Junior English—American Literature
2015 - 2016
Welcome to English class! I’m excited to have you this year. Junior English—American Literature explores American literature from the Puritan period through the 21st century. The curriculum goes hand in hand with the U.S. History I curriculum. The skills you will develop in Junior English—American Literature are universal and will help you attain success in all aspects of your life that involve reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening.
What I Expect of You
The primary goal of this classroom is to create a positive learning community that encourages each individual to reach his or her potential. Therefore:
ü BE ACTIVE: Think, question, challenge! Your active participation is critical.
ü BE RESPECTFUL: Apply this rule to your language, attitude, and behavior.
ü BE ON TIME: Every minute counts.
ü BE PREPARED: Bring your homework, materials, and text to class every day.
ü BE STUDIOUS: Read and study regularly.
***Please note that school policies are in effect at all times.***
In order to learn and participate in class, you must have the following materials every day:
The success of this class depends on how well you prepare for each time we meet. As such, you will be held accountable to the course material through homework assignments or pop quizzes. Homework may be spot-checked or collected for a grade.
You are expected to participate actively and appropriately every day. Class activities may include, but are not limited to: in-class writing, group discussions, lecture/direct instruction, reading together, projects, research, oral presentations, and independent reading.
Plagiarism is theft and will not be tolerated. I expect that you will complete all of your assignments—both in and out of class—honestly and with integrity. Know what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The consequences of plagiarism at THS are severe and have the potential to damage to your academic career. Please refer to the Tiger Q for definitions and disciplinary procedures.
What You Can Expect of Me
Junior Summer Reading 2014
Welcome to the start of your junior year. You should have completed your summer reading assignment by now. You will be expected to bring your copy of Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" with you to class starting next Wednesday the 10th. You will bring your novel of the immigrant experience with you to class starting Wednesday the 17th. We will begin by exploring the Salinger's novel in depth and then moving on the following week to the novel of the immigrant experience. You will have two major assessments on each book, so have a thorough knowledge of each.
Unit 1 Vocabulary
"The Last of the Mohicans" Project
The Modern Short Fiction Mini Research Paper Assignment
Junior Final Exam 2016 Short Story and Poem