Syllabus

English 11 Syllabus

Coach Shelton

Room 258

cshelton@jefcoed.com

Office Hours: M-F 7:30-7:45

 

Course Objective: The objective of this 11th grade English course is to explore American literature works from the 1900’s on a deeper thinking level; to review and develop additional skills in grammar usage and mechanics; and to further develop students’ writing skills with focus on narrative, expository, research, and argument writing styles.

 

Class Supplies:

  • Three ring binder                                                         -    Loose leaf paper
  • 4 sections divided into: bell ringers/grammar, vocabulary, literature, reflection/journal
  • Blue or black pen, pencil                                             -    Highlighter
  • Required texts: The Great Gatsby, A Raisin in the Sun, literature book

     

    Class Rules:

  • Be respectful to teacher, students, visitors, and classroom property.
  • Be on time.
  • Be prepared.
  • No gum, food, or drink (unless special accommodation)
  • Students will be expected to abide by the Jefferson County Code of Conduct.

     

    Discipline Policy

    In cases of student tardiness or absences, I will refer to the school and county policy for discipline, grading, and makeup assignments. Students will be allowed three school days to come to me and arrange a time to make up an assignment or to turn in a missed assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what he/she has missed.

     

    In cases of classroom disturbance or any behavior problem, students will be dealt with initially in my class. If the problem persists, they will be written up on a blue form and turned in to administration. I have a ZERO tolerance policy for classroom disruptions and/or disrespect to teachers or other students.

     

    Grading/Assessments

    All grades are final. As mentioned, students have three school days to make up any assignments. That means they need to find out what assignments they missed before that three days is up.

    Grammar/Vocabulary: We will have daily grammar and vocabulary lessons with weekly quizzes.

    Literature: Students will be graded on weekly reading quizzes and tests covering our literature works.

    Writing: Students will have a major writing assignment for each unit, which will be graded on organization (structure, transitions, does it make sense?), content (thought process, following the prompt) and grammar.

    Projects: Students are required to complete one multi-media project and will be required to present to the class on other occasions.

    Homework/Classwork- Students may be assigned homework (reading, writing, handouts, etc.) due the following school day. Students will also be required to be engaged in class discussions and complete classroom handouts.

     

    *Quizzes- 10-25 pts*Tests- 100 pts*Papers- 100 pts*Projects- 100 pts*HW/CW- 10-25 points

    Note: Research Paper is 50% of assessment grade

     

    Year at a Glance:

    Quarter 1: Major Theme: Naturalism

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: “Desiree’s Baby”, “A Rose for Emily”, “To Build a Fire”
  • Poetry: “Grass”, “Chicago”
  • Nonfiction: William Faulkner and Stud Terkels
  • Grammar: ACT Grammar Review

    Writing: Narrative

     

    Quarter 2: Major Text- The Great Gatsby

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: “Yes Ma’am”
  • Poetry: “Cross”, “We Wear the Mask”
  • Nonfiction- Zora Neale Hurston

    Grammar: ACT Grammar Review

    Writing: Research Paper

     

    Quarter 3: Major Text- The Crucible

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: Selections from lit book
  • Poetry: Selections from lit book
  • Nonfiction: JFK Inauguration Speech, JFK Cuban Missile Crisis Speech, FDR Speech

    Grammar: ACT Grammar Review

    Writing: Argument

     

    Quarter 4: Major Text- A Raisin in the Sun

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: Selections from book or online resources
  • Poetry: “Dream Deferred”
  • Nonfiction: “To be young, gifted, and black”

Grammar: ACT Grammar Review

Writing: Expository

 

English 9 Syllabus

Coach Shelton

Room 258

cshelton@jefcoed.com

Office Hours: M-F 7:30-7:45

 

Course Objective: The objective of this 9th grade English course is to develop skills in understanding literature works on a deeper thinking level; to review and develop additional skills in grammar usage and mechanics; and to develop students’ writing skills with focus on narrative, expository, research, and argument writing styles.

 

Class Supplies:

  • Three ring binder                                                          -    Loose leaf paper
  • 4 sections divided into: bell ringers/grammar, vocabulary, literature, reflection/journal
  • Blue or black pen, pencil                                               -    Highlighter
  • Required texts: To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, literature book

     

    Class Rules:

  • Be respectful to teacher, students, visitors, and classroom property.
  • Be on time.
  • Be prepared.
  • No gum, food, or drink (unless special accommodation)
  • Students will be expected to abide by the Jefferson County Code of Conduct.

     

    Discipline Policy

    In cases of student tardiness or absences, I will refer to the school and county policy for discipline, grading, and makeup assignments. Students will be allowed three school days to come to me and arrange a time to make up an assignment or to turn in a missed assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what he/she has missed.

     

    In cases of classroom disturbance or any behavior problem, students will be dealt with initially in my class. If the problem persists, they will be written up on a blue form and turned in to administration. I have a ZERO tolerance policy for classroom disruptions and/or disrespect to teachers or other students.

     

    Grading/Assessments

    All grades are final. As mentioned, students have three school days to make up any assignments. That means they need to find out what assignments they missed before that three days is up.

    Grammar/Vocabulary: We will have daily grammar and vocabulary lessons with weekly quizzes.

    Literature: Students will be graded on weekly reading quizzes and tests covering our literature works.

    Writing: Students will have a major writing assignment for each unit, which will be graded on organization (structure, transitions, does it make sense?), content (thought process, following the prompt) and grammar.

    Projects: Students are required to complete one multi-media project and will be required to present to the class on other occasions.

    Homework/Classwork- Students may be assigned homework (reading, writing, handouts, etc.) due the following school day. Students will also be required to be engaged in class discussions and complete classroom handouts.

     

    *Quizzes- 10-25 pts*Tests- 100 pts*Papers- 100 pts*Projects- 100 pts*HW/CW- 10-25 points

    Note: Research Paper is 50% of assessment grade

     

    Year at a Glance:

    Quarter 1: Major Text- To Kill a Mockingbird

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: “The Most Dangerous Game”
  • Poetry: “Sympathy” selections from Langston Hughes and Claude McKay
  • Nonfiction: “I Have a Dream Speech”, excerpts from Scottsboro Boys, Jim Crowe Laws

    Grammar: capitalization, spelling, punctuation

    Writing: Argument

     

    Quarter 2: Major Text- The Odyssey

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories:“The Lady, or the Tiger?”
  • Poetry: “Ithaca”, selections from Emily Dickinson
  • Nonfiction- news articles of heroic events, epic journeys

    Grammar: commas, subject-verb agreement, semi-colons

    Writing: Narrative

     

    Quarter 3: Major Text- Romeo and Juliet

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: “The Cask of Amontillado”
  • Poetry: Shakespearean Sonnets
  • Nonfiction: Research for paper

    Grammar: colons, pronouns, commonly misused words

    Writing: Research Paper

     

    Quarter 4: Major Text- Night

    Supplemental Text:

  • Short Stories: “The Gift of the Magi”
  • Poetry: “Taxi”, “Counting of the Beats”
  • Nonfiction: Historical Documents of WWII, Anne Frank

Grammar: sentence patterns, phrases, clauses