• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     English
    English 11A
    Instructor:  Dave Hossler

     

    Email:
     dhossler@mvsc.k12.in.us
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    Your Grade

    20%  Homework & Participation

    40%  Journals & Timed Writing Prompts

    40%  Tests, Quizzes, and Projects

     

    Homework, Journals, and Assignments

    Late work is accepted as follows:

     

    1 day late = subtract 10%

    2 days late = subtract 20%

    3 days late = subtract 30%

    4 days late = subtract 40%

    5 days late = subtract 50%

    6 days late = subtract 60%

    7 or more days late = subtract 70%

     

    Homework will be considered "on time" if it’s collected by 3:00 P.M. on the due date. Likewise, homework must be collected by 3:00 P.M. on the first late day, to be considered "1 day late" and so on.

    Notebooks will be collected twice a trimester, and along with Timed Writing Prompts and other writing projects, will count for 40% of your overall grade.

     

    Tests and Quizzes:

    Tests and quizzes will make up 40% of your grade. Tests will be announced at least a week in advance.

    Quizzes, however, may show up without warning or advance notice. Please keep up with your reading.

     

     

    OTHER CLASSROOM GUIDELINES

     

    • Students are expected to follow all of the civility and dress code rules found in their student handbooks.  

    • Respecting yourself includes respecting your time in English class, and thus, treating your fellow students in a courteous manner. Students who cannot or will not treat their classmates or their teacher in a civil manner will meet with harsh consequences.

    • Wearing caps, heavy coats, revealing clothing, or having pants hanging below the rear end is not allowed anywhere at Merrillville High School, and is therefore not allowed in English class, either.

    • Repeated tardies will affect a student's participation grade negatively.  This is Merrillville High School's Policy, as well as the policy for English class          

                1) One Tardy = Warning

                2) Two Tardies = Call to Parents

                3) Three Tardies = Student is sent to Student Service, and receives Friday school

                4) Four Tardies = Students is removed from class with an F

     

    • On the other hand, any student who finishes up a trimester with zero tardies will receive 25 extra credit points. 

    • Students can always re-submit their homework for a better grade, as long as they turned in their first attempt at least 75% complete, and on time. 

    • Students may retake quizzes and tests for a better grade. The grades of the two attempts will be averaged. 

    • Please be aware that it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that quizzes and homework are made-up. We have too many students to keep track of everyone’s absences and make-up work

     
     
    Course Description

     

    English 11 A

     

    Course Description:

    English 11 A is a one-trimester course. Its focus is on American literature pertaining to the period prior to the Civil War era. Students in this course read selections from a variety of literary genres, and are exposed to a variety of authors to see the “American experience” through the eyes of many various people. Written and oral exercises require students to analyze and explain how their readings of reading, culture, and literature are interconnected and distinctly American, and a research component requires pupils to use a variety of informational sources to create a presentation on an assigned topic. This course meets the Core 40 requirements.

     

    Course Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled as high school juniors.

    Course Objectives: 

    1. The students will further develop their use of language as a tool for learning, thinking, and as a source of pleasure.

    2. Students will analyze literature and make judgments using those analyses.

    3. Students will distinguish elements in literature that make them a reflection of the social, economic, political thinking, or condition of the times.

    4. The students will analyze literature as it reflects divergent points of view.

    5. The students will identify how contemporary literature reflects past traditions and movements.

    6. The students will employ the writing process to produce coherent and focused paragraphs and essays.

    7. The students will demonstrate a command of Standard English verbally and through their writing.

    8. The students will understand and use computer technology.

    The following is a list of the selections all teachers are required to include, to be supplemented by additional selections of the teacher’s choice; however, only required material will be included on the departmental midterm and final exam.

    Texts and Materials:

    Holt Elements of Literature, 5th Course

    Write Source, Grade 11

    Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

     

     

     

     

    Week

    Standards

    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.

    Assessments

    Other

    1

     

    Indiana: 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.5, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.4

    Classroom Guidelines and Course Expectations, Grammar,  Native American Literature, SKILL OF THE WEEK: Making Inferences

    D.W.L 6, Diagnostic Writing Prompt, Get to Know You Activities, Worksheet over Native American Literature, and Worksheet over Making Inferences, Read Native American Myths

    Diagnostic Personal Essay Prompt, Making Inferences, Classwork,  Diagnostic Quiz, Quiz over Native American Myths reading

     

    2

    Indiana: 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.5, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.4 Grammar, Native American Myths, Figurative Language, Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Figurative Language, SKILL OF THE WEEK: Using Persuasive Techniques, (Using Logos, Pathos, and Ethos),
    D.W.L. 10,  Native American Myths HW on Page 26, Figurative Language 2x Journal, Persuasive Prompt, In-class assignment over, NewsELA Article with interacctive reading assignment,  Identifying Figurative Language

    Native American Myths Graphic Org., Figurative Language 2x Journal, Persuasive Prompt, Quizzes over Readings, Mandatory interactive nonfictionreading assignment and quiz,  Descriptive Prompts, Vocabulary Homework and Quiz

     

     

    3

    Indiana: 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.5, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.4

    Grammar, Arthur Miller's The Crucible,  Analyzing Symbolism and Allegory, Vocabulary, SKILL OF THE WEEK: Recognizing Symbolism and Allegory D.W.L.14, Symbolism in-class Worksheet, Active Reading Strategies (Post-it Note Project), Speaking Skills, Homework over The Crucible
    Act I of The Crucible, Classwork over Symbolism and Allegory, Active Reading Post-it Note Project, Personal Narrative Prompts, Quiz over Act I

     

    4

    Indiana: 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.5, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.4

    Arthur Miller'sThe Crucible, Grammar, Vocabulary, SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Analyzing Characterization D.W.L. 18, Vocabulary Worksheet, Characterization In-class activities, Mandatory Non-Fiction Reading from ELA
    The Crucible - Act II

    Act II of The Crucible, Classwork over Characterization, Active Reading Post-it Note Project, Mandatory interactive reading assignment and quiz, Response to Reading Prompts, Vocabulary Homework and Quiz

     

    5

    Indiana: 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.6, 11.3.1, 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.3.5, 11.3.8, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.6, 11.5.9, 11.6.1, 11.7.2

    Arthur Miller'sThe Crucible, Grammar, Speaking Skills, Vocabulary, SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Recognizing Cause & Effect

    D.W.L. 22, Miller's The Crucible Act II-III, Sticky Notes Project on The Crucible, Cause and Effect Worksheet over The Crucible,

    Study Guides for Acts II-III in The Crucible, Speaking Skills,  Sticky note project over The Crucible, Quiz over Act II, Expository Prompts

     

    6

    Indiana: 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.6, 11.3.1, 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.3.5, 11.3.8, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.6, 11.5.9, 11.6.1, 11.7.2

    Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Grammar, Speaking Skills, , Final Paper/Project over Arthur Miller'sThe Crucible, SKILL OF THE WEEK: Recognizing Irony, D.W.L. 26, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Working on Paper/Project Comparing and Contrasting Two characters from Arthur Miller's The Crucible, or identifying a theme or main idea found in the play

    Quiz over Act III of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Literary Analysis Paper over The Crucible, Sticky Notes over Th Crucible, Midterm, Mandatory interactive reading assignment and quiz, Vocabulary Homework and Quiz

     

    7

    Indiana: 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.6, 11.3.1, 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.3.5, 11.3.8, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.6, 11.5.9, 11.6.1, 11.7.2

    The Romantic Period Poets, Grammar, Emily Dickinson Poems, SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Analyzing Poetry
    D.W.L. 30, Emily Dickinson Poems, Poetry Analysis,

    Poetry Prompts, Quizzes over both stories, In-class exercise on point of view

     

    8

    Indiana: 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.5, 11.3.4, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.9, 11.6.1, 11.7.1

    The Romantic Period Poets, Grammar, Emily Dickinson Poems, SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Analyzing Poetry

    D.W.L. 34, Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, I sing of America, etc.,  Emily Dickinson's Because I could not stop for death, If you were coming int he fall, etc. SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Writing a Poem, Poetry Analysis

    Poetry Analysis Exercise,, Sticky Note Project over J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, Mandatory interactive reading assignment and quiz, Vocabulary Homework and Quiz

     

    9

    Indiana:11.1.1-3, 11.2.3-411.3.1-4, 11.4.7, 11.4.9, 11.6.1-2

    J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Grammar, Identifying Theme and Main Idea
     
    D.W.L. 38, J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye SKILL OF THE WEEK: Identifying Theme and Main Idea

    Quiz over Chapters 1-3 J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Sticky Note Project over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Study Guides over Chapters 1-3

     

    10

    Indiana:11.1.1-3, 11.2.3-4, 11.3.1-4, 11.4.7, 11.4.9, 11.6.1-2

    J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Grammar, Identifying Point of View, Identifying Plot Elements
    D.W.L. 42, J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, .SKILL OF THE WEEK: Recognizing Plot Elements

    Quizzes over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, , Sticky Note Project over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, , Study Guides, Point of view In-class exercise, Mandatory interactive reading assignment and quiz

     

    11

    Indiana:11.1.1-3, 11.2.3-4, 11.3.1-4, 11.4.7, 11.4.9, 11.6.1-2

    J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Grammar, Recognizing the use of Flashback, & Forshadowing D.W.L. 46, J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, SKILL OF THE WEEK: Recognizing Flashback & Foreshadowing

    Quiz over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Sticky Note Project over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, , Study Guides, In-class exercises over Flashback & Foreshadowing

     

    12

    Indiana:11.1.1-3, 11.2.3-4, 11.3.1-4, 11.4.7, 11.4.9, 11.6.1-2

    J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye,  Grammar, Identifying Genres D.W.L. 50, J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye. SKILLS OF THE WEEK: Identifying Elements of Genres

    Quiz over final chapters in J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Sticky Note Project over J.D. Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye, Study Guides, Genre In-class Assignment Final Literary Analysis paper