Quarter 1 Syllabus

Junior Academic English

“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.”

–J. D. Salinger
DAY 1

Standards for Learning

Distribute THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Assign Annotation

FOR DAY 2- Read chapters 1-7 of A CATCHER IN THE RYE & attend to Annotation

DAY 2

Picture Day

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Review (chapters 1-7)                                                       (R)

Assign  J. D. Salinger web search

FOR DAY 3- Complete J.D. Salinger Web Search

DAY 3

Distribute Vocabulary 1

J. D. Salinger presentation

Assign & Discuss THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Essay

FOR DAY 4- Read chapters 8-15 of  THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, completing related Annotation

DAY 4

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Review (chapters 8-15)                                        (R)

Discussion- Peer insight to Novel                                                                            (R& S/L)

Collect Vocabulary 1                                                                                                    (L)

FOR DAY 5- Read chapters 16-20 of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE & attend
to related annotation

 

DAY 5

Vocabulary 1 Reviewanalogies

Check Chapters 1-20 of Annotation                                                                     (Rx3)

Discuss THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Essay

FOR DAY 6- Read chapters 16-24 of the novel & Attend to
Annotation

DAY 6

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Review (chapters 16-24)                                      (R)

Vocabulary 1 Test                                                                                                          (L)

FOR DAY 7- Complete reading novel &  Complete Annotation

DAY 7

Peer analysis of  THE CATCHER IN THE RYE symbolism

Review THE CATCHER IN THE RYE                                                                   (S/L)

Grammar- Parts of Speech Pre-Test                                                                       (L)

For DAY 8- Study for Novel Exam & prepare for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Essay

DAY 8

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Exam                                                                     (R)

Distribute Vocabulary 2

Check Chapters 21-26 of Annotation                                                                      (R)

FOR DAY 9- Complete Vocabulary 2

DAY 9

Vocabulary 2 due

Writing an Essay- Going beyond the five-paragraph model

Grammar:  Parts of Speech Practice

FOR DAY 10-  Write THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ESSAY

DAY 10

Grammar Parts of Speech practice

Vocabulary 2 Review

Distribute  THE GREAT GATSBY & corresponding study guide

FOR DAY 11- Complete THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ESSAY

DAY 11

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE Essay due                                                               (W)

Vocabulary 2 Test                                                                                                        (L)

Work on Parts of Speech practice

FOR DAY 12- Read chapters 1 & 2 of THE GREAT GATSBY

DAY 12

Writing Workshop                                                                                                     (W)

FOR DAY 13- F. Scott Fitzgerald web search & Read chapter 3 of THE GREAT GATSBY

DAY 13

Collect Parts of Speech practice                                                                               (L)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Web Search due                                                                        (R)

Discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chapters 1-3 of THE GREAT GATSBY         (R)

FOR DAY 14- Read chapters 4 & 5 of Gatsby

DAY 14

Review Parts-of-Speech

Assign Freytag’s Pyramid for THE GREAT GATSBY

FOR DAY 15- Prepare for Parts-of-Speech Test

DAY 15

Parts-of-Speech Post Test                                                                                         (L)

The Great Gatsby Writing Response #2                                                               (W)

FOR DAY 16- Read chapter 6 of Gatsby

DAY 16

Peer Analysis of symbolism in THE GREAT GATSBY                                       (S/L)

Review study guide for THE GREAT GATSBY                                                    (R)

FOR DAY 17-  Read chapter 7 of Gatsby

DAY 17

Questions?

Common Literary Terms

Writing Workshop                                                                                                     (W)

FOR DAY 18- Complete reading THE GREAT GATSBY

DAY 18

Vocabulary 3

Review THE GREAT GATSBY                                                                             (S/L)

FOR DAY 19- Prepare for THE GREAT GATSBY Exam

DAY 19

THE GREAT GATSBY study guide due                                                               (R)

THE GREAT GATSBY Exam                                                                                  (R)

FOR DAY 20- Vocabulary 3

DAY 20

Vocabulary 3 due                                                                                                       (L)

Distribute THE ROAD

Discuss Annotation & Read from The Road

FOR DAY 21- Freytag’s Pyramid due & Read pgs. 1-20 of The Road

DAY 21

Freytag’s Pyramid due                                                                                                (R/W)

Cormac McCarthy Interview/Discussion                                                                (S/L)

FOR NEXT CLASS- Read & Annotate pgs. 21-50 of The Road

                   Total Valued Assignments:

                     Reading (40%)-                            15

                     Writing (30%)-                              5

                     Speaking/Listening (20%)-        6

                     Language (10%)-                           7