Syllabus

1st and 2nd Semester
Richardson
English 12
(A-1, B-4)


Subject

English 12 Syllabus

 

 

Nine Week

 

1st Nine Weeks

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

(Language) Demonstrate command of the conventions of English Grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

(Writing) Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

 

(Reading) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis or what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text…

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cite from sources to support own personal claims.

Form strong claims to support your position on select topics.

Read strategically to find evidence to support your claims.

Write in a variety of modes: expository, reflective, narrative.

Read Beowulf (Old English) for comprehension.

Read a memoir (Tuesdays With Morrie)

Topics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argumentative writing, Resume’ writing, Editing, British Literature (Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, Tuesdays with Morrie).

 

 

Major Assignment/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beowulf Resume’, Personal Resume, My Personal Dragon Essay, Argumentative Essays #1, 2 and 3, Personal Life Sentence.

 

 

Instructional Materials

 

British Literature-McDougall-Littell. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (class set for reading in class).

Field Trip/s

 

N/A

Subject

 

 

AP English 11-Language and Composition

Nine Week

 

1st Nine Weeks

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate a mastery of standard written English.

 

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

 

Determine or clarify the meaning of an unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11 reading content.

 

Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance. Premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis and tone used.

 

 

 

 

Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining the author’s use of rhetorical strategies.

Apply effective rhetorical strategies and techniques in own writing.

Create and sustain arguments based on readings, visual texts, research.

Evaluate and incorporate reference documents into papers.

Revise a work to make it suitable for a different audience.

Analyze image as a text.

Demonstrate understanding of the components of citations, endnotes, and footnotes.

 

 

Topics

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of reading of various topics and from various sources and in varied styles. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” The Crucible, Benjamin Franklin, “Speech at the Virginia Convention” by Patrick Henry, Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.

 

 

Major Assignment/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annotation of JFK’s Inaugural Speech.

Argumentative essays #1 and 2.

“The Man in the Photo is Me” Project (Donald Murray article).

Using SOAPS to write introduction paragraph on three articles we read in class.

 

 

Instructional Materials

 

Literature: The American Experience

The Language of Compsition.

Field Trip/s

 

N/A

 

Subject

 

Etymology

Nine Week

 

1st Nine Weeks

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

Students apply a wide range of strategies to understand vocabulary.

 

Students adjust their use of vocabulary to communicate effectively.

 

Students apply knowledge of language structure and conventions to write for different audiences and purposes.

 

 

 

 

Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase vocabulary and enhance its use.

 

Stimulate an appreciation for the English language.

 

Generate opportunities for practice with the language.

 

Learn how the English language developed.

Topics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words/language formation from its earliest point.

English language’s history.

Influences on the English language.

Latin and Greek influence.

American English and its influences.

 

 

Major Assignment/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal dictionary.

Root word unit.

ACT Prep/Vocabulary attainment.

 

 

Instructional Materials

 

An array of print materials will accompany online sources.

Dictionary/Thesaurus

Field Trip/s

 

 

 


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