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    ENGLISH HONORS ELEVEN SYNOPSIS (LIT CIRCLE OPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

     

    FIRST NINE WEEKS

    The American Dream Defined

    Required: The Great Gatsby  

    A Raisin in the Sun

    Lit Circles

    Students will choose from a selection of titles.

    Writing:  Personal Narrative

    Grammar Review (PSAT/SAT Prep, Sentence Construction)

     

    SECOND NINE WEEKS

    The American Dream Critiqued

    Required: Lit Circles cont.

    The Scarlet Letter

    The Crucible

    The Harlem Renaissance

    Writing: Persuasion

    Sentence Construction cont.  (Sentence Variety, Parallel Structure, etc.)

     

    THIRD NINE WEEKS

    The American Dream Individualized 

    Required: The American Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau)

    The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

    Mark Twain: The Diary of Adam and Eve, Life on the Mississippi (excerpts)

    Lit Circles:

     

    Students will choose from a selection of titles.

    Writing:  Research (College/Career I-Search)

    Literary Analysis

    Sentence Revision/Eliminating Clutter

     

    FOURTH NINE WEEKS

    The American Dream Goes from the Colonial to Global

    Required:  Lit Circles continued

    Excerpts from Jhumpa Lahiri, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan

    Writing: Poetry Writing/Analysis

    Essay revision/elaboration

     

     

    AP LITERATURE SYNOPSIS (LIT CIRCLE CHOICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

     

    FIRST NINE WEEKS 

    Literature as Commentary

    Required:   *Cat’s Cradle

    Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

     Lit Circles:

    Students will choose from a selection of titles.

     

    Writing:  Personal Commentary using Narrative

    The Literary Thesis and Analysis

    Analysis of voice/point of view/audience

     

    SECOND NINE WEEKS

    Literature as Art

    Required:  King Lear

    Metamorphosis and Literary Theory

    Writing: Stylistic Analysis of Literature

     

    THIRD NINE WEEKS

    Literature as Biography and Commentary

    Required:  Their Eyes were Watching God

    The Stranger and The Mersault Investigation

    Lit Circles: Students will choose from a selection of titles.

    Writing:  Identifying Voice in Literature

     

    FOURTH NINE WEEKS
     
    Literature as a Journey

    Required:  Lit Circles Continued

    Waiting for Godot

    The Odyssey redux

    Writing:Personal Reflection

     

     *Students will need to obtain copies of these titles.

     

    NEWSPAPER/JOURNALISM SYNOPSIS

     

    FIRST NINE WEEKS

     

    JOURNALISM

    News Judgment and Journalistic Ethics and Responsibility

    Style and Mechanics of News Writing for Print and Web

    Interviewing and Reporting

    Editing and Proofreading

    Layout/Desktop publishing for print and Web

    NEWSPAPER I AND II

    Review of journalistic style in writing

    Elements of Broadcast

    Putting together a broadcast spot

     

    SECOND NINE WEEKS

     

    JOURNALISM

    Specialized Writing/Features

    Specialized Writing/Sports

    Specialized Writing/In-Depth Reporting

    Broadcast Journalism

    NEWSPAPER I AND II

    Broadcast Journalism/Creating and Posting Video segments

    Online Newspaper production

     

    THIRD NINE WEEKS

     

    JOURNALISM

    In-Depth Reporting cont.

    Specialized Writing/Editorials

    Specialized Writing/Columns and Reviews

    More on Ethics and Libel in Photography and Video Reporting

    NEWSPAPER I and II

    Leadership roles in a production staff

    Continued Videography and Interviewing

     

    FOURTH NINE WEEKS

     

    JOURNALISM

    Broadcast Newswriting

    Using Blocks/Videos, Etc. for Reporting and Commentary

    Careers in Multi-Media

    Staff Management and Planning

    NEWSPAPER I AND II

    Continuing leadership roles

    Video News Program Production

    Online Newspaper Production and Broadcast with Inclusion of RSS Feeds and video spots on morning announcements

     

     
     
     
     

     

Last Modified on August 14, 2019