COURSE NAME: CREDIT HOURS:
Advanced 11 English: 1 High School
College Composition I (1510) 3 College
College Composition II (1530) 3 College
TEXT: Successful College Writing AUTHOR: Kathleen McWhorter
EDITION: 4TH PUBLISHER: Bedford/St. Martins
TEXT: Current Issues and Enduring Questions: EDITORS: Barnet et al
A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with
EDITION: 8TH PUBLISHER: Bedford/St. Martins
TEXT: The Language of Literature AUTHOR: Arthur Applebee et al
EDITION: American Literature PUBLISHER: McDougal Littell, Inc.
TEXT: Warriner’s Handbook of Grammar, AUTHOR: ---
Usage, Mechanics & Sentences
EDITION: (5th Course) PUBLISHER: Holt et al
Notebook or Folder
Writing Utensils & Paper
The Crucible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, The Scarlet Letter
3-4 Optional Choices: Their Eyes Were Watching God, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Farewell to Arms, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Jungle, Catcher in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Pearl, Tuesdays with Morrie, An American Childhood, Death of a Salesman, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Kite Runner A Christmas Carol, Angela’s Ashes
Other Short Stories, Poetry & Novel Choices
· 10th Grade Advanced English
· Placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer tested prior to March 2009 7-9, tested during and after March 2009 4-6; Accuplacer reading 70+.
· Students in grade 10 English may qualify to move into Advanced 11 English by achieving each of the following criteria:
1. Receive a positive recommendation from current English grade level teacher via checklist and signature.
2. A grade of 92% or above for each quarter of the most recent English class.
3. A grade of 92% or higher on the English Final Exam for the most recent English class.
*** All students entering Advanced English must complete summer reading assignments.
This course is intended to bring forth much thought, exploration and analysis of writing about a myriad of controversial political and social issues existing in today’s world; subsequently, extensive verbal and written response will be generated both in and out of the classroom. Particular emphasis will be placed on the art of persuasion.
In addition, students will learn about American Literature through novels and poetry ranging from classics about Puritan society to best-sellers about life in contemporary
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED:
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Methods will consist of a wide variety of teacher-centered and learner-centered modes of instruction that range from independent work and lectures to group projects and cooperative structures.
WORK REQUIRED BY THE STUDENT:
Students will create and maintain a writing portfolio that consists of at least one of each of the following items:
In addition to the above writing portfolio, students will be required to complete a variety of grammar and literature related activities.
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, take-home exams, comprehensive assignments or projects, and class participation. Take-home exams and graded homework assignments provide students with feedback on their progress as a topic is being studied. In-class exams provide a focused evaluation of understanding and proficiency in each topic studied. Comprehensive assignments and/or projects provide higher-level understanding of the topics being studied. The final exam also evaluates the student’s comprehensive knowledge and skills learned from the coursework.
· Exams 100 Points Each
· Essays 100 Points Each
· Projects 50-100 Points Each
· Presentations 50-100 Points Each
· Quizzes 40-60 Points Each
· Homework 5-10 Points Each
· Class Work & Participation 5-10 Points Each
Grade is calculated by dividing the total points you earned by the total possible points of the course.