Syllabus (Academic)

 

Mr. Dwyer
Freshmen Academic English

Quarter 2 Syllabus

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
Lord Chesterfield


DAY 1

Nonfiction Presentation

HW:  Complete Reading assigned essays

DAY 2

Review for Nonfiction Exam

Vocabulary 3

HW:  study for nonfiction exam & complete Vocabulary 3

DAY 3

Nonfiction Exam                                                                                         (Perf.)

Vocabulary 3 due                                                                                        (HW)

Hand-in Essay Guidelines                                                                        (HWx2)

HW:  Recall and write a statement summarizing your most
memorable or unusual event

DAY 4

Vocabulary 3 Review

Assign the Narrative Essay

HW:  Study for Vocabulary 3 Test & frame Narrative Essay
according to Freytag’s Pyramid

DAY 5

Freytag’s Pyramid due                                                                               (HW)

Vocabulary III Test                                                                                     (T)

Write Narrative Essay

DAY 6

Write Narrative Essay

HW:  Web Search- Life in the south (1935-42)

DAY 7

Narrative Essay due                                                                                    (Perf.)

Web Search due                                                                                           (HW)

Discuss Life in the South

Distribute and begin reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

HW:  Read chapters 1-3 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 8

Review chapters 1-3 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                             (Q)

Grammar- Sentence Types

HW:  Read chapters 4-7 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions ALSO complete
sentence types quiz

DAY 9

Sentence Types quiz due                                                                                (Q)

Review chapters 4-7 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                               (Q)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment

HW:  Read chapters 8-11 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 10

Review Part I of TO KILL A  MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment

HW- study for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Part I Exam

DAY 11

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Part I Exam                                                  (Perf.)

Part I study guide questions due                                                                  (HWx2)

Vocabulary 4

HW:  Complete Vocabulary 4

DAY 12

Vocabulary 4 due                                                                                               (HW)

Grammar- Clauses & Phrases

HW:  Read chapters 12-14 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to Part 2 study guide questions

DAY 13

Vocabulary 4 Review

Grammar- Clauses & Phrases

HW:  Read chapters 15-17 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 14

Vocabulary 4 Test                                                                                                           (T)

Grammar- Clauses & Phrases

HW:  Read chapters 18-20 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 15

Review Phrases & Clauses

Review chapters 12-20 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                                    (T)

HW:  Read chapters 21-23 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 16

Phrase/Clause Test                                                                                        (T)

Work on TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment

HW:  Read chapters 24-26 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 17

Review TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                                                       (Q)

Vocabulary 5

Prepare for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment
presentation

HW:  Read chapters 27-28 of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions AND complete Vocabulary 5

DAY 18

Vocabulary 5 due                                                                                              (HW)

Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment                                      (Perf.)

HW:  Complete reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD &
attend to study guide questions

DAY 19

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD study guide questions due                            (HWx2)

Review Vocabulary 5

Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD enrichment

HW:  Study for Vocabulary 5 Test

DAY 20

Vocabulary 5 Test                                                                                           (T)

Review for Mid-Year Exam

HW:  Study for Mid-Year Exam

 


QUARTER 2 CONCLUDES

VALUED ASSIGNMENTS:

Homework-       11          10%
Quiz-                    4           10%
Test-                     5           20%
Performance-    4           30%
Participation-    4           30%