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Remote learning: Most assignments are listed beneath each class description.  Upload all essays to the Teams page in a word file, granting Mrs. Robinson editing privileges. Students must check their school email account each day.

        English 10 – Honors

In this survey approach to the study of literature, students will closely read and comprehend a variety of works such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Great Gatsby. Students will also read a play by William Shakespeare. There will be an emphasis on analysis of how different authors address similar themes and topics. Students will build their knowledge of language conventions by studying grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students will learn to write based on research for a range of tasks. Students will use technology to present new knowledge and ideas in a collaborative manner. This class is designed for the student who is planning on attending a four-year college; there is more depth of understanding and rigor required in this course.     

Incoming 10th Grade Honors Summer Reading-A Separate Peace E-books may be checked out from the high school library. Go to the reading tab, high school reading, and follow the instructions to check out the e-book. Mrs. Hammett has provided a quick tutorial on how to access the material for check out. A completed study guide for the reading is due on the second day of school. The study guide is available here: A Separate Peace Study Guide Paper copies of the study guide are available in the front office.

Please complete the active reading charts, study guide questions, and the personal response and final questions on page 17. You do not have to do the enrichment activities that follow the reading questions. Email krobinson@hnhsd.org with any questions or concerns.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus English 10 Honors Common Core Reading Standards     Common Core Writing Standards Common Core Speaking & Listening Standards          Common Core Reading Standards for Informational Texts

Week of May 18th-The book review is due on Monday, May 18th. Summer reading information will be made available this week.

Week of May 11th-Each day, respond to the writing prompt posted on Teams. Complete thirty minutes of independent reading and a dialectical journal entry. Your next dialectical reading journal is due on Wednesday, May 13th. See the Teams page for assignments and instructions.

Dialectical Journal Instructions

Today’s Prompt

English 11 Honors

What are universal themes that are reflected in literature from around the world?  In this survey approach to the study of world literature, students will closely read and comprehend a variety of works from authors around the globe, such as Things Fall Apart and All Quiet on the Western Front. There will be an emphasis on analysis of how different authors address similar themes and topics. Students will build their knowledge of language conventions by studying grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, students will learn to write based on research for a range of tasks. Students will use technology to present new knowledge and ideas in a collaborative manner. This class is designed for the student who is planning on attending a four-year college; there is more depth of understanding and rigor required in this course.

Incoming 11th Grade Honors Summer Reading-Bless Me, Ultima E-books may be checked out from the high school library. Go to the reading tab, high school reading, and follow the instructions to check out the e-book. Mrs. Hammett has provided a quick tutorial on how to access the material for check out. A completed study guide for the reading is due on the second day of school. The study guide is available here:Bless Me, Ultima Study Guide Questions Please answer each study question in a paragraph that includes textual evidence. Paper materials are available in the front office.

 

Course Syllabus Syllabus English 11 Honors

Dialectical Journal Instructions

Week of 5/18-The book review is due on Monday, May 18th. Summer reading assignments will be available later this week.

Week of 5/11-Each day, respond to the writing prompt posted on the Teams page. Complete thirty minutes of reading and a dialectical journal entry. Your next dialectical reading journal is due on Wednesday, May 13th. See the Teams page for assignments and instructions.

Today’s Prompt

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition

How does one critically read and analyze a text? The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. Writing assignments focus on the critical analysis of literature and include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. College credit is contingent upon passing the Advanced Placement exam. Students should be able to read and comprehend college-level texts and apply the conventions of standard written English in their writing. Course Syllabus AP-English-Syllabus-2019-2020 Common Core Reading Standards     Common Core Writing Standards Common Core Speaking & Listening Standards  Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Texts  

Incoming AP English Literature and Composition Summer Reading-Crime and Punishment E-books may be checked out from the high school library. Go to the reading tab, high school reading, and follow the instructions to check out the e-book. Mrs. Hammett has provided a quick tutorial on how to access the material for check out. A completed study guide for the reading is due on the second day of school.  Please answer all study guide questions in a well-written paragraph with textual evidence.

AP Final Assessment Essay is due on Friday, May 22nd. See the Teams page for details.

College Composition I (183) Semester – 1 Credit (Spring 2020)

How is learning to write competently important to the way we think, read, and express ourselves to the world outside? College Composition I is a semester-long college course taught in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Students will learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of rhetorical strategies: description, narrative, example, classification, process analysis, comparison and contrast, definition, cause and effect, and argument. Emphasis is placed is on the writing process from pre-writing through drafting, revising, and editing. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for writing in college. College-Composition-I-Syllabus-Spring 2020 Common Core Standards for Writing     Common Core Standards for Reading Common Core Standards for Speaking & Listening

Week of 5/18-The research paper outline is due on 5/18. A draft of the research paper is due on Friday, 5/22.

Week of 5/11-Set up your paper in Noodle Tools and gather your research. See the Student Writing Assignment Guide.

Argumentative Research SWAG 2020

Week of 5/4-Revised college report due on 5/4. Read “The Argument Culture” and complete the questions-due on 5/5.

DEBORAH-TANNEN_Argument-CultureTannen Article Questions

Due on Friday, May 8th-Argumentative Research Proposal Research Paper Proposal

Week of 4/27 College Research Project-See the instructions below. A draft of your two-page report is due on Friday, May 1st.

College Research Project

 

 

 College Composition II: The Research Essay (Spring 2020)

The Research Essay builds on the skills and attitudes developed in College Composition I. Students will reach beyond personal knowledge toward expertise through research. Writing a variety of academic papers with strong emphasis on the research essay, students become active investigators, synthesizing traditional sources and personal expertise in order to combine insight and evidence.

Course Prerequisite: This course is open to seniors who have successfully completed College Composition I with a C or higher.

Course Syllabus-Composition II Research Essay Syllabus Spring 2020

Week of 5/11 This week, you must find two or three sources for your speech paper assignment. By Thursday, you must submit an annotated bibliography. A template is below.

MLA_Annotated Bibliography Template

A draft of your paper is due on Tuesday, May 19th. It must include internal citations and a Works Cited page (MLA8).

Week of 5/4 Read Queen Elizabeth I’s speech and answer the questions that follow. Due on Tuesday, 5/5. Queen Elizabeth’s Speech & Questions

Due on Wednesday, 5/6 Select a speech to analyze as an argument.List of Speeches

Email Mrs. Robinson with the name of your selected speech and the speaker.

Review the assignment sheet: Speech Assignment Sheet

Due on Friday, 5/8 Submit your responses to the questions about your chosen speech. Research Questions

Week of 4/27 Read the article by Max Jongfast-Greenfield and write a summary/response essay. A draft of your essay is due on Thursday, April 30. Be sure to grant Mrs. Robinson editing privileges.

Summary/Response Essay Format

Jongfast-Greenfield Article

 

 Contemporary Literature (Offered Fall 2020)

How does close reading and reflection develop one’s reading skills?  In this class, students will examine works of poetry, prose, and drama from the last fifty years. Students will be able to summarize, make connections, and draw conclusions about literature and literary nonfiction.  Texts may include Life of Pi, The Lovely Bones, Snow Falling on Cedars, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Angela’s Ashes. Contemporary Literature Syllabus Contemporary Literature Syllabus              

 

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