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Uncovering Tone in Poetry
Students will interpret the tone of a poem, cite text evidence to justify their response, and research a synonym for the word they chose to expand their understanding of Tier 2 vocabulary.
Students will analyze one of four ways to incorporate grammar and syntax into their everyday language through the use of technological instruction. Once students have comprehended their grammatical type, they will practice among their peers to master and share the lesson (grammar rule) in a Jigsaw activity.
Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)
You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.
Isolated Scenes and Plot Support (English II Reading)
You will be able to analyze various scenes in several works of fiction to see how those scenes affect the plot as a whole.
Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English II Reading)
You will be able to summarize a text and distinguish between a summary and a critique, identifying nonessential information in a summary, and unsubstantiated opinions in a critique.
Imagery, Metaphor, and Simile (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate the role of imagery, metaphor, and simile in literary nonfiction such as speeches and essays.
Allusion (English II Reading)
You will be able to analyze the function of allusion in literary texts.
Annotate for Meaning (English II Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Capitalization (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct capitalization.
Spelling (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct spelling.
Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words and Phrases (English II Reading)
You will become acquainted with the origins and meanings of foreign words and phrases frequently used in English texts.
Reference Materials (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries) Printed and Electronic (English II Reading)
You will learn how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauri in order to determine meanings of words and phrases, including their denotations, connotations, and etymologies.
Meter and Rhyme (English II Reading)
You will learn to analyze the meter, rhyme scheme, line length, punctuation, and word position in poetry.
Archetypes, Motifs, and Plot in Drama (English II Reading)
You will understand and analyze how archetypes and motifs in drama affect the plot of plays.
Syntax (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate the role of syntax in literary non-fiction such as speeches, essays, and other forms.
Evaluate a Text for its Graphics and Visual Appeal (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate a text for the clarity and appeal of its graphics.
Synthesize Information in Charts and Graphs (English II Reading)
You will be able to synthesize information that you find in charts and graphs.
Close Reading of Prose: Practice 2 (English II Reading)
You will read carefully in order to identify diction, tone, and irony, and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.
Close Reading of Poetry: Practice 3 (English II Reading)
You will read carefully in order to identify allusion, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism, and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.