Presentation on theme: "Do Now: ► Please write the following information on the index card. 1. Your child’s name 2. Your name 3. Your E-mail address 4. One standout fact or memory."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now: ► Please write the following information on the index card. 1. Your child’s name 2. Your name 3. Your E-mail address 4. One standout fact or memory about your child (to help me remember him or her)
Elements of Literature and Composition: Honors New Common Core State Standards- Curriculum is skills based, rigorous, and solidifies the student's foundation before going on to AP English or Honors English Junior year.
Focus: ► Vocabulary Development- emphasis on context clues and critical reading; parts of speech; making connections with the text and not memorizing definitions (most of the vocabulary words assigned to the students are selected from the texts they read as well as CCSS grade level vocabulary words) ► Grammar- assist with the writing process and enhance editing skills; application
Focus: ► Writing- developing and expanding the analytical essay; research writing; 25 minute timed essays similar to those on the SAT; using descriptive and figurative language in narrative pieces ► Critical Reading- Close Reading: Read critically to determine theme and central ideas; analyze characters; analyze word choice (stylistic and linguistic devices) to determine tone and mood; determine author's point of view or purpose ► Public Speaking- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussion and gain range of collaborative discussion and gain confidence speaking in front of the class confidence speaking in front of the class through presentations, recitations, and through presentations, recitations, and Socratic Seminars. Socratic Seminars.
Marking Period 1 ► The Sun Also Rises ► To Kill a Mockingbird ► Uncle Tom’s Children - Narrative Writing - Research Writing - Formal Response Writing
Marking Period 2 ► Catcher in the Rye ► A Separate Peace ► Fahrenheit 451 - SAT essay - Analytical essay - Persuasive Speech
Marking Period 3 ► Joy Luck Club ► The Bluest Eye ► Poetry Unit - Analysis/ Timed Writing - Socratic Seminars - Group Presentations
Marking Period 4 ► Othello ► Julius Caesar ► Inherit the Wind - Shakespeare Recitation - Analytical Writing - Socratic Seminars