Welcome to English I. I am excited to be a THS Cougar!
I have served in the educational arena for 22 years. This year, I hope to grow young readers and writers through various literature pieces, visuals, and humanities.
ENGLISH I SYLLABUS
Course Objectives: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
- Writing/purposes. The student writes in a variety of forms, including business, literary and persuasive texts, various audiences and purposes.
- Writing/writing process. The student uses recursive writing processes when appropriate.
- Writing/grammar/usage/conventions/spelling. The student relies increasingly on the conventions and mechanics of written English, including the rules of usage and grammar, to write clearly and effectively.
- Reading/word identification/vocabulary development. The student uses a variety of strategies to read unfamiliar words and to build vocabulary.
- Reading/comprehension. The student comprehends selections using a variety of strategies.
- Reading/variety of texts. The student reads extensively and intensively for different purposes and in varied sources, including world literature.
- Listening/speaking/. The student speaks clearly and effectively for a variety of purposes.
- Listening/speaking/literary interpretations. The student prepares, organizes, and presents literary interpretations.
(9) Viewing/representing/analysis. The student analyzes and critiques the significance of visual representations.
Course Content Includes:
Holt McDougal Literature Grade 9 Night by Elie Wiesel
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Various informational texts To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Various novels of choice
Holt McDougal Literature Grade 9. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2010.
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