Syllabus: 11B

winch English 11B syllabus

Summer School.  English 11B (Credit Recovery). Room 204

Coach Winch

Attendance: Attend all sessions: last day is optional.

Miss one day: last day required

Miss two days: dropped from class/no credit

More than 15 minutes late = one absent

Grading:  Pass or No Pass

All assignments must be completed in order to pass class.

Assignment #1: At least one approved 3rd person narratives (based on writing prompts #1-#10) published on blog.  All narratives should be about the same protagonist.

Assignment #2: At least one approved argument (letters or review) posted on blog.

Assignment #3: Paragraphs.  At least five approved paragraphs posted on blog.  This includes narratives, arguments, and summaries.  (Long multi-paragraph pieces may count as two.)

Assignment #4: Paragraph test.  Each paragraph (narratives, arguments and summaries) you SHARE with Winch in GoogleDocs is considered a test.  In order to pass test, one first-draft must be error-free and show understanding of the following concepts: avoid use of sentence fragments or run-ons unless used intentionally and effectively; spell correctly; use correct punctuation; establish focus of paragraph with a topic sentence; includes significant, specific, and relevant details; includes appropriate concluding or transitional statement.

Assignment #5: Read novel (Speak or The Things They Carried) and complete reading booklet, including three chapter summaries and one book summary.  For Speak, the three summaries should be on sections–marking period one, two and three.  For The Things They Carried, summaries should be on Chapter one, two, and four.

As an alternative to assignment #5, a student can complete 10 narratives about one protagonist, arrange and publish the narratives in a zine (homemade photocopied book) and complete the first two pages of reading booklet based on his or her own narratives.

Final Project:  Zine or blog.  This publication must show understanding of all writing proficiencies.

To pass class, you must document understanding of the following:

Publish writing that demonstrates command of conventions.  Avoid use of sentence fragments or run-ons unless used intentionally and effectively.  Use parallel structure.  Use the active voice.  Spell correctly.  Use correct punctuation.  Establish focus of paragraph with a topic sentence.  Include significant, specific, and relevant details.  Transition from general to specific statements and details.  Include appropriate concluding or transitional statement.  (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.4; 11-12.10; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.1)

Publish ARGUMENTS to support claims.  (C-E-E: Claim-Examples-Explanations).  Use valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.  Use the active voice.  Avoid using the word I unless needed to separate fact from opinion.  Establish claim with thesis statement (essay or letter) or topic sentence (paragraph).  Include a concluding statement: paragraph (essay or letter) or sentence (paragraph).  (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.1.A; 11-12.1.D; 11-12.1.E; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1)

Publish DESCRIPTIVE 3rd-PERSON NARRATIVES (Prose and/or poetry).  Orient the reader by using sensory details.  Use contrast to create vivid sensory descriptions.  Use specific and precise words.  Use actions to describe details. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.11-12.4; 11-12.10; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4)

READING: Literature.  The Things They Carried, Speak, or other approved novel.  Through speech and/or writing, show understanding of the following concepts: Genre, Summaries (objective and concise), Setting*, Author, Date of Publication, Conflict(s)*, Protagonist(s), Round Character*, Flat Character*, Static Character*, Dynamic Character*, narrative point of view*, and implied theme(s)*.  *must be backed with textual evidence. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; 11-12.2; 11-12.3; 11-12.7; ; 11-12.10)

-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; 11-12.2; 11-12.3; 11-12.7; ; 11-12.10)

SS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; 11-12.2; 11-12.3; 11-12.7; ; 11-12.10)


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