English IV
Agenda
Lesson 1- Introduction to the course.
Expectations & rules. Syllabus review.
Goal setting activity. How to make a
journal entry.
Standards
L1- 7. 12.5- Actively listen to oral communications
7.12.1- Listen for a variety of purposes including gaining
information and understanding directions
6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in appropriate
formats
L2- 3.12.9- Make connections to self, other text, and/or
Lesson 2- Journal
the world.
Background information worksheet to
3.12.8- Make and revise predictions based on evidence
Things Fall Apart
3.12.7- Analyze the influence of historical events and
SAT vocabulary words
culture
2.12.1- Select before reading strategies appropriate to
text and purpose to build background knowledge
Lesson 3- Journal
1.12.3- Decode unknown words in text using structural
SAT vocabulary words- Create flashcards analysis through root words, suffixes, prefixes
I-Search lesson. What is it? PowerPoint
L3- 1.12.4- Build vocabulary using pictures & symbols
and note taking
4.12.7- Read and follow directions to complete tasks or
procedures
7.12.3- Expand vocabulary through listening
Lesson 4- Journal
7.12.1- Listen for a variety of purposes including gaining
African Proverb lesson and activity.
information & understanding directions
Identifying ones and creating your own
L4- 5.12.1- Use prewriting strategies to plan written
Work with flashcards with partners
work
I-Search brainstorm activity due
3.12.5- Evaluate the use and purpose of imagery and
figurative language
2.12.1- Select before reading strategies appropriate to
Lesson 5- Journal
text and purpose to build background knowledge, set
Read Ch. 1 & 2 Things Fall Apart- post
purpose for reading
study questions on weebly
1.12.5- Apply knowledge of content-specific vocabulary
SAT vocab review. flashcards
in text to build comprehension
Review the I-search proposal. How to
L5- 1.12.5- Read fluently aloud and/or silently with a
write your proposal
focus on accuracy
2.12.3- Select after reading strategies appropriate to text
and purpose to recall details, restate main ideas, evaluate
the effectiveness of reading strategies
Lesson 6- Journal
5.12.1- Choose and narrow a topic to organize ideas.
SAT vocab quiz
L6- 1.12.4- Comprehend, build, and extend vocabulary
I-Search proposal write up time
using homographs, homophones, syntax, parts of speech
5.12.1- Use prewriting strategies to plan written work
L7- 3.12.2- Evaluate the methods of characterization
used by the author.
Lesson 7- Journal
3.12.1- Analyze setting. Analyze plot development with a
Ch. 3-6 post assignment on weebly
focus on exposition, rising action
I-Search proposal due
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Lesson 8- Journal
Read Ch 7- independent write up on
weebly
Begin PowerPoint Assignment. Igbo &
the characters of Things Fall Apart
Individual conference about I-Search
proposal
Work on 25 questions to find answers to
on your I-Search
Lesson 9- Journal
Finish PowerPoint assignment
Read Ch. 8- Class discussion on study
questions thus far
Work on 25 Questions
L8- 3.12.7- Analyze the influence of historical events
and culture on author’s works.
3.12.8- Make and revise predictions based on evidence
3.12.1- Describe main plot & subplot
5.12.1- Use prewriting strategies to plan written work
L9- 5.12.1- Use prewriting strategies to plan written
work
2.12.2- Select during reading strategies appropriate to
text and purpose to make, confirm, and revise
predictions, identify main idea and supporting details
and to make inferences
2.12.3- Select after reading strategies appropriate to text
and purpose to synthesize text
Lesson 10- Journal
PowerPoint presentations- peer
evaluations of presentations. Discussion
on what makes a solid presentation.
Lesson on citing sources for the paper.
How to document sources in a
consistent format- notecards
L10- 8.12.3- Use public speaking techniques to deliver
presentations with appropriate eye contact, volume,
enunciation, posture
7.12.2- Listen to and evaluate oral communications for
content, delivery. Listen to and provide constructive
feedback on oral communications.
6.12.9- Write research papers by documenting and citing
sources in a consistent format
Lesson 11- Journal
Read Ch 9- post study questions on
weebly. Class discussion.
Lesson on using notecards
25 Questions for the I-Search Due
L11- 5.12.1- Use prewriting strategies to plan written
work.
3.12.9- Summarize information. Synthesize information.
6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in appropriate
formats.
Lesson 12- Journal
Read Ch. 10- Study Questions
Discussion
Work on creating at least 5 notecards
worth of information in the proper
format
L12- 6.12.4- Summarize information. Write literary
analyses.
8.12.4- Respond to questions with specific evidence in
support of an opinion.
6.12.9- Write research papers by documenting and citing
sources in a consistent format
Lesson 13- Journal
Read Ch. 11 & 12 aloud as a class.
Review vocab and discussion
Citing sources- complete 5 more
notecards today in class
L13- 2.12.3- Select after reading strategies appropriate to
text and purpose to recall ideas, restate main ideas,
record information, synthesize text
1.12.5- Apply knowledge of content-specific vocabulary
in text to build comprehension. Read fluently aloud
and/or silently with a focus on prosody, accuracy,
reading rate
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Lesson 14- Journal
Work on finding sources and creating
notecards
Quiz on Things Fall Apart and citing
sources
Lesson 15- Journal
Read Ch. 13
Lesson on the Three Parts of the ISearch- take notes on the format
25 notecards due at the end of class
Lesson 16- Journal
Read Ch. 14 & 15- post study questions
on weebly
Time to work on rough draft of I-Search
Lesson 17- Journal
Ch. 16 & 17- read aloud as a class. Class
discussion
Work on first few pages of I-Searchwhat you already knew and why you
picked your topic. Thesis statement
refresher.
Lesson 18- Journal
Ch. 18-20 post study questions on
weebly
Individual conference about first section
of the I-Search
Lesson 19- Journal
I-Search Part 2 work time
Lesson on how to conduct an interview
for your I-Search paper requirement
Lesson 20 Journal
Peer Edit & Review- Make sure all
sources are found and cited properly. Fill
out peer review sheet.
Read Ch. 20-23. Class Discussion.
L14-3.12.9- Use information to answer specific
questions.
9.12.9- Write research papers by locating, collecting, and
analyzing primary and secondary sources. Organize and
collect information. Document and cite sources in a
consistent format
L15- 9.12.9- Write research papers by locating,
collecting, and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
Organize and collect information. Document and cite
sources in a consistent format
1.12.5- Read fluently aloud and/or silently with a focus
on prosody, accuracy, automaticity, & reading rate
7.12.1- Listen for a variety of purposes including
understanding directions & gaining information.
L16- 1.12.5- Read fluently aloud and/or silently with a
focus on prosody, accuracy, automaticity, & reading rate
5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraph papers about a single
topic that addresses introduction, purpose, audience, &
supporting details
3.12.1- Analyze plot development with a focus on
climax. Describe main plot and subplot
L17-7.12.3- Expand vocabulary through listening.
7.12.5- Listen to and participate in conversations.
5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraph papers about a single
topic that address introduction
6.12.9- Write research papers by choosing and
narrowing a research topic
L18- 3.12.9- Use information to answer specific
questions.
5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraphs about a single topic
5.12.3- Revise drafts for voice, organization, focused
ideas, purpose
7.5.12- Listen to and evaluate constructive feedback
L19-5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraphs about a single
topic
6.12.9-organizing collected information
8.12.3- Communicate information by maintaining a clear
focus, following logical sequence, illustrating
information with visual aids
L20- 5.12.4- Edit essays and compositions to ensure
correct spelling for high frequency words. Edit for
capitalization. Edit for correct use of internal and
external punctuation.
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Lesson 21- Journal
Read Ch. 24-25. Study questions.
Rough draft of I-Search Due w/peer
revisions made
Lesson 22- Journal
Introduce book project. Time to work
on book projects
Lesson 23- Journal
I-Search- how to integrate your interview
into your paper
Time to work on book project
Lesson 24- Journal
Time to work on I-Search
Lesson 25- Journal
I-Search Presentations to the class
I-Search paper Due
Lesson 26- Journal
Book Projects Due
Work on portfolios
5.12.6- Edit sentences for complete sentences. Edit
sentences for elimination of fragments & run-ons
7.12.5- Listen to and participate in conversations
L21- 5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraph papers about a
single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting
details, introduction, conclusion, transitions
2.12.3- Select after reading strategies appropriate to text
and purpose to recall details, restate main ideas, record
information, synthesize text
6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in appropriate
formats
L22- 6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in
appropriate formats
2.12.3- Select after reading strategies appropriate to text
and purpose to synthesize text, evaluate text
L23- 6.12.9- Write research papers by paraphrasing and
summarizing information, recording information,
choosing and narrowing a topic
5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraph papers about a single
topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details,
introduction, conclusion, transitions
L24-6.12.9- Write research papers by paraphrasing and
summarizing information, recording information,
choosing and narrowing a topic
5.12.2- Draft multiple paragraph papers about a single
topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details,
introduction, conclusion, transitions
L25-5.12.7- Prepare a legible final draft to display or
share. Select a publishing format appropriate to the
audience and purpose.
7.12.2- Listen to and evaluate oral communications for
content, delivery, ideas, purpose, value. Listen to &
evaluate the use of public speaking techniques.
8.12.3- Use public speaking techniques to deliver
presentations with appropriate volume, eye contact,
enunciation, audience, purpose, expressions
L26- 6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in
appropriate formats
7.12.1- Listen for a variety of purposes including gaining
information, understanding directions
6.12.2- Write multiple-paragraph papers about
experiences and/or events appropriate to audience and
purpose that include logical sequence
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Lesson 27 Journal
Portfolios Due
Lesson 28 Journal
Course Evaluation
Final Exam- Citing Sources, Things Fall
Apart, format of the I-Search
L27-6.12.2- Write multiple-paragraph papers about
experiences and/or events appropriate to audience and
purpose that include logical sequence
6.12.7- Write a variety of communications in appropriate
formats
L28- 3.12.9- Use information to answer specific
questions.
1.12.5- Apply knowledge of content-specific vocabulary
in text to build comprehension.