American Lit Qtr 2 by dEGCSJ

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									                                                    American Literature – Grade 11
  Qtr 2                Content                 Performance Standards Addressed            Skills for Student Achievement                     Assessment


Week 1       During semester 1, students     A.12.1 Effective reading strategies            Read, comprehend and explain              Individual oral
              read individual non-fiction     A.12.4 Acquire information                      elements about their novels                presentation to class
              novels of own choice from the   B.12.3 Grammar, usage, mechanics               Use clear references in speaking          Respond to questions
              library                                                                        Organize and present their book            from the class and
                                                                                              with a good pace and correct               teacher
                                                                                              pronunciation and grammar
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Weeks 2-4    Research historical data from   A.12.1 Effective reading strategies            Identify parallels between Sc.            Research historical data
              the Great Depression as well    A.12.2 Critically analyze literature            Trials and novel                          Reading quizzes
              as of the Scottsboro Trials     A.12.3 Discuss and understand human            Interpret the themes of the story,        Teacher-led discussion
             Read Harper Lee’s novel To      experience                                      and apply those themes to current          of novel
              Kill a Mockingbird              A.12.4 Acquire information                      life                                      Discussion
             Study vocabulary/terms used     B.12.3 Grammar, usage, mechanics               Develop an understanding and               questions/reading guides
              the novel                       C.12.2 Listen, discuss and comprehend           tolerance for a different time             for each chapter
                                              C.12.3 Participate in discussion                period and challenges faced               Identify quotes and
                                              D.12.1 Develop their vocabulary and            Analyze the impact of prejudice on         themes
                                              ability to use words                            justice and communities as well as        Test on novel and on
                                              D.12.2 Recognize adaptations of language        recognize the important role               vocabulary
                                                      to various cultural and social          literature plays in terms of helping      Miscellaneous
                                                      situations                              society to change                          worksheets
                                                                                             Analyze characters to identify
                                                                                              them as either static and dynamic
                                                                                             Identify character foils
Weeks 5-9    Read Mark Twain’s The           A.12.1 Effective reading strategies                       Read, comprehend and               Daily complete
              Adventures of Huckleberry       A.12.2 Critically analyze literature                 analyze the themes, purpose               literary circle roles
              Finn                            A.12.3 Discuss and understand human                  of the story, and its satire             Work in groups
             Dialect analysis                experience                                                Develop an                         Reading quizzes
             Satire/humor analysis           A.12.4 Acquire information                           understanding of the dialects            Theme pages
                                              B.12.1 Create writing to communicate with            and language used and how
                                              different audiences for a variety of                 they reveal the varying
                                              audiences                                            degrees of prejudice
                                              B.12.3 Grammar, usage, mechanics                          Demonstrate an
                                              C.12.2 Listen, discuss and comprehend                understanding of how Twain
                                              C.12.3 Participate in discussion                     was taking a stand against
                                              D.12.1 Develop their vocabulary and                  herd mentality and blindly
                                              ability to use words                                 following an unjust law
                                              D.12.2 Recognize adaptations of language             (slavery)
                                              to various cultural and social situations

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