11 Grade Lesson Plans 2012-2013


“There is no school equal to a decent 

home and no teacher 

equal to a virtuous parent.” 

― Mahatma Gandhi 



"He that is good for making excuses is 

seldom good for anything else." 

— Benjamin Franklin



"The Earth on Turtle's Back""When Grizzlies Walked Upright" from The Navajo Orgin Legend - Modoc

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Chapter 8

1753 Poor Richard's Almanack Contents

Benjamin Franklin proverbs and aphorisms from Poor Richard's Almanack

The Declaration of Independence

December 23, 1776

Speech of Benjamin Franklin - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" Speech : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History Site

'The Devil and Tom Walker' Short Story

A Psalm of Life - Longfellow

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven

Emily Dickinson



Vocabulary Link

SAT Vocabulary words | Videos, Flashcards, Quizzes for Test prep of SAT | GRE | ACT > Study Room


Great Thinkers Activity

Great Thinkers: Making the connections - OpenLearn - Open University


Grammar Unit

English grammar in context - OpenLearn - The Open University


“Study without desire spoils the 

memory, and it retains

 nothing that it takes in.” 

― Leonardo da Vinci



“Classic' - a book which people praise

and don't read.” 

― Mark Twain 








Poetry Unit 
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Updated! New homework  126k v. 1 Sep 20, 2012, 7:53 AM Joshua Page
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"The Raven" quiz--canceled. We read "Richard Cory" on Thursday.    121k v. 1 Mar 28, 2013, 7:35 AM Joshua Page
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Wednesday--Continue research... Thursday--Continue research...  91k v. 1 Oct 9, 2012, 6:33 AM Joshua Page
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Vocabulary Quiz-Friday (Group 8)  115k v. 1 Oct 11, 2012, 11:30 AM Joshua Page
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No class on Friday--We didn't cover Henry Wadsworth Longfellow--We didn't read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson--We read "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden--"The Professor" by Joshua Mehigan--"Spitwads" by Michael McFee   103k v. 1 Oct 25, 2012, 6:40 AM Joshua Page
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Wednesday--The students also learned the true meaning of Halloween (video from The History Channel) after sharing scary stories.   107k v. 1 Nov 7, 2012, 8:07 AM Joshua Page
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The students continued political cartoon work on Wednesday.  On Friday, the students will write an essay. On Thursday, the students will have a figurative language and sound device scavenger hunt! In pairs, they will research poems to find figurative language and sound devices, and then they will share what they found at the end of class, meaning and literary devices. Musts: metaphor, simile, repetition, rhyme.   114k v. 1 Nov 8, 2012, 6:43 AM Joshua Page
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Quiz on Friday--"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"  97k v. 1 Nov 15, 2012, 6:40 AM Joshua Page
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The students will take a TLI test on Friday, not a poetry quiz.  120k v. 1 Dec 7, 2012, 5:30 AM Joshua Page
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Tuesday: The students will review TLI multiple choice items. Thursday and Friday: The students will distinguish the difference between the written word and media. The students will also identify figurative language in Dr. Sueuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.   92k v. 1 Dec 13, 2012, 6:08 AM Joshua Page
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The students will learn the satirical elements of "The Unknown Citizen" and the irony in "anyone lived in a pretty how town."  105k v. 1 Jan 4, 2013, 6:28 AM Joshua Page
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Not all students work at the same pace. I have not laid out specific steps for each day because some students are ahead, and some students are behind. The whole process that students should follow is on the links provided. We are continuing the work on research papers next week; there is also a poetry TLI test on Thursday.   129k v. 1 Jan 24, 2013, 8:20 AM Joshua Page
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Tuesday: Reading Day!  Wednesday-Friday: Comma Rules!  88k v. 1 Feb 13, 2013, 6:06 AM Joshua Page
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Wednesday: Make up day! Students will read "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost.----------------Thursday: The students will analyze "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of imagery and metaphor on meaning/interpretation of literature.--Friday: The students will read "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" p. 844 by Katherine Anne Porter and answer the review and assess questions on p. 854.     103k v. 1 Feb 27, 2013, 9:44 AM Joshua Page
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