AMERICAN LITERATURE PERIODS 4 AND 6
This course is designed for students to thrive in a teacher-directed resource room environment. The overarching goal for this course is that students will refine, apply, and extend the solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and strategies they have developed in their English I/Reading Foundations course. Using the lens of leadership skills, students in this course will develop a world perspective by analyzing classic and contemporary texts in a variety of genre. Grammar, sentence-structure, and essay writing will be the focus as well as real life application of the writing process. Students will identify and apply their own leadership skills and prepare for responsible action as American citizens in the context of a global world.
Daily Do-Now Journals
Every day class will begin with a daily do-now that students will complete in their provided journal. These activities may include responding to an idea related to the day’s lesson, grammar concepts, vocabulary, or a free-write.
Journals will be collected for a grade on the following dates:
October 11th, 2018
November 21st, 2018
December 21st, 2018
January 25th, 2019
February 28th, 2019
April 17th, 2019
June 3rd, 2019
*dates may change if school is closed for inclement weather/ emergency*
Each complete entry is worth 5 points. Each entry should be a minimum of 5 complete sentences or five “examples” (in the case of grammar or vocabulary entries). Points will be deducted for incomplete entries. Missed Do-Nows need to be made up and the prompt will be provided to those students who are absent.