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%).
Monday, 30: TOP 5 Gatsby topics due TODAY (typed, double-spaced). Membean minutes (60 by week’s end). Media Center research presentation and beginning research.
Tuesday, March 31: Media Center research; working thesis and research question due tomorrow. HW: Graded discussion questions and textual evidence. Graded discussion TOMORROW.
Wednesday, April 1: Working thesis and research question due TODAY (typed, double-spaced). Graded discussion TODAY.
Thursday, April 2: Wrap up graded discussion if necessary. Membean quiz.
Friday, April 3-Wednesday, April 8: No class–Spring break.
Thursday, April 9: Research and work on Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric for Annotated Bibliography spring 2014
Friday, April 10: Continue work on Annotated bib due Monday, April 13. Sample Annotated Bibliography: Writing Your Annotated Bibliography 2014