• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     English
    American Literature
    Instructor:Debbie Monix

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    1.  Students must bring their book, notebook, folder, pen/pencil to class every day.  No locker passes will be given.
    2.  Students must complete work on time.  No late work will be accepted. 
    3.  Students need to find out what they missed if they were absent by checking the website, emailing me, or asking me when they return to school.  Students are responsible for all the material - even things we cover if they are absent. 
    4.  Students must be in their seats when the bell rings, or they will be considered tardy.
    5.  Copying work from another student results in a zero for both students.  Also, students may not work on homework for another class.
    6.  This is a classroom, not a cafeteria or spa.  Please, no food, drinks, makeup, lotion, or combs in the classroom. 
     
     
     
    Course Description
     

    AMERICAN LITERATURE                                                                        

    American Literature a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Literature Standards, is a study of representative works and authors of the United States.  Students read, analyze, evaluate, critique, and actively respond to a wide variety of literary genres that reflect American culture, including works of various ethnic and cultural minorities. Students compare readings and media from literature, history, and other subjects by demonstrating how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are interconnected, distinctly American, and important to an understanding of the development of the current culture.

    ·         Recommended Grade Level:  11

    ·         Recommended Prerequisites:  English 9, English 10

    ·         Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit

    ·         Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    8/21-8/29
    11.1
    11.2
    Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
    Native American stories
     
    Skills:  Indentifying text structure; archetypes
    2
    9/2--9/6
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
     
     
    Colonial and Revolutionary Periods
    Bradstreet poetry, "SInners in the Hands of an Angry God," The Interesting Narrative of the LIfe of Olaudah Equiano, "Speech to the Virginia Convention"
    Skills:  Determining main idea; figurative language; imagery; rhetorical devices
    3
    9/9-9/13
    11.1
    11.3
    The Crucible
    Read The Crucible
     
    Colonial / Revolutionary test
    Skills:  Understanding characters; summarizing; conflict
    4
    9/16-9/20
    11.1
    11.3
    11.4
    11.7
    The Crucible
    Read The Crucible
    The Crucible test
    Skills:  Recognizing theme; cause and effect
    5
    9/23-9/27
    11.1
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
     
    The Crucible
    Prewriting, rough draft, editing, type final draft
    Write literary analysis
    Skills:  Literary analysis essay
    6
    9/30-10/4
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Romantic Period
    "The Devil and Tom Walker," The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls," "Thanatopsis," "Self-Reliance"
    Socratic seminar
    Skills:  Plot structure; Understanding figurative language; making inferences; summarizing
    7
    10/7-10/11
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Romantic Period
    "Resistance to Civil Government," Walt Whitman poetry, Emily Dickinson poetry
    Romantic test
    Skills:  Understanding figurative language; making inferences; free verse; cataloging
    8
    10/14-10/18
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Gothics
     "The Raven," "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," "A Rose for Emily," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
     
    Skills:  Recognizing theme; poetic sound devices; allegory; understanding characters
    9
    10/21-10/25
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Realism - Civil War
    Narrative of the LIfe of Frederick Douglass, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "A Mystery of Heroism"
    Gothic test
    Skills:  Fact and opinion; summary; point of view; understanding characters' motivation
    10
    10/28-11/1
    11.1
    11.3
    Realism - Civil War and Harlem Renaissance
    "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Story of an Hour," "The Yellow Wallpaper," Robinson poems, Langston Hughes
    Skills:  Identifying text structure; comparing and contrasting; motivation; theme
    11
    11/4-11/8
    11.1
    11.3
     
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Read A Streetcar Named Desire
    Realism test
    Skills:  Making predictions; motivation; conflict
    12
    11/11-11/15
    11.1
    11.3
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Read A Streetcar Named Desire
    A Streetcar Named Desire test; Write expanded paragraph
    Skills:  Symbolism