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English I Syllabus

Jay High School                                                                       First and Second Semester

 

Junior English                                                                           Mrs. Whitney Walker

 Course Syllabus 

Course Overview:  Students will study literature, writing, and proofreading.  This is a year long course.  The objectives are consistent with the Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills.  While taking this course, the student will enhance his or her communication skills.

 

Instructional Strategies:  Teaching methods will include lecture, class discussion, group work, and individualized instruction as needed.  A variety of instructional techniques will include use of visual aides such as Smart Board, and various multi-media presentations.

 

Student Learning Activities:  Students will participate in class discussions, group discussions, individual and group projects, oral assignments, and written assignments.  Students will participate in note taking and other study skills.  Assignments covering the research process will also be included.

 

Student Assessment:  Students will be assessed through the use of portfolios, graded daily assignments, both oral and written tests, graded reviews, and class participation.  The grading scale is as follows:

 

A  100%-90%

B  89%-80%

C  79%-70%

D  69%60%

F  59% and below

 

Classroom Management:  Students will be expected to follow the Classroom Code of Conduct. 

1.  Be polite at all times.

2.  Work quietly and do not disturb others.

3.  Listen courteously when others are talking.

4.  Be friendly to fellow classmates.

5.  Be truthful and honest.

6.  Respect your teacher and other adults.

7.  Be prepared for class.

8.  Arrive at class on time.

9.  Cooperate with others.

10.  Always do your best.

     

Consequences of Breaking the Code of Conduct

1. Classroom discipline

2.  Parental contact

3.  Referral to the office

   

Units Covered:

 First Nine Weeks 
  • Daily Journal Writing – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Daily Take 5 – Reading/Literature Standard 1; Oral Language/Listening and Speaking Standard 1, 2                
  • Class Creed – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Grammar/Usage/Sentence Structure Review (Writer’s Inc.) – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Vocabulary – Reading/Literature Standard 1
  • Outside Reading – Reading/Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Research Skills – Reading Literature Standards 1, 4
  • Resource Materials as Needed
 Second Nine Weeks 
  • Daily Journal Writing – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Daily Take 5 – Reading/Literature Standard 1; Oral Language/Listening and Speaking Standards 1, 2
  • Vocabulary – Reading/Literature Standard 1
  • Study of short stories, novels, and plays (Glencoe Literature Book) – See attached PASS per chapter
  • Writing Process Narrative – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Outside Reading – Reading/Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Resource Materials as Needed

                                   

Third Nine Weeks 
  • Daily Journal Writing – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Daily Take 5 – Reading/Literature Standard 1; Oral Language/Listening and Speaking Standard 1, 2
  • Vocabulary – Reading/Literature Standard 1
  • Study of short stories, novels, and plays (Glencoe Literature Book) – See attached PASS per chapter
  • Writing Process Exposition – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Outside Reading – Reading/Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Resource Materials as Needed

           

Fourth Nine Weeks 
  • Daily Journal Writing – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Daily Take 5 – Reading/Literature Standard 1; Oral Language/Listening and Speaking Standard 1, 2
  • Vocabulary – Reading/Literature Standard 1
  • Study of short stories, novels, and plays (Glencoe Literature Book) – see attached PASS per chapter
  • Writing Process Persuasion – Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics Standards 1, 2, 3
  • Novel – Reading/Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Resource Materials as needed
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