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UMHS English I

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:

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

Required Textbook:

Elements of Literature Third Course National Edition. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003.

ISBN# 003-067-2813

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 Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Investigate the evolution of law and determine the need for laws.
  2. Distinguish between ethical and unethical conduct.
  3. Interpret structures of court systems.
  4. Differentiate between procedural and substantive law.
  5. List the elements of a business contract.
  6. Examine the principles of agency and employment law.
  7. Distinguish between real and personal property.

Course Outline:

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Intro
Syllabus & Syllabus Self Check Syllabus
Self Check
Intro
Presentation Presentation Notes
Self Check
Intro Grammar Active/Passive Voice, Pronouns, Capitalization, Semicolons, Parallel Structure, Conjunctions Self Checks
1 "The Most Dangerous Game" Story on page 13, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
1
"The Birds" Story on page 51, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
1
"Poison" Story on page 81, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
1
"The Interlopers" Story on page 95, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
1 Unit Evaulation Unit 1 Evaluation
2 "Thank you M'am" Story on page 120, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
2 "Harrison Bergeron" Story on page 132, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Writing Assignment
2 "A Man Called Horse" Story on page 160, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
2 Unit Evaluation Unit 2
Evaluation
3 "The Gift of the Magi" Story on page 202, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
3
"The Necklace" Story on page 220, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
3
"The Cask of Amontillado" Story on page 232, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
3
Unit Evaluation Unit 3 Evaluation
4 "The Gift" Story on page 258, Literary Elements
Self Checks, Journal
4 "Marigolds" Story on page 279, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
4 "American History" Story on page 292, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
4 "Helen on Eighty-Sixth Street" Story on page 303, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
4 Writing Assignment Drop Box
Unit Evaluation Unit 4 Evaluation
Exam 1 Units 1 through 4 Proctored Test
5 "Choice" Story on page 367, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
5 "Not Much of Me..." Autobiography on page 345, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
5 "The Talk" Story on page 375, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
5 Unit Evaluation Unit 5 Evaluation
6 "The Best Gift of My Life" Story on page 394, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
6 "Riding is an Exercise of the Mind" Story on page 400, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
6 "The Round Walls of Home" Story on page 420, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
6 "The Loophole of Retreat" Story on page 426, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
6 Writing Assignment Drop Box
6 Unit Evaluation Unit 6 Evaluation
7 "Darkness at Noon" Story on page 454, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
7 "Homeless" Story on page 460, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
7 "Misspelling" Story on page 469, Words to Own, Literary Elements, Grammar Notes Self Checks, Journal
7 Unit Evaluation Unit 7 Evaluation
Exam 2 Units 5 through 7 Proctored Test
8 "Daily" & "Astronomer" Stories starting on page 494, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
8 "Haiku," "Fog," & "in Just-" Poems starting on page 499, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
8 "Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" Poem on page 509, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
8 Unit Evaluation Unit 8 Evaluation
9 "Beware" Poem on page 530, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
9 "Moor" Poems starting on page 522, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
9 "Fire and Ice" Poems starting on page 540, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
9 Unit Evaluation Unit 9 Evaluation
10 "Fifteen" Story on page 570, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
10 "The Gift" Stories starting on page 564, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
10 "Women" & "My Papa's Waltz" Stories starting on page 556, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
10 Unit Evaluation Unit 10 Evaluation
10 Writing Assignment Drop Box
Exam 3 Units 8 through 10 Proctored Test
11 "Alien" Stories starting on page 598, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
11 "Puppy" Stories starting on page 588, Literary Elements Self Checks, Journal
11 Writing Assignment Drop Box
11 Unit Evaluation Unit 11 Evaluation
12 "The Miracle Worker" "How to Read a Play" and Acts 1-3 starting on page 632, Literary Elements Self Checks
12 Writing Assignment Drop Box
12 Unit Evaluation Unit 12 Evaluation
13 "Romeo and Juliet" "William Shakespeare" Selection on page 728, Acts 1-5 starting on page 732, Video Notes Self Checks
13 Writing Assignment Drop Box
13 Unit Evaluation Unit 13 Evaluation
Exam 4 Units 11 through13 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%