English 10


Fridays 1:20-5:00


April Quarter: April 18-July 1, 2011

Course at a Glance
Students in this class will:
· Write 7 formal assignments: 3 paragraphs and 4 essays
· Complete 10 informal writing assignments: weekly journals
· Complete 10 reading assignments
· Develop and use new vocabulary
· Give 2 formal presentations (one on an assigned topic, one on a topic of students’ choice)
COURSE AT A GLANCE


Class work/discussion topic
Homework
Week1:
April 22
· Course introduction, overview, introductions, Writing Process (chapter 1). Active Reading
Read “A Homemade Education” and “Freewriting” (handout), Journal 1, Vocab 1-10
Week 2:
April 29
· Syllabus Quiz. Recognizing good writing (chapter 2), Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas (chapter 16).
Read “The Changing American Family” (pg 674) Journal 2 , Vocab 11-20
Week 3:
May 6
· Parts of Speech Review, Subjects and Verbs (chapter 3), Working with Paragraphs: Supporting Details (ch 17) Illustration (ch 18)
Read “America’s Gambling Craze” (pg 638)Illustration Paragraph, Journal 3 Vocab 21-25.
Week 4:
May 13
· Subject Verb Agreement (chapter 4), Review ch. 1-3 Illustration Parapraph Due, test ch. 1-4 Description (chapter 20)
Read “I Stand Here Ironing” (handout) Description Paragraph Journal 4, Vocab 26-30
Week 5:
May 20
· Fragments and Phrases (chapter 5), Definition (ch 24) Description Assignment due. Presentation.
Read “What Is This Thing Called Family” (pg 665)Journal 5, Vocab 31-35. Definition paragraph
Week 6:
May 27
· Combining Sentences (Chapter 6) Sentence Subordination (chapter 7), Revision Workshop, Definition assignment due
· From Paragraph to Essay
· Narrative
Read“Visiting Rites” (617) Journal 6, Vocab 36-40. Narrative essay.
Week 7:
June 3
· Review
· Fragments and Run-ons (chapter 8),
· Test ch. 5-8
·
Narrative Essay. Prepare presenation Journal 7, Vocab 41-45
Week 8:
June 10
· Presentations. Compare and Contrast (ch 31). Movie/Reading activity . Narrative Essay Due
Read “Neat People vs. Sloppy People” (650) Compare Contrast Essay, Journal 8
Week 9:
June 17
· Choosing correct Pronouns (chapter 9), Process Analysis (chapter 30), Compare/Contrast assignment due
Process Analysis Pargraph, read “Non-Violent Resistance” (handout), Journal 9.
Week 10:
June 24
· Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure (chapter 10), Irregular Verbs (chapter 11), Verb Tenses (Chapter 12), Reflection essay Process Essay Due, Vocab Quiz
Journal 10, Reflection Essay. Read “Why Don’t These Women Just Leave” (682).
Week 11:
July 1
· FINAL EXAM, reflection Essay Due