Raleigh High School English II



Week of Aug. 16:

Literature Workbook (blue) pgs. 1-4 on story "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket"  

Grammar Workbook (red) pgs. 121-124


Literature test- "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" (next week)

Grammar test- sentences and fragments

Essay Prompts:

#1- Write a five paragraph essay about a person that you find interesting. Be sure to explain why you find this person interesting using three main elements. Check your introduction for a clear thesis and the conclusion for a restate thesis

Fall Semester 2010- This course offers learning and practice in the five major strands of Language Arts including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research. A variety of literature from many different genres will be examined as well as the elements of language, grammar, communication, and technology.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: We will study the following units:  figurative language, literary techniques, short stories, drama, grammar, the writing process, essay writing: expository, persuasive, and response to literature, the research paper, and presentation. We will prepare for the English II SATP writing test on October 14, 2010 and multiple-choice test on November 30, 2010.

First Nine- Weeks Term-
  1. Informative Mode Essays-  Persuasive, Expository and Response to Literature
  2. Literature Unit- Short Story (Textbook: Prentice Hall, Literature Platinum Level)

1.                  Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

2.                  The Monkey's Paw

3.                  How Much Land Does a Man Need?

4.                  The Good Deed

5.                  Leiningen Versus the Ants

6.                  The Widow and the Parrot

  1. Grammar and Writing Skills (Workbooks: Glencoe, SATP Writing/Grammar)

1.                  Unit 14 & Section 9/10- The Writing Process

2.                  Unit 2/4 & Section 5/6/8- Sentence Writing

3.                  Unit 7 & Section 3- Subject/verb agreement

  1. SATP English II Writing Test Review

1.                  Test Review- (Buckle Down)

2.                  Test Prep- (SATP workbook)

*** First Nine Weeks Exam- October 7&8*** SATP Writing Test- October 14, 2010