English II Syllabus by x29Gd4

VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 2

									                                           English II Syllabus
Text: The Holt Reader

Unit 1: Short Stories
 “Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket” – Jack Finney – p. 4
“The Love Letter” – Jack Finney – p. 30
“Everyday Use – Alice Walker – p. 52
“Mary” – Katherine Mansfield – p. 69
 “By the Waters of Babylon” – Stephen Vincent Benet – p. 82
 “Calling Home” – Tim O’Brien – p.102
 “Catch the Moon” – Judith Ortiz Cofer – p. 116
 “The Secret Heart” – Robert P. Tristan Coffin – p. 116
 “An Hour with Abuelo” – Judith Ortiz Cofer – p. 133
“Grandma Ling” – Amy Ling – p. 133
 “Lamb to the Slaughter” – Roald Dahl – p. 148
 “The Listeners” – Walter de la Mare – p. 166
 “Through the Tunnel” – Doris Lessing – p. 174

Unit 2: The Novel
From “Animal Farm” George Orwell – p. 191
Lord of the Flies William Golding
Anthem Ayn Rand
Night Elie Wiesel

Supplemental reading will include the following:
The Pearl John Steinbeck
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Monster Walter Dean Myers

Unit 3: Drama
“The Governess” – Neil Simon – p. 299
Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare – p. 882 (Elements of Literature textbook)
Medea Euripides
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Antigone Sophocles (review)

Unit 4: Research Paper
Students are required to attain library skills concerning resources available for conducting research and
executing a research paper using MLA style. Students will complete a research project based on a work,
concept, author, theme, or time period covered during the semester. In addition to the hard copy, and oral
presentation will a culminating activity in this unit.
* An intensive study of resource materials and an oral presentation will beincluded in this unit

Unit 5: Poetry
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – “A Storm in the Mountains” - 219
Langston Hughes – “Dreams” –p. 223
Mary Oliver – “Ice” – p. 225
E.E. Cummings – “since feeling is first”
Emily Dickinson – “Heart! We will forget him!”
William Shakespeare – “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”
Langston Hughes – “As I Grew Older,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
Claude McKay – “Tropics in New York”
Robert Frost – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “The Onset”
Theodore Roethke – “Root Cellar”
N. Scott Momaday – “Simile”
Amy Lowell – “The Taxi”
Pablo Neruda – “Ode to My Socks”
Gwendolyn Brooks – “We Real Cool”

Unit 6: Literary Criticism
* “Geraldo No Last Name” - Sandra Cisneros – p. 238
* “The Bridegroom” – Alexander Pushkin – p. 245
* “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” – Tim O’Brien – p. 261
* “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” – Leslie Marmon Silko – p. 275

Unit 7: Informational Texts
* “Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World” – Jennifer Armstrong – p. 312
* “Iceman: Mummy from the Stone Age” – p. 325
* “The Iceman Ate-eth Meat: - Jessa Netting – p. 328
* “Iceman of the Alps Was Slain, X-ray Shows” – Richard Boudreaux – p. 330
* “The Great Blizzard of ‘88” – Robert C. Kennedy – p. 336
* “The Land is an Ocean of Snow” – Jim Murphy – p. 341
* “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” – Terry Deary – p. 351

Unit 8: Consumer, Workplace, and Public Documents
* “Jobs in Computer Animation” – p. 363
* “Scanning Images” – Tim Harrower – p. 369
* “Teen Driver’s Guide and Permit Application” – p. 375
* “Citing Internet Sources: Teen Drivers” – p. 381

Grammar/Writing Skills (Weekly)
Parts of speech; sentence structure; punctuation, capitalization, and spelling; grammar usage and
mechanics; vocabulary skills and diction; text organization; literary terms; argument and persuasion
(fallacies, analogies, propaganda techniques, inductive and deductive reasoning); determining meaning in
texts; literary elements and devices; communicating through the media; Tennessee and Core Curriculum
standards-based assessments

Grading Criteria:
   * Short Story Unit Test
   * Poetry Project
   * Research paper
   * Novel Unit Test (Lord of the Flies, Anthem, Night)
   * Drama Unit Test (Julius Caesar, Medea, Oedipus Rex)
   * Summer Reading Project due September 7, 2012 (5 percent)
   * Oral Presentation
   * Vocabulary and grammar assessments (weekly)
   * Essays
   * Quarterly standards-based exams
   * Midterm
   * End-of-Course (15 percent)
   * Final Exam (20 percent)

								
To top