Scope & Sequence

  

 1st Semester

2nd Semester 

 1st Six Weeks  4th Six Weeks
Short Story Unit (3 wks)
Key Concepts: Analyzing Short Stories, Grammar, Open Ended Responses Writing, Vocabulary, Analyzing Novel.
Focus Skills:  Comprehension of Short Story elements,
Plot and Setting
Foreshadowing
Symbolism
Character and theme
Flashback
Protagonist & Antagonist
Narrator and voice
Irony
Point of View

Reading Comprehension of Literary text, genre focus, media literacy
Reading Strategies:  evaluating, summarizing, analyzing, predicting, inferring, and compare/contrast.
TEKS:  1ABCDE, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9CD, 12, Fig. 19AB, 13ABCDE, 14A, 15C, 17ABC,
18AB, 19, 24ABC, 24, 25, 26
Novel Unit: To Kill A Mockingbird
Analyzing the novel,

Focus Skills:  Comprehension of novel elements,
Plot and Setting
Foreshadowing
Symbolism
Character and theme
Flashback
Protagonist & Antagonist
Narrator and voice
Irony
Point of View


Reading Comprehension of Literary text, genre focus, media literacy
Reading Strategies:  evaluating, summarizing, analyzing, predicting, inferring, and compare/contrast.
TEKS:  1ABCDE, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9CD, 12, Fig. 19AB, 13ABCDE, 14A, 15C, 17ABC,
18AB, 19, 24ABC, 24, 25, 26



Drama:  Antigone/ A Marriage Proposol (6 weeks)
Key Concepts:  Analyzing a drama, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing, Media Literacy, Poetry writing, Research terms
Focus skills:  Elements of a Drama
Tragic FlawFigurative languageAntagonist
Tragic HeroProtagonistImagery
Tragedy Characterization

Reading Strategies:  summarizing, making inference about characters and theme, comparing and contrasting scenes, interpreting images
TEKS:  1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10AB, Fig 19AB, 14B, 16ABCDE, 17, 18, 19


Test Prep
Key Concepts: STAARS standards; Plot Structure, theme, Characterization
Focus Skills:  Literary terms, Setting, critically evaluating text, writing OERs, reading comprehension, focusing on inferring and drawing conclusions, vocabulary.
TEKS:  1, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9ABCD, 19AB, 12ABCD, Fig. 19AB, 14, 15C, 17,18,
 2nd Six Weeks  5th Six Weeks
Nonfiction Unit (3 Weeks) Continue To Kill a Mocking Bird Key Concepts:  Analyzing nonfiction, Grammar, Writing, Comprehension of expository text, Outside reading
Focus Skills:  Comprehension of nonfiction.
AutobiographyBiographyPersonal/expository
Logic and persuasion,Author’s purposeMemoirs
Historical narrativeMedia workshopThesis
Tone and cultural contextRhetorical devicesDiction and Syntax
Allusion

Writing Skills:  writing with appropriate focused, logical arguments

Novel Unit (6 weeks)
Novel (Things Fall Apart or Of Mice and Men
Key Concepts: Plot Structure, Theme, Characterization, Writing
Focus Skills:  Literary Terms, Setting, critically evaluation text,  reading comprehension, focusing on inferring and drawing conclusion, vocabulary.
TEKS:  1, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9ABCD, 19AB, 12ABCD, Fig. 19AB, 14, 15C, 17,18, 19.
 3rd Six Weeks  6th Six Weeks
Poetry    (6 Weeks)
Key Concepts:  Poetry Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Poetry writing and conventions, Open Ended Responses
Focus Skills:  Poetry Elements
MeterRhythmFree Verse
Rhyme schemeParallelismPersonification
RepetitionSpeakerIrony
SymbolismLyric Mood
Form StructureLanguage and Sound

Reading Strategies:  Inferences, analyzing mood, imagery, tone, drawing conclusions about meaning, and applying background knowledge, monitoring comprehension, comparing/contrasting
TEKS:  1, 2, 3, 5ABCD, 12, Fig. 19 AB, 14b, 17, 18,19


Drama Unit: Julius Caesar (6 weeks)Focus skills:  Elements of a Drama
Tragic FlawFigurative languageAntagonist
Tragic HeroProtagonistImagery
Tragedy Characterization

Reading Strategies:  summarizing, making inference about characters and theme, comparing and contrasting scenes, interpreting images
TEKS:  1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10AB, Fig 19AB, 14B, 16ABCDE, 17, 18, 19
Research Unit (6 weeks)
Key Concepts:  Research Process, Grammar
Focus Skills:  Brainstorming, outlining, gathering sources, paraphrasing, summarizing,  information paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, evaluating and synthesizing information, p[resenting information, using a style manuals
TEKS:  15C, 20AB, 21ABC, 22ABC, 23ABCDE
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