Southwestern Central High School
COURSE NAME: English 11 CREDIT HOURS: 1
TEXT: The Language of Literature EDITOR: Arthur Applebee
EDITION: PUBLISHER: McDougal Littell
TEXT: The Warriner's Handbook AUTHOR: John E. Warriner
EDITION: PUBLISHER: Holt, Rinehart
· USB data drive
· 3-ring binder
SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS May Include:
· *The Crucible
· *The Great Gatsby
· *Of Mice and Men
· The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
· The Catcher in the Rye
· Shorts Stories
· Various poetry
· Completion of English 10
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will be enriched with a variety of genres focusing on American Literature. They will be asked to apply historical knowledge to pieces of literature being studied s and demonstrate that knowledge through various projects, quizzes, and written assignments.
Written assignments will focus on genre writing and grammar skills will be incorporated and displayed through the various written assignments.
NYS English Language Arts Regents Exam will be given at the end of the junior year.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: In accordance with the New York State Learning Standards for English Language Arts, students will read, write, listen and speak for:
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED:
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
· Cooperative learning
· Graphic Organizers
· Writing conference
WORK REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT:
Students are required approximately 8-10 essays per class session and various homework that may include vocabulary practices and study guides. Students are also asked to read independently, usually not exceeding 20 pages a night. A MLA formatted research paper of 7 pages in length is also required at this level. Also, a minimum of one presentation will be expected from each student.
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. This evaluation will be complete through quizzes, exams, projects, discussion, and written work. Feedback will be provided with grades and student conferences.
Homework – 10-50 Points Each
Quizzes – 20-60 Points Each
Tests – 100 Points Each
Projects – 100-200 Points Each
Writing – 50-100 Points Each
Participation – 10-40 Points Each
Your grade is calculated by dividing the total points you earned by the total possible points of the course.