Course Objectives: Junior Honors English course involves the development of comprehension, interpretation, writing, vocabulary and speaking skills. It surveys important works in American literature and selected inter-related works from world literature. Frequent writing assignments and a term paper are integral parts of the curriculum. The literature and supplemental texts are the sources of vocabulary enrichment, and speaking skills are developed through formal speeches and informal discussions. Overall, students will develop a growing understanding of how texts are influenced by their authors, the times in which they were written and various textual criticisms.
Grades are weighted in the following manner:
- Vocabulary, literature quizzes—25%
- Homework, participation, class work—35%
- Essay assessment will vary according to length, breadth and extent of assignment. Essays will range in weight from tests to quizzes (40-30%).
Research paper final checklist (must accompany your final submissions): research paper checklist
Monday, May 25: No school in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26: Research papers due today. Research paper packets should include Annotated Bibliography, note card (rubric only), outline, peer edit checklist/rough draft, final draft, final checklist. All materials should be delivered in yellow envelope provided in class. Watch DOAS.
Wednesday, May 27: view DOAS and discuss frames and themes.
Thursday, May 28: 70 Membean minutes due by midnight tonight. Viewing and discussing ARITS.
Monday, June 1: viewing ARITS.
Tuesday, June 2: viewing ARITS.
Wednesday, June 3: Review and compare DOAS with ARITS.
Thursday, June 4: Begin preparing for final exam essay, which will be administered on Monday, June 8.
Friday, June 5: Receive final exam essay test materials and begin reviewing for essay. Essay will be Monday, June 8.