Southwestern Central High School
COURSE NAME: English 9 Advanced CREDIT HOURS: 1
TEXT: The Language of Literature Author: Arthur N. Applebee EDITION: 1st PUBLISHER: McDougal Littell
TEXT: Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Sentences AUTHOR: John E. Warriner
EDITION: 3rd course PUBLISHER: Holt, Rinehart
· 3-ring binder with 5 tab dividers
· pens, pencils, highlighters, Post-Its
· flash drive
· Lord of the Flies
· The Odyssey
· Great Expectations
· To Kill a Mockingbird
· The House on Mango Street
· Romeo and Juliet
· The Hobbit
· short Stories
** If a student meets two of the three prior requirements, and the general consensus is that the student is well qualified for Advanced ELA, the following may replace one of the above.
This course will focus on reading a variety of cross-cultural novels, with an in depth look at the historical background of each. We will also incorporate a variety of writing genres to enhance student writing and grammatical skills.
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED:
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
· Teacher/student discussions, lectures, direct instruction, power-point presentations, student-led instruction, movies, guest speakers, role-play etc.
WORK REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT:
· Tests, quizzes, homework, projects, power-point presentations, essays, reading, listening, group work and grammar studies
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROGRESS:
Students will be evaluated on their ability to define, describe, illustrate, explain, integrate, and measure key elements of the course material. Students will also be evaluated on their ability to generalize new and prior knowledge into new learning situations.
The student's final grade is determined by averaging scores on in-class exams and quizzes, essays, comprehensive assignments or projects, and class participation. Take-home assignments and graded homework assignments provide students with feedback on their progress as a topic being studied. In-class exams provide a focused evaluation of understanding and proficiency in each topic studied. Comprehensive assignments or projects provide higher-level understanding of the topics being studied. The final test or essay also evaluates the student's comprehensive knowledge and skills learned from the coursework.
· Tests 100 Points Each
· Homework 10—50 Points Each
· Projects 50-200 Points Each
· Quizzes 10-60 Points Each
· Writing 80-100 Points Each
Your grade is based on total points. Bigger assignments, which require more thought, time, and effort, will be given a higher point value.