Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Julia Follendore
Welcome To English at FHS 

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MATERIALS

You will need to purchase the following materials and bring them to class every day:

  • Three-hole-punched loose-leaf paper
  • Pencils (extra lead if mechanical) and blue or black ink pens (no gel or colored)
  • Highlighters
  • USB flash drive device
  • FHS Agenda

OPTIONAL (But really needed) 

  •  Box of tissues for the class

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  Overview:   English 9

This year will be an introduction into the world of our English language.  My belief is that once we learn to read and interpret as well as write so that others can read and interpret, we can absorb any material and become "educated" according to our own choices.

We will be studying some very famous pieces of literature that bring all people to common understandings and emotional empathies.  Here are a few that we will be studying this year.

 

Shakespeare's very famous romantic tragedy:   Romeo and Juliet

Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird
Homer's The Odyssey

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game

 

Textbook:    

 

Prentice Hall Literature, Penguin Edition Grade 9

Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop 

 

 All through the semester, we will be building a "Writing Portfolio" that will be the beginning of your entire high school writing career.

 

Please see the link to Angel for further course information. 


 Overview: English 10

This year is a study of literary genres: plays, poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction.  This survey emphasizes our literary heritage through the reading of classical and modern selections.  Emphasis will be placed on oral and written communication skills (i.e., public speaking, role-playing, writing processes, vocabulary, and grammar skills), research skills, a technology project, and word processing as a tool for writing. 

It is my belief that once we learn to read and interpret as well as write so that others can read and interpret, we can absorb any material and become "educated" according to our own choices.

We will be studying some very famous pieces of literature that bring all people to common understandings and emotional empathies.  Here are a few that we will be studying this year.

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
12 Angry Men, Reginald Rose
Julius Caesar,
William Shakespeare
Antigone,
Sophocles

 Textbook:  

Prentice Hall Literature, Penguin Edition Grade 10

Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop

 

All through the semester, we will continue building a "Writing Portfolio" that will substantiate the student's progress.

 

Please see the link to Blackboard for further course information.


Overview:   English 11

This year is a chronological or thematic study of American literature, with an emphasis on its genres and literary philosophy.  The course surveys the colonial period to the modern era to stress the development of our culture.  The course of study includes a continued emphasis on the writing process, language and vocabulary skills as well as a variety of writing types, including academic and technical writing.  English 11 also emphasizes research, literary analysis, and close reading of novels and plays.

Eleventh grade English students must take two sets of English SOLs:  These are the tests that students must pass in order to graduate. 

After the first 4 – 5 weeks of the term, the Writing Test and About 5 weeks before the end of term, the Reading-Literature-Research Test

Textbook:      

Prentice Hall Literature, Penguin Edition Grade 11

Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop 

 

A tentative list of books and plays from which we will choose this year:

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

 

Other reading materials:

Selected Short Stories

News (Internet)

 

Tentative Writing Assignments/Major projects:

College essay/Resumé

Literary analysis paper

Research paper

Narrative paper

Persuasive paper (3/5 essay)—many of these

Journal writings:  personal responses correlating to texts examined.

Expository writings: job applications, scholarship applications, college applications

 

Please see the link to Blackboard for further course information.