English 11

Spring ’18


The Catcher in the Rye (Novel)

1/3 to 2/2 (22 days)

Calendar Changes:

  • Wednesday (1/3): Mark up an essay for structural elements (5 pts.). Read and annotate the Background/Context reading from packet (5 pts.).
  • Thursday (1/4): ACT Packet p. 29. Journal Activity (5 pts.)
  • Friday (1/5): Write down 5-10 “main ideas” from the Background/Context reading (5 pts.). Begin reading “For Esme.” HW: Finish reading “For Esme” + do the study guide reading questions (this will prepare you for the quiz on Monday).

Important Links and Handouts:

1) Introductory Activity 1. What does it mean to be sixteen? — (created 1/2/18)
2) Unit Packet 2. Catcher Packet w/ Calendar (Spring 2018) — (updated 1/2/18)
3 & 4) Short Story 3. “For Esmé” Reading with Teacher Commentary4. Esme Reading Questions/Study Guide
5. Audio Book 5. Audio for The Catcher in the Rye
6. Sample Group Presentation 6. SAMPLE CATCHER POWERPOINT (updated 1/10/18)
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College Unit / ACT Practice

2/7 to 3/15 (26 days)

+ Read-Aloud Novel: The Great Gatsby


Persuasive Speaking/Research Unit

3/16 to 4/20 (20 days)

+ Read-Aloud Novel: Of Mice and Men

Introduction to the unit will be held the day before Spring Break; students can begin brainstorming/researching over break if they want, but it is not mandatory.


The Awakening (Novel)

4/23 to 5/23 (22 days)


Final Exams

5/24 to 5/25

Fall ’17


Short Story Unit

8/23 to 9/8 (12 days)

Calendar and Lessons

Readings

Essay Writing Materials


Romantic, Transcendental, & Gothic Literature

9/11 to 10/13 (25 days)

Rom_Trans_Goth_Calendar (updated 9/24/17)

Romanticism

Transcendentalism

Gothic


The Crucible (Drama)

10/17 to 11/6 (15 days)

Helpful Handouts and Links:

Essay Help:

Introductory Lessons on Puritanism and the Red Scare (Skipped this year):


Poetry Unit

11/7 to 11/17 (9 days)

PoetryReadingScheduleEnglish11Quizlet, Packet, & Worksheets:

Week One Texts and Audio (Poems of the 1800s, Sets 1-4)

Week Two Texts and Audio (Poems of the 1900s, Sets 5-8)


The Scarlet Letter (Novel)

11/20 to 12/20 (21 days)

Scarlet Letter Unit Calendar (November/December 2017)

Study Guide

Essay Assignment

Links for Struggling Readers

  • SparkVideo: Get to know The Scarlet Letter by watching this 10-minute video overview!
  • Read Aloud: Some people find it easier to read along with an audio book.
  • Chapter Summaries: If you are a struggling reader, it can help to read a chapter summary BEFORE you read the assigned chapter! NOTE: DO NOT USE INTERNET SUMMARIES TO SIMPLY FIND AND COPY ANSWERS! YOU MUST ACTUALLY READ THE BOOK AFTER LOOKING OVER THE SUMMARY! YOU NEED TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS NOT WHILE LOOKING AT THE INTERNET, BUT AFTER READING THE BOOK! YOU SHOULD BE GIVING ME YOUR OWN THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND WORDS!

Extra Activities and Readings


Final Exams

12/21 to 12/22


 

Old Stuff

Romanticism


The Awakening

(1/3 to 2/3)

Short Stories by Kate Chopin

The Awakening (Realism & Naturalism)

Body Biography


Frankenstein


Persuasive Speech Unit

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