English 10 honors syllabus
Blocks 1 & 5: English 9 honors
Wednesday 9/18 -- In class: type final draft of narrative essay; begin Anthem. Homework: finish reading chapter I.
Thursday 9/19 -- In class: continue Anthem; review skills for benchmark #1. Homework: finish reading chapter II.
Friday 9/20 -- schools closed -- Frederick fair day.
Monday 9/23 -- In class: review all Unit 1 skills (for tomorrow's benchmark) with "Harrison Bergeron" reading; analyze Anthem through chapter III. Homework: read Anthem through the end of chapter V, page 62.
Tuesday 9/24 -- In class: review writing/reading skills; benchmark #1 with EBSRs on Performance Matters and hand-written timed narrative writing. Homework: read Anthem chapter VI.
Wednesday 9/25 -- In class: Theme in poetry; Anthem analysis and begin chapter VII. Homework: finish chapter VII.
Thursday 9/26 -- Anthem chapter VIII & IX
Friday 9/27 -- In class: Anthem chapter X & XI. Homework: Anthem chapter XII.
Monday 9/30 -- In class: new root word study; Anthem analysis.
Block 2: English 10
Term 1 literary focus: the hero's journey. Main readings: Giglamesh and Beowulf.
Term 1 writing focus: narrative (benchmark timed writing October 23, 2019)
Mondays: Achieve 3000 direct instruction 5-step lesson (35-40 min.); English 10 (35 min.) root word & literary studies
Tuesdays: Achieve 3000 word instruction & reading rotations (35-40 min.); English 10 writing, & literature
Wednesdays: Achieve 3000 direct instruction 5-step lesson (35-40 min.); English 10 writing & literature
Thursdays: Achieve 3000 word instruction & reading rotations (35-40 min.); English 10 writing & literature
Fridays: student choice of Achieve 3000 or other enrichment activities (35-40 min.); English 10 root study quiz & literary work
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