Parenthetical documentation
    9
     
    Novel
    Of Mice and Men
    Quizzes
    Skills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text
    10
     
    Novel
    Of Mice and Men
    Quizzes and Notebook Check
    Skills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text
    11
     
    Drama
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Quizzes
    Skills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text
    12
     
    Drama
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Quizzes and Notebook Check
    Skills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text
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