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Department of Education

Luis Munoz Rivera High School
Utuado School District
English Program
Course Syllabus
Course Title:
Credits:
Text:

English 11th Grade Level
1 Credit
Timeless Voice, Timeless Themes. (2000). Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Academic Term: January 2015 – May 2015
Course Hours: 7:30am – 2:30pm, Monday-Friday
Office Hours: 10:10am - 11:00am /1:40pm – 2:30pm
Teacher:
José M. Martinez Puig
E-mail:
josepuig3@gmail.com

Course Description:
This course is designed to help students to improve their Basic English skills. The student
progresses from listening skills to writing skills. The student will communicate, read, interpret,
and write using the Basic English language skills.
General Objectives:
As outcome of this course, students will
1. Become college and career ready through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and language
communication skills.
2. Feel comfortable expressing ideas, feelings, and opinions in English.
3. Develop a sense of success, security, and achievement as they learn to improve English language
skills.
4. Use English in a variety of real-life situations.
Course Evaluation Plan:






Class work activities
Homework
Assessments
Special Projects / Assignments
Essays / Short Compositions
Tests
Oral and Written Reports

curricular research project using note-taking. Reading detective fiction aloud helps to engage the reluctant reader. and writes an original mystery short story including the key genre elements. The student learns vocabulary related to detective fiction and examines point of view and setting. The student identifies and understands connotation. Unit 11. Unit 11.6: Poetry (6 weeks) In this unit. and presents editorials and other persuasive texts on a variety of social issues and learns to question while he/she reads as a way to develop a position on a topic. The student reads. analysis. theme. the student studies a variety of poems and poetic devices and styles to deepen his/her understanding of the genre. and creates original poems using the forms and structures to create his/her unique voice and develop and express his/her sense of identity. peer-edits classmates’ poems. compares the same mystery in text and film. The student writes expository pieces based on what he/she reads. and oral presentations to connect what he/she is learning in his/her history class to his/her English class. and creates his/her own works of poetry to explore the genre and the writing process. Unit: 11. different poetic structures and devices. interprets and analyzes a variety of published poetry by well-known poets. discusses. Quizzes Thematic Content / Itinerary: Unit 11. The student completes a cross.3: Persuasion (7 weeks) In this unit. . the student examines persuasion as a writing genre and understands its purpose and strategies associated with it. The student deepens his/her understanding of an event in history and is able to talk about it in English. the student explores the elements of detective fiction as a reading genre through texts and visual mediums.4: It’s a Mystery (6 weeks) In this unit. writing. The student understands. writes. appreciates.5: History – Non-fiction (6 weeks) In this unit. the student explores historical fiction and informational text and their relationship to each other and to current events. tone.