• CP9 English Course Outline

    2020-2021

    Resources:  Google Classroom, Newsela, CommonLit., and others

    *Goal to expose students to diverse literature to (hopefully) inspire interest and a healthy respect for the written word while gaining a heightened awareness of context/cultural standards

    Time Frame

    Unit

    Literature

    Focus

    Semesters

    1 and 2

    Vocabulary

    Sadlier-Oxford

      Vocabulary acquisition and usage 

      Pre and Post Tests

      Vocabulary Quest  - online w/in person 

                                                 assessments

    Semester 1

    Grammar

    Adaptive exercises

    NoRedInk

    EDPuzzle 

      Grammar review - online

    Semesters

    1 and 2

    Enrichment Independent Reading

    Student choice

      Student responsible for quarterly literature 

      project/presentation 

           Utilize CP9 Google Classroom platform

    Quarter 1

    Short Stories

    “The Most Dangerous Game” 

    “The Scarlet Ibis” 

             Movie: Simon Birch

    “The Cask of Amontillado” 

     Optional: “Barney” 

                       “The Necklace” 

    Reading and annotating strategies 

    Literary terms review

    Literary analysis 

    Introduce Quote Option #1 

    Reinforce writing process (peer workshop)

    Quarter 1-2

    Mythology

    The Odyssey 

    Multiple genres/interpretations 

      Mini-research/presentation

      Narrative essay - In media res

    Quarter 2

    Dystopian Fiction

    Censorship

    Fahrenheit 451 

    “Harrison Bergeron"

    Movie: 2084

    “The Pedestrian”

      Intro argumentation/supporting evidence

      Compare/Contrast

      Socratic seminar

      Introduce Quote Option 2

    Quarter 3

    Research

    Flammable Fiction Research Presentation and Essay 

      Research process:

          Note taking, format,  works consulted

          Thesis, outline, quote integration

      Formal presentation

    Quarter 3-4

    Historical/Current Social Issues

    Fiction/Nonfiction

      “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”  

    The Scottsboro Boys 

    Harlem Renaissance

    To Kill a Mockingbird 

    Relevant news articles, editorials, commentaries

      Reinforce critical analysis:

          Author background - cultural experiences

          Intended audience

          Purpose

          Value

     Reinforce Argumentation

      

    Quarter 4

    Drama

    Shakespeare’s 

    Romeo and Juliet 

    Choice novel

    Character interviews

    Optional: West Side Story

      Drama

      Shakespearean language

      Historical significance, influence, connections

      Comparison/contrast

      Thematic connections

       

     

     

Last Modified on August 21, 2020