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UMHS English IV

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Delores Darnell

Welcome to English IV. I look forward to aiding you in your navigation through this course. I have been in education over 30 years, and grammar is one of the many loves of my life. I also love spending time with my family and Siamese cat named Lilly. If you need to contact me, please send an email to dndarnel@olemiss.edu.

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:

Twelfth 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.

Student's response should show progression from concrete to abstract thinking. This curriculum is designed to promote an appreciation of language and literature.

Required Textbook:

Glencoe Literature; British Literature. 2002 by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

ISBN# 0-07-825111-7

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
Areas
Subjects
Assignments
  Syllabus Syllabus, syllabus self check, and personal information Self checks
1 Medieval Literature Grammar 1, Beowulf, "The Seafarer," the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Ballads, Chaucer, Sir Gawain, Everyman, Resumes Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
1 Exam 1 Proctored exam covering Unit 1 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
2 The English Renaissance Grammar 2, Sonnets, Shakespeare, Metaphysical Poets, Ben Johnson, Puritans, Personal Statements Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
2 Exam 2 Proctored exam covering Unit 2 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
3 The Restoration and the 18th century Grammar 3, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Addison & Steele, Pepys, Defoe, Gray, Samuel Johnson, Boswell Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
3 Exam 3 Proctored exam covering Unit 3 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
4 The Romantic Period Grammar 4, Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keats Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
4 Exam 4 Proctored exam covering Unit 4 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
  Paper Research paper Submit topic, thesis, bibliography, citations, final draft, final paper
5 The Victorian Age Grammar 5, Tennyson, Barrett Browning, Browning, Arnold, the Rosettis, Hardy, Kipling Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
5 Exam 5 Proctored exam covering Unit 5 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
6 The Twentieth Century, Part I Grammar 6, Shaw, Poetry of the Great War, Conrad, Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, Joyce, Eliot, Wolff, Mansfield Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
6 Exam 6 Proctored exam covering Unit 6 To be scheduled and completed before continuing
7 The Twentieth Century, Part II Auden, World War II Poets, Dylan Thomas, Lessing, Gordimer, Achebe, Walcott, Naipul, Soyinka, Heaney and Hughes Self checks, evaluations, journal entries, writing assignments
7 Exam 7 Proctored exam covering of Unit 7 To be scheduled and completed before continuing

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%
Self Checks 2%
Vocabulary Self Checks 1%
Journals 9%
Writing Assignments 25%
Unit Evaluations 25%
Exams 35%