Course Syllabus

English II

Staton

 Common Core Anchor Standards

Reading:

Student will analyze and evaluate texts at appropriate reading and complexity levels for understanding, craft/structure, validity, and thematic connections to other works.

Writing:

Students will write frequently over a period of time in the argumentative, narrative, and expository modes (including research).  Students will understand writing as a process to create clear and coherent works and will incorporate technology in the creation of their products.

Speaking and Listening:

Students will prepare for and engage in collaborative discussions and will incorporate digital media in effective presentations to class.

Language: 

Students will understand and apply correct usage of grammatical conventions.  They will understand academic vocabulary as it applies to literature and grammar and apply vocabulary skills like prefixes/roots, context, and connotation to understand difficult word meanings.

 

Syllabus

 

 

Essential Questions

Unit 1:

Voices of Modern Culture

How can cultural experiences shape, impact, or influence our perception of the world?

How does voice function in and beyond the contexts of writing?

Unit 2:

Cultural Conversations

How do external factors affect one’s sense of identity?

How do we synthesize multiple sources of information into a cohesive argument?

Unit 3:

Community

How can an author use a work of fiction to make a statement about culture?

How might the cultural fabric of a community be stretched or altered when it encounters new ideas and members?

Unit 4:

Justice

What is the nature of justice?

How does one construct a persuasive argument?

Unit 5:

Building Cultural Bridges

How do cultural differences contribute to conflicts over environmental issues?

What is the value of self-reflection in preparing for one’s future?

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