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English 10

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Finn School Phone: 688-1050 Mr. Finns ext. 5112 Email: Available for Individual Attention: Periods ___ & ___ TEXTS: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes Prentice Hall, Holt Grammar Handbook, Supplemental Readings, Select Films MATERIALS NEEDED: 5-subject notebook, pens/pencils COURSE DESCRIPTION: The objectives of this course are to produce empowered and rational thinkers with an appreciation and understanding of a variety of literary sources, including novels, short stories, media, and poetry. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on improving writing skills (focusing on structure, style, and revision) and improving reading/analyzing skills. Finally, oral communication skills will be developed through discussions and debates, as well as presentations of speeches, projects, and reports. GRADING SCALE: 99-100 A+ 93-98 A 90-92 A88-89 83-87 80-82 B+ B B78-79 73-77 70-72 C+ C C68-69 63-67 60-62 D+ D D59 and below F *grades will be tabulated on a total point scale *grades will consist of homework, projects, participation, tests and quizzes *extra credit will be give for work I deem above and beyond the requirements. Classroom Policies 1. Make-up work: You are allowed as many days as you miss plus one more day. Medical and other extenuating circumstances will be considered, especially with advance notice/notes. If you miss class I will not respond to requests for assignment during class (it is unfair to the other students to stop class for you). Instead, follow these steps in this EXACT order until you have your answer: 1. Check the chalk board for assignments. 2. Confirm with the smart kid. 3. Email me at 4. Set up a meeting time before/after school or during a mutual prep. 2. Late Work: Assignments not completed when called for in class (usually at the beginning) will be late. Late assignments will receive of the credit earned by your performance (e.g .an assignment on which you would earn 80%, if late, would only receive 40%). Late assignments must be clearly labeled with your full name & class period and placed in the LATE tray. 3. Attendance. As Woody Allen said, 80% of success is showing up. Your input is important and lots of information will be presented in a manner which requires you to be here. Absences in excess of the number allowed by school policy are subject to a substantial penalty (up to 25% of your overall grade). Absences hurt you, it hurts me, and it hurts your classmates. Be here. 4. Tardy Sauce. Be on time to class. For me, that means inside the room and sitting at your assigned chair. You have three tardies before the first notice is given and after the fifth tardy, there are significant consequences. Entrance after five minutes past the bell is an absence. 5. Preparation. Complete all assignments. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and the appropriate materials each day. 6. Honesty Policy. I want your experience to be as enjoyable and educational as possible, but I am terrible at reading minds. Please let me know if you are having problems with any aspect of the class before or after school, during my prep periods, or in an email/letter. You will never be penalized in my class for speaking your mind in a respectful manner.

7. Awesomeness: Be the type of person you would want to be.

Content: Tri. 1 Unit 1: Public Speaking & Communication Weeks: 1-3 Curriculum Map for H.S. English 10 Mr. Finn Skills *Utilizing appropriate strategies for organization- webbing, outlining, etc. *Alter speech according to purpose and audience *Brainstorm, plan, and organize ideas *Compose authentic writing which develops a thesis and shows originality, order, support, transition, logic *Communicate audibly, clearly, and coherently * Recognize and use cues such as tone of voice, facial expressions, eye contact, and gestures. *Identify symbolism & key details to develop a theme *New Criticism elements of a short story: Character, Plot, Setting, Theme * Apply word recognition and vocab. building skills * Select reading and articulate reasons for choices * Read a variety of literature from diverse authors * Understand techniques for collaborative learning * Understand and Utilize Perspective * Beginning Critical Analysis of Text (Multiple Analysis/Understanding of the same text). * Challenge and Evaluate text * Identify universal themes *Express/Defend Opinion *Recognize when literature is used to manipulate *Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of literature. (Archetypes/Heros Journey) *Utilize Pre & Post Reading Strategies * Relate literature to own lives * Read classic literature * Evaluate spoken messages for accuracy/significance * Recall information *Demonstrate understanding of information and ideas * Global Revision for Clarity and Unity * Thesis Driven Paper (Concept of Theme/Thesis) * Paragraphs: Main Sent, Supporting, Transitional Sent * Basic Sentence Structure * Good Evidence: Using Quotes and Illustrations * Lead and Closing Sentences * Basic Logic *Research Skills *Set goals for their own learning * Brainstorming/Outlining *Plagiarism *Use correct format for different types of writing *Knows distinction among beliefs, opinions, & facts * Summarizes ideas & identifies main/supporting *Recognize authors purpose or views * Questioning, Summarizing, Inferring, Evaluating * Read critically *Challenge and Evaluate Text * Analyze classic literature *Understand dynamics of interpersonal communication * Purposely adjust language for stylistic effect * Express and defend an opinion based on evidence *Connecting text to self, text, world * Most comprehension strategies and Skills *Fiction Literary Styles and Techniques *Understand literal meaning of text *Infer Meaning * Read plays and understand influence of Shakespeare *Deliver good oral presentations *Consult style/technical manuals to guide writing *Understand English as a dynamic, living language *Evaluate Research questions/ gather, record, organize, and integrate relevant information *Synthesize information into something new Not completed yet. Im still reading the sci-fi text. Ive picked several stories, one film clip, and have an idea about writing a video game storyline/storyboard. *Understanding and Utilizing Metaphors, Personification, Hyperbole, Paradox, Alliteration, Assonance, Rhythm/Meter, Clich, * Recognize artistic aspects *Obtain Enjoyment *Speak clearly and audibly *Reading Film * Understand mood, p-o-v, style * Recognizing how film manipulates the viewer *Read independently with fluency *Enjoy reading *Articulate the aesthetic aspects of literature *Identify problem areas on own *Use reflective questions to guide revision Assessment 1. Rubric Grading 2.Self-Evaluation: (watch video of their speech and fill out a rubric) 3. Presentation 4. Peer-Eval. Standards IA Standards: 1 2 3 5 West Standards: Listen: Verbalize ideas clearly, Deliver a speech, Gain information; Conceives, narrows and develops topics; Drafting, Expository

Tri. 1 Unit 2: Short Story


1. Best Short Story Presentations 2. Daily Post-It Notes 3. Daily Discussion 4. Questions in Text 1. Power Point Participation 2. Discussion 3. Leading Discussion on a Short Story during Unit 2 utilizing Lit. Theory. 1. Quizzes Terminology 2. Quizzes Plot 3. Narrative Writing using concepts. 4. Storytelling Presentation 5. Compare/Contrast Paper 1. Persuasive Essay 2. Test 3. 5-Paragraph Thesis Paper

Tri. 1 Unit 3: Theme Strategy & Beginning Literary Theory

Seperate Unit During Short Story 9-12

Tri. 1 Unit 4: Autobiography Black Boy Personal Narrative

Tri. 2 Unit 1: Persuasion Technical Writing Persuasive Writing 5 Paragraph Thesis Rhetoric/Argument Tri. 2 Unit 1.5a: Multi-Genre Project Tri. 2 Unit 1.5b: Non-Fiction Opposing Viewpoints Articles Tri. 2 Unit 2: Justice Of Mice and Men 12 Angry Men


Opt. Sub. 4 Film or Research Fridays during Units 1, 2, 3 16-20

1.Research Grades 2. Contract Grade Rubric 3. Presentation Grade 1. Notes 2. Participation

Tri. 2 Unit 3: Arthurian Legend


1. Essay Writings 2. Notes/Quick Draw 3. Quiz/Test 4. Critical Analysis Activity 5. Small/Large Group Discussions 1. Myth Paper 2. Drama Presentations 3. Quiz 1. Creative Writing: Sonnet 2. Quizzes on Acts 3. WebQuest Journal and Presentation 4. Character Magic Cards 5. PowerPoint Picture w/ Caption Scene Synopsis 6. Song Lyrics 7. Final Test 1. Worksheet/Notes 2. Project 3. Quiz 1. Contract Grading 2. Rubrics on Final Packet 3. Worksheets 4. Terminology Quiz 5. Pod-cast completion 1. Daily Notes 2. Discussions 3. Storyboarding 4. Movie Presentation 1. Journal Entries 2. Madlibs 3. Revision Activities 4. Assign. from Grammar Text

Tri. 3 Unit 1: Shakespeare


Tri. 3 Unit 2: Science Fiction


IA Standards 2 3 4 5 6 7 West Standards: Understands themes and ideas in literature; Uses analogies; Connect text to self, texts, world; Interpret nonliteral language; Identify support. details; Plot, Conflict, POV IA Standards 1 2 3 5 7 West Standards: Interpret a writers meaning; Identify main idea, topic, theme, make generalization; Inferring & Drawing Conclusions IA Standards 1 3 2 4 5 West Standards: Conceives, narrows, & develops topics for writing; Presents spoken ideas clearly & evaluates others; Predicts, Clarifies, Evaluates, Infers, Summarizes, Questions, Connects, Visualizes. IA Standards 1 2 3 West Standards: Uses process of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing; Uses reference features of books; Use transitions; Develop clarity, Analytic; Lib. Research. IA Standards 2 3 4 5 7 West Standards: Narrative, Descriptive, Expository Writing IA Standards: West Standards: Identifies main & subordinate ideas; Recognizes fallacies in reasoning; Knows distinction between fact, opinion IA Standards 2 3 5 6 7 West Standards: Compare & Contrast; Literary Style & Techniques, Writing Process, Comuncate through drama, Read American Authors IA Standards 1 2 7 8 West Standards: Read for enjoyment & to gain knowledge; Recognize character traits; IA Standards 2 3 4 5 6 West Standards: Expand Vocab, Understands themes, Recognize acts, scenes, stage directions; Identify sequence of events; Interpret non-literal language, Synthesizing, Use roots, prefixes, suffixes, word families, context clues; Make global connections IA Standards: 1 2 3 5 7 West Standards: Directs writing toward a variety of audiences; Questioning & Inferring IA Standards 1 2 3 4 5 7 West Standards: Uses literary terminology to respond to lit.; Recognize figurative language, stanza, sound patterns IA Standards 3 4 7 West Standards: Interpret nonliteral info.; Predicting, Connecting; View/Eval.Media IA Standard 1 3 6 West Standards: Read for enjoyment & to gain knowledge; Grammar, Usage, Mechanics misc

Tri. 3 Unit 3: Poetry


Tri. 3 Unit 4: Film Unit


Daily Reading, Journal Writing, Applied Grammar & Vocabulary

Fridays during units 6-8 & Daily