Syllabus for 11th Grade

Syllabus for English III Selena Smith

Tests/Projects/Essays = 50%

Day book Checks/homework/quizzes = 50%

Tests on large works count twice such as The Crucible.

 

LITERATURE

Native American:

          “Walum Olum” by Delaware tribe

          “Calling One’s Own” – Ojibwa tribe

          “Come With Me Now” – White Deer of Autumn

          “Listen! Rain Approaches” by Navajo

          “Indian Father’s Plea” by Medicine Grizzlybear

 

Colonial:

          “A Description of New England” by John Smith

          “Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford

          Colonial Advertisement project

          Colonial Ad Reflection writing task

 

Puritan:

          “Huswifery” by Edward Taylor

          “Upon the Burning of our House” by Anne Bradstreet

          “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards

          “Beauty of the World” by Jonathan Edwards

 

Rationalism

          Autobiography of Ben Franklin

          “Speech to the Virginia Convention” by Patrick Henry

         

Romanticism

          “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving

          “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

          “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe

          Moby Dick by Herman Melville (movie version)

          “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

          “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

          “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

          “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant

 

Transcendentalism

          “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Realism

          Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Chapter 1

          “Of My Bondage and My Freedom” by Frederick Douglass

          “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin

          “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

          “Reading the River” by Mark Twain

 

Modernism

          “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

          Robert Frost

         

Harlem Renaissance

          Langston Hughes works

          “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

 

Contemporary

          The Crucible by Arthur Miller

          Maya Angelou works

          “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” by Martin Gansberg

         

WRITING

Research Paper (minimum of 6 pages)

Letter to John Smith

Crucible Character essay

Advertisement Reflection

Journals

Analysis paragraph writing in preparation for NC Final Exam

Poetry analysis

Cause/Effect essay using Moby Dick

 

Other activities as well such as grammar, oral presentations, hands-on activities, etc.

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