Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:EnglishEnglish 11 B Instructor: Erin FloresEmail:
Course Expectations, Goals & Routines
Grading - Class are weighted as follows
- bring appropriate class materials to class each day (book, notebook, pen/pencil)
- arrive to class on time everyday.
- turn in assignments on time. Late work will not be accepted.
- stay awake during class at all times.
- not eat during class.
- not use electronic devices during class, such as cell phones, iPods, headphones, etc.
- be respectful of the teacher by not talking out of turn or working on assignments for other classes during English.
- be respectful of peers by listening quietly to others, keeping hands to oneself, and not touching each other's belongings.
- be respectful of the classroom by being neat. Don't leave garbage on the floor or destroy any areas of the classroom.
- be responsible by asking for work when absent, on a field trip, or suspended. Students can email me or call the classroom.
- Daily Assignments - 20%
- Tests/Quizzes - 40%
- Writing - 40%
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 courseWeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther22.214.171.124RealismLiterary Period Introduction:The Rise of Realism, The Civil War to 1914QuizzesSkills: Identifying key facts and details126.96.36.199Realism"The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," Spirituals, and "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"QuizzesSkils: Metaphor, author's purpose, point-of-view, symbolism3188.8.131.52Realism"Mystery of Heroism," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "A Pair of Silk Stockings," and "To Build a Fire"QuizzesSkills: Irony, hyperbole, dialect, motivation, cause and effect4184.108.40.2061.411.511.6Realism and Personal Narrative"Richard Cory," "Miviver Cheevy," and "The Story of an Hour," prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishingQuizzes, Notebook Check, and EssaySkills: Irony, characterization, making inferences, and the writing process5220.127.116.11The ModernsLiterary Period Introduction: The Moderns, 1914-1939, "Winter Dreams," and "A Rose for Emily"QuizzesSkills: Identifying key facts and details, motivation, mood, setting, and making inferences618.104.22.168The Moderns"The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "The Weary Blues," and "Dust Tracks on the Road"Quizzes and Notebook CheckSkills: Poetic devices, autobiography, mood, making judgments722.214.171.1241.411.511.6ResearchNotetaking and outliningSkills: record and organize research8126.96.36.1991.411.511.6ResearchWriting and revisingEssaySkills: Parenthetical documentation9188.8.131.52NovelOf Mice and MenQuizzesSkills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text1011.111.211.3NovelOf Mice and MenQuizzes and Notebook CheckSkills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text1184.108.40.206DramaA Streetcar Named DesireQuizzesSkills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text1220.127.116.11DramaA Streetcar Named DesireQuizzes and Notebook CheckSkills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text,