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HS English II

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Rebecca Fava

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Instructor Information:

My name is Rebecca Fava. I have taught for 8 years, and currently teach several Social Studies and English courses for UMHS.

My husband and I, along with our dog, live in the Memphis area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at rtfava@olemiss.edu.

As this is an online course, it is very important that you check your Ole Miss email. That is how I will communicate with you! Thanks!

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

Tenth Grade Language Arts is designed to incorporate grammar, reading, writing, listening, and viewing into the study of literature and language usage. Areas to be emphasized are basic research, skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, grammar and mechanics through various writing experiences and reading various literary forms and styles. Students' response should show progression from concrete to abstract thinking. This curriculum is designed to promote an appreciation of language and literature.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Elements of Literature Fourth Course Mississippi Edition. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. ISBN 0-03-067282-1

Recommended Materials:

Any type of dictionary. You will need to look up words you do not know.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Outline:

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments Due for Grades
Intro Syllabus Syllabus Self Check
Intro Presentations Presentation Notes Self Check
Intro Understanding Textbook Assignments Notes Self Check
1 "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant" Literary Notes and the story on page 34 Self Checks & Journal
1 "Boys and Girls" Literary Notes and the story on page 52 Self Checks & Journal
1 "The Book of Sand" Literary Notes and the story on page 43 Self Checks & Journal
1 "Everyday Use" Literary Notes and the story on page 69 Self Checks, Journal, & Writing Assignment
Unit Evaluation Unit 1 End of Unit
Grammar Various Grammar Lessons Notes Self Checks
2 "The First Seven Years" Literary Notes and the story on page 119 Self Checks & Journal
2 "Distillation" Literary Notes and the story on page 132 Self Checks & Journal
2 "Life is Sweet at Kumansenu" Literary Notes and the story on page 146 Self Checks, Journal, & Writing Assignment
Unit Evaluation Unit 2 End of Unit
Exam 1 Units 1 through 2 Proctored Test
3 "The Pedestrian" Literary Notes and the story on page 172 Self Checks & Journal
3 "Liberty" Literary Notes and the story on page 184 Self Checks & Journal
3 "Where Have You one Charming Billy?" Literary Notes and the story on page 196 Self Checks & Journal
Grammar Various Grammar Lessons Notes Self Checks
4 "Trap of Gold" Literary Notes and the story on page 257 Self Checks & Journal
4 "By the Waters of Babylon," "Through the Tunnel," and "With All Flags Flying" Literary Notes and the stories on pages 264, 276, & 309 Self Checks & Journals
4 "The Pit and the Pendulum" Literary Notes and the story on page 288 Self Checks & Journal
Unit Evaluation Unit 4 End of Unit
Exam 2 Units 3 through 4 Proctored Test
5 "Hair" Literary Notes and the story on page 344 Self Checks & Journals
5 "It Can't Be Helped" Video, Literary Notes, and the story on page 354 Self Checks & Journal
Unit Evaluation Unit 5 End of Unit
6 "R.M.S. Titanic" Literary Notes and the story on page 388 Self Checks & Journal
6 "No News from Auschwitz" Literary Notes and the story on page xx Self Checks & Journal
6 "Into Thin Air" Literary Notes and the story on page 418 Self Checks & Journal
6 "A Presentation of Whales" Literary Notes and the story on page 433 Self Checks, Journal, & Writing Assignment
Unit Evaluation Unit 6 End of Unit
Grammar Various Grammar Lessons Notes Self Checks
7 "The Lowest Animal" Literary Notes and the story on page 456 Self Checks & Journal
7 "Now You take 'Bambi' or 'Snow White' - That's Scary" Literary Notes and the story on page 497 Self Checks & Journal
Unit Evaluation Unit 7 End of Unit
8 "Mother to Son" and "Courage" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 508 & 512 Self Checks & Journals
8 "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Loveliest of Trees" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 516 & 520 Self Checks & Journals
8 "The Legend" and "Miss Rosie" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 530 & 534 Self Checks & Journals
Unit Evaluation Unit 8 End of Unit
Exam 3 Units 5 through 8 Proctored Test
9 "I Am Offering This Poem" and "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 550 & 560 Self Checks & Journals
9 "Bonny Barbara Allan" and "Heart! We will forget him!" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 564 & 568 Self Checks & Journals
9 "Three Japanese Tankas" and "Hanging Fire" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 570 & 574 Self Checks & Journals
Unit Evaluation Unit 9 End of Unit
10 "Sea Fever" and "Ex-Basketball Player" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 590 & 592 Self Checks & Journals
10 "The Bean Eaters" and "We Real Cool" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 598 & 599 Self Checks & Journals
10 "Aunt Fannie Fixes Bison Bourguignon" and "Tony Went to the Bodega But He Didn't Buy Anything" Literary Notes and the poems on pages 605 & 609 Self Checks & Journals
10 Poetry Assignment
Unit Evaluation Unit 10 End of Unit
Grammar Various Grammar Lessons Notes Self Checks
11 Antigone and Odes Preparation, Antigone Prologue and Pardos, Antigone Acts 1 through 5, Odes 1 through 5, Parean, & Exodus Self Checks & Journal
11 Writing Assignment
Exam 4 Proctored Test

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Grammar Self Checks 1%
Reading Self Checks 2%
Literary Elements Self Checks 2%
Vocabulary Self Checks 1%
Journals 9%
Writing Assignments 25%
Unit Evaluations 25%
Exams 35%