Wishing you had access to easy-to-understand grammar rules? Go to the electronic file cabinet and click on GRAMMAR RULES! for helpful go-to handouts.
Electronic File Cabinet - Click on this link to find literature, videos, PPTs, notes and classroom policy PDFs.
STUDENTS: MUCH OF THE LITERATURE ASSIGNED IS DIGITIZED ON THIS PORTAL. IF YOU ARE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL AND NEED THE LITERATURE, PLEASE CHECK THE ELECTRONIC FILE CABINET AND FIND IT.
Parents and Guardians: To see an overview of classroom policies, student expectations, and course requirements for both Honors English 11 and English 11, go to the Electronic File Cabinet where you will find PDFs representative of both of these courses. The link to the electronic file cabinet is at the top of this column.
Honors English 11 Periods 1, 3
M, 8/22: Turn in Summer Assignment writings with the Cognitive Reflection. Discuss common strengths and weaknesses in summer assignments. What don't you understand clearly? Begin Colonial Review: NA Myths, Smith, Bradford, Rowlandson, Bradstreet, Byrd. Return of Colonial Tests.
T, 8/23: Finish Colonial review.
W, 8/24: The Scarlet Letter (TSL) Unit: An Exploration of the Human Condition through Fiction. PPT, handouts, book sign out, expectations and what to know about The Custom House. Read Chapters 1 - 5 for Monday. Quiz.
Th, 8/25: SLO PreTest and complete these opinion questions for discussion tomorrow:
1. What's the difference between sin and evil? Examples?
2. Distinguish the differences between sin and punishment versus crime and punishment: Examples? What is a theocracy and how does it impact a culture and its people?
F, 8/26: TSL PreDiscussion: what's the difference between sin and evil? What is the difference between sin and punishment vs crime and punishment? What role does theocracy play? Read chapters 1 - 5 for Monday. Be sure to review the comprehension questions and vocabulary for the quiz.
English 11 Periods 4, 6, 7
M, 8/20: Begin Colonial Unit. Red book, pp. 59-62 (literature from this unit is also in the Colonial file, electronic file cabinet. See top left corner of the first vertical column, this page.) Essential questions to answer: What is myth? What is its purpose? What myths are identifiable in today's society? Read "Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun" and "Coyote." See last page of review guide for questions to answer.
T, 8/21: Colonial period review guide page 1 - 2. John Smith, bio and "The General History." Read in class and answer guided questions. If time, video clip (10 minutes).
W, 8/22: Begin Puritans. Understanding Plain Style and the difference between the North and the South.
Th, 8/23: William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" excerpt. Be able to apply these terms to the reading: God's Providence, Allusion, Utilitarian. Answer the questions in the review guide.
F, 8/24: Finish William Bradford. Video clips from Desperate Crossings, if time.