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ITHS English Language Arts Grade 12 Curriculum Map Ms. Hyde Room 236 Marking Content/Performance Standards Benchmarks for Student Achievement Assessments Periods Addressed Students will be able to: 1 Thematic Focus Finding 1. develop and finalize a well constructed Preparation of college Sept-Oct Your Voice application essay conforming with the criteria set forth in application essay Excerpts from young adult memoirs varied formats by different colleges and/or other Quizzes and Tests Novels, short stories, poetry postsecondary educational institutions Vocabulary Getting Ready for College and 2. approach the college admissions and application Literature Beyond process with improved skills and self confidence content College Admissions Essays 3. make informed decisions regarding future education and reading College Notetaking training to insure each his/her greatest success comprehension Outside Presentations 4. approach SAT testing with an improved ability to Writing Assignments Resume comprehend, respond to and answer correctly the variety of homework Applications “tasks” and/or questions encountered therein essays Interviews 5. comprehend and reflect on various universal themes, Close textual reading Research field of study, traits, trends, problems and issues and analyze their impact on real life saturation and availability in the situations in both writing and discussion market. 6. enhance vocabulary skills through the reading of SAT Preparation selected works Public Speaking 7. Access the CollegeBoard.com website Intensive vocabulary study to enrich the learning occurring in class 2 Relating Shakespeare to Today read and understand one full length Close textual reading Oct-Nov Choose from: Shakespearean work plus selections from a second piece Written analysis Othello, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s and be able to relate situations in those works to Comparison essays Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, contemporary problems in today’s society. Quizzes and Tests Romeo and Juliet 2. develop and write well thought out interpretations of Vocabulary Collaborative Writing, Creating A selected works of Shakespeare and develop coherent Literature Modern Day Version of the comparisons between contemporary films and content Shakespearean Tragedy Shakespearean literature reading Relating Elizabethan issues with 3. write informed and well constructed analyses and comprehension modern adolescent problems criticism on various scenes within each play Projects and presentations Shakespearean based projects 4. identify rhyme patterns and literary techniques within Writing Assignments Intensive vocabulary study selected works homework 5. enhance vocabulary skills through the reading of essays selected works 6. relate historical information about Elizabethan society with the problems faced by contemporary adolescents Marking Content/Performance Standards Benchmarks for Student Achievement Assessments Periods Addressed Students will be able to: 3 Research Paper for College 1. develop a well thought out hypothesis based on a Periodic check of sections of Preparation specific literary work. research paper in relation to Nov-Jan. Research in the Library 2. develop through intensive research, both in the due dates Research on the Internet library and on the Internet, a literary based research Literary research term paper Creating a Thesis Statement term paper using the MLA format. Project Notetaking 3. learn to research via the Internet as well as the Skills library resources Note: Mailing with details MLA Format 4. develop informative notes based on literary criticism is sent home to parents the Proving Your Thesis Statement 5. create accurate citations taken from outside materials second week of January Citations 6. learn the pitfalls of plagiarism and the techniques for Importance of Avoiding Plagiarism avoiding this problem Close textual reading Literature Unit pertaining to the theme 7. organize and construct research paper. proving a Written analysis of alienation and where “man” fits in specific hypothesis regarding a particular literary Quizzes and Tests society overcoming adversity work using secondary sources. Vocabulary Novels, plays, short stories, poetry 8. learn to complete assignments by a designated due Literature Intensive vocabulary study date in preparation for college and beyond. content 9. comprehend and reflect on various universal themes, reading problems and issues and analyze their impact on comprehension real life situations in both writing and discussion Writing Assignments 10. identify various types of adversity present in modern homework society and compare that with the types of adversity essays shown in the various pieces of literature read in class 11. enhance vocabulary skills through the reading of selected works Optional Choice of Mini Courses: 1. assigned literature and explore possible solutions Close textual reading RSVP by Argument and Persuasion within the plots of each piece Written analysis Greek Tragedy 2. make informed judgments and explore possible real life Quizzes and Tests Instructor American Literature solutions Vocabulary Multi-Cultural 3. identify, evaluate, and discuss literary Literature Literature elements and techniques as used in various written content Medieval Literature works applicable to essay development and reading English for College and Career improving individual reading comprehension skills comprehension Writing Workshop 4. present ideas more clearly and concisely in class Projects and presentations Literature based project discussion Writing Assignments Intensive vocabulary study 5. better relate all materials covered to date to year homework long themes of individual values, coming of age, and essays interpersonal relationships, overcoming adversity alienation, and where “man” fits in society 6. increase vocabulary skills through the study of unfamiliar words in the literature