• CP10 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

    (complete by the beginning of October)

    Short Stories

    “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant”

    “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”

    “Lamb to the Slaughter”

    “To Build a Fire”

    “The Possibility of Evil”/”The Open Window” 

    “Hills Like White Elephants”

    “By the Waters of Babylon” with “The Sniper” and “On Nuclear Disarmament”

    “The Masque of the Red Death”

    Reading and annotating strategies 

    Literary terms review- focus on direct vs. indirect characterization, tone vs. mood, allegory and symbolism

    Literary analysis 

    Reinforce Quote Options #1 and #2

    Reinforce writing process (peer workshop)

    Quarter 1

    (complete by the end of October)

    Drama

    Shakespeare’s 

    Macbeth 

    Guided IndependentNovel Study 

      Drama

      Shakespearean language

      Historical significance, influence, connections

      Comparison/contrast

     Literature Circles

    Thematic connections

    Quarter 2

    The American Dream

    Of Mice and Men

    “John Steinbeck”--Newsela

    “The American Dream”-Newsela


    Independent Study: Tortilla Flat

    Reinforce critical analysis:

          Author background - cultural experiences

          Intended audience

          Purpose

          Value

     Animal Imagery

      Socratic seminar

      Quote Option 2

    Quarter 2

    The American Dream (Optional)

    The Catcher in the Rye

    “J.D. Salinger”-- Newsela

    “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”

      Synthesis- Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, and Salinger’s view of the American Dream

    Quarter 3-4

    Research/The American Dream

    1920’s Research

    “F. Scott Fitzgerald”-Newsela

     “The American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality-- CommonLit.

    “Winter Dreams”

    The Great Gatsby

      Research process:

          Note taking, format,  works consulted

          Thesis, outline, quote integration

      Formal presentation

    Quarter 3

    Argumentation

    EOC Prep. Resources

    Edulastic

    EOC Prep.

    Reintroduce argumentation

    Reinforce literary analysis

    Quarter __

    Mythology

    (optional)

    Antigone 

    Multiple genres/interpretations 

      Study works from a different culture

     

     

     

Last Modified on August 21, 2020