English I and II Syllabus
In English I and II we will emphasize the continued development of reading (both literary and informational), writing, speaking and listening, and language skills based on Kentucky’s common core standards and college readiness standard. You will master crucial basic skills of grammar, literature, and public speaking.
English II: also prepare for the state On-Demand Writing assessment; and prepare for the state End of Course (EOC) assessment in English II.
Students are expected to come in class ready, responsible, and respectful.
Grading: You will be graded on daily participation, assignments, quizzes and tests.
“I can” statements:
Each unit will contain “I can” statements that are individual learning goals for students to achieve.
General Learning goals:
- Students will learn strategies, techniques and tips to help read, interpret and respond to academic, personal, workplace and functional reading.
- In addition to writing and grammar skills, students will look at media from which we get our current events including newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
- In writing students concentrate on 3 types of texts: Persuasive/Argumentative, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative.
Unit 1: Introduction to English 9 and 10 Practicing the Habits of a Lifelong Learner
Unit 2: Logic and persuasion
Unit 3: Kinds of Literature
Unit 4: Reading Stories and Information
Unit 5: Analyzing Literature
Unit 6: Reading Drama
Unit 7: Reading Poetry
Unit 8: Writing
Unit 9: Research