Scope & Sequence

  

 1st Semester

2nd Semester 

 1st Six Weeks  4th Six Weeks
Early America, Beginnings: Life in the New World  (6 Weeks)
Key Concepts: analyzing nonfiction, analyzing drama, basic sentence structure review, types of sentences, the writing process, character analysis, and academic vocabulary.
Focus Skills: Elements of Drama and Nonfiction
Reading Strategies:  Draw Conclusions about Characters, Analyzing Historical Text, Activating Prior Knowledge, Analyzing Theme, Examine Connotation
TEKS:  1ABCDE, 2ABC, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9AD, 10AB, 12AC, Fig. 19AB, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
The Civil War Era (4 Weeks)
Key Concepts:  Analyzing poetry, writing poetry, usage, academic vocabulary
Focus skills:  Elements of poetry
Reading Strategies:  determine main ideas, making inference about characters and theme, comparing and contrasting images, interpreting images, make and verify predictions
TEKS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, Fig. 19AB, 14B, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

Test Prep (2 Weeks)
Key Concepts: TAKS Objectives, Plot Structure, theme, Characterization
Focus Skills:  Literary Terms, Setting, critically evaluation text, writing OERs, reading comprehension, review writing process, focusing on inferring and drawing conclusion, vocabulary.
TEKS:  1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, Fig. 19AB, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19.  
 2nd Six Weeks  5th Six Weeks
Key Concepts:  analyzing nonfiction, analyzing persuasion, parallelism, persuasive formats, sentence variety, persuasive writing, and academic vocabulary
Focus Skills:  Elements of nonfiction and persuasion.
Reading and Writing Skills:  writing with appropriate focus, logical arguments, analyzing figures of speech, text structure
TEKS:  1, 2, 6,7,8, 9, 10, 12, Fig. 19AB, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

American Romanticism
The Dark Side of Romanticism
 (3-4 Weeks)
Key Concepts:  analyzing literary text, analyzing poetry, clauses and phrases
Focus Skills:  Elements of fiction/literary passages/short stories/poetry
Research Unit (3 Weeks)
Key Concepts:  Research Process, Grammar
Focus Skills:  Brainstorming, outlining, gathering sources, paraphrasing, summarizing,  information paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, evaluating and synthesizing information, presenting information, using a style manuals
TEKS:  20, 21, 22, 23

  
Novel Unit (3 Weeks)
Key Concepts:  Analyzing fiction
Focus Skills:  Elements of a novel
TEKS:  1, 2, 5, 8, Fig 19AB, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
 3rd Six Weeks  6th Six Weeks
American Romanticism
The Dark Side of Romanticism
 (continued)
Reading Strategies: Analyzing Graphic Information, Interpretation, Analyzing sound devices, Identify Sequence, Making Inferences

Individualism and Nature (2-3 weeks)
Key Concepts: analyzing expository text, analytical writing  
Focus skils: Elements of expository text and analytical writing
TEKS:  1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8,  9, 10, 12, Fig. 19AB, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Regionalism, Realism, Naturalism, & Modernism (6Weeks)
Key Concepts:  Analyzing fiction,  plot structure, revision, editing, punctuation, academic vocabulary
Focus skills:  Elements of literature
Reading Strategies:  summarizing, making inferences about characters and theme, comparing and contrasting scenes, interpreting images, author’s purpose, plot
TEKS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, Fig. 19AB, 14A, 17,18, 19, 24, 25, 26
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