• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     English
    English 11 A
    Instructor:  Mr. Jason Sonnenberg
     
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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    All students will need a notebook, a folder, writing utensils and English books everyday. 
     
    Suspended students may only receive credit on assignments that parents or guardians have picked up from the school DURING the students' suspension.  All tests and quizzes will be given to the students on the day the student comes back.  Assignments are also due on this first day back.
     
    IF YOUR STUDENT IS SUSPENDED OR ILL, AND YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT ASSIGNMENTS THEY NEED TO BE DOING AT HOME, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT ME DURING MY PREP PERIOD.  MY PREP HOUR IS FROM 12:16-1:32.  CALL THE SCHOOL, LISTEN TO THE RECORDING, AND DIAL EXTENSION 7114.  YOU COULD ALSO EMAIL ME.
     
    Course Description
     
     

    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 dayStudents 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 orteacher 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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Realism
    Literary Period Introduction:The Rise of Realism, The Civil War to 1914
    Quizzes
    Skills: Identifying key facts and details
    2
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
    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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
     
    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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    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
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
    Research
    Notetaking and outlining
     
    Skills: record and organize research
    8
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    11.4
    11.5
    11.6
    Research
    Writing and revising
    Essay
    Skills: Parenthetical documentation
    9
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Novel
    Of Mice and Men
    Quizzes
    Skills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text
    10
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Novel
    Of Mice and Men
    Quizzes and Notebook Check
    Skills: Characterization, setting, symbolism, theme, interpreting a text
    11
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Drama
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Quizzes
    Skills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text
    12
    11.1
    11.2
    11.3
    Drama
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Quizzes and Notebook Check
    Skills: Characterization, cause and effect, setting, theme, interpreting a text
           
    2
             
    3
     
     
     
     
    4
     Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.2.2, 10.4.4, 10.4.6, 10.5.3, 10.5.9, 10.7.16, 10.1.2, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.4.3, 10.5.1, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.7.1, 10.7.7, 10.7.11
     
    Grammar
    10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3,
     
    Etymology
    11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3, 11.4.1,
     
    Writing
    11.4.2, 11.4.3, 11.4.13, 11.4.10, 11.4.11, 11.4.12, 11.5.1, 11.5.5, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.6.1 through 11.6.4
     
    Assignments with in Standards may include 11.2.1 through 11.2.4 and 11.3.1 through 11.3.13
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.6, RI.4, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, SL.1, Sl.3, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.7, W.8
    Identifying Text Structure
    Elements of Literature
    Collection 1
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Formal Reading Skills Assessment
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    How can basic elements of text work together to create meaning
    5
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.4, 11.4.4, 11.4.6, 11.5.3, 11.5.9, 11.1.2, 11.1.4, 11.3.2, 11.3.5, 11.3.9, 11.3.13, 11.4.3, 11.5.1, 11.5.4, 11.5.7, 11.5.8,
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.5, L.6, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.6, RI.8, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3,  W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.7, W.8
    Determining Main Idea/ Theme
    Collection 4
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Formal Timed Writing Prompt
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Finding the main idea and supporting evidence to discern meaning
    6
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.1.4, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.4.4, 10.5.3, 10.5.9, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
     

     

    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, L.5,  RI.3, RI.4, RI.6, RL.5, RL.6, W.2, W.3, W.4,  W.7, W.8, W.9, W.10
     

    Making Inferences/ Summarizing

    Collection 5
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
     
    Skills-based computerized Mid-term
    Literary Terms:
    Irony
    Ambiguity
     
    7
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.1.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.3.4,  10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.12, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
     

     

    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.5, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.6, RI.8, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, RL.9, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.8, W.9, W.10
    Fact and Opinion/ Summary
    Collection 5
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
     
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Finding key information. Analyzing validity of information bias.
    8
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8,10.6.2 ,
    10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.4, L.5, RI.4, RI.6, RI.7,  RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.9,  W.10
    Making Predictions
     
    Collection 6
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Literary Terms:
    Symbolism
    Foreshadow
    Flashback
    Allegory
    Tone Mood
    9
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8,10.6.2, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.4, L.5, RI.4, RI.6, RI.7, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.9, W.10
     
     
     
    Understanding Characters
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Skills Based Computerized skills assessment 
     
    Literary Terms:
    Figurative Language
    Tone Mood
    Characters Interactions
    10
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, RI.6, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL, 5, RL.9,  RL.10, W.9
     
    Recognizing Theme
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Analysis Skills? how literary techniques are used to create meaning
    11
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.7, 10.3.11  , 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3,  L.6, RI.6, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4 ,RL.5, RL.9, W.1, W.2, W.4, W.5, W.9, W.10
    Understanding Figurative Language
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Literary Terms:
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Theme
    12
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.7, 10.3.11 , 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3,  L.6, RI.6, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.9,  W.1, W.2, W.4, W.5, W.9, W.10
    Comparing and Contrasting
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Skills-based Final Exam
    Author's Purpose and Perspective Outcomes and novel analysis