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English 11
Instructor: Mrs. Winters   
English 11
Mrs. Winters
Course Overview
About me:  I am a graduate of West Virginia University.  I am currently in my eighth year teaching at Blackhawk High School.  I am teaching CP English 11, English 11, and Journalism this year. 

Remember that every handout that will be graded is included on my schoolfusion page so there is never an excuse for not doing your homework. 
 
COURSE CONTENT
 Literature    We will cover American writers from beginnings of our country through the Revolutionary Period and Civil War into the modern era.
 
Writing  Students will write several essays (descriptive, narrative, interpretive, persuasive, etc.) and many short pieces such as journal entries and paragraph responses. They will continue to develop mastery of the writing process, sentence structure, paragraph development, and standard usage and mechanics. Students also will practice research writing.
 
 
 TEXTS             Elements of Literature(textbook)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller                              
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
                  
 
METHODS of  ASSESSMENT  These will include tests, reading quizzes, essays, journal entries, and projects.
                       
EXTRA CREDIT To better your grade, take advantage of any extra credit offered.
             
 
BEHAVIOR       Classroom expectations include promptness, readiness to work, and respect for self, for others, and for the learning environment. In short, students should adhere to Blackhawk’s Do Your P.A.R.T. policy and abide by the following statement, “I will not do anything that will keep me from learning, my classmates from learning, or the teacher from teaching.”

SUGGESTED MATERIALS
Students are encouraged to bring either a notebook or binder with them to class everyday.  Notes taken by students will not be graded, but new information will be presented to the class and the class is expected to learn this information.  Note-taking can be beneficial to student learning when this material is presented on the test.    
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First Nine Weeks
In the first nine weeks we will begin reading the play written by Arthur Miller entitled The Crucible.  We will continue our class study by learning about Rationalism and Romanticism.  We will also begin fine tuning our writing and preparing our vocabulary for the SATs.  If you are absent or miss an assignment for whatever reason, check in the First Quarter folder for copies of any handouts.  Remember that anything you turn in late is worth half credit unless you were absent.   
SAT Practice
I've attached a link called SAT Guide to this page.  If you are looking for a way to review for the SATs, look at this.  If nothing else, pay particular attention to pages 14 and 15.  If you have some background of the words, this will help you tremendously. 
Class Homework
No "Class Homework" exist(s)
Class Files
 First Nine Weeks
Homework from the First Nine Weeks
 Pennsylvania Writing Assessment Domain Scoring Guide.doc
This is the rubric used on Quarterly Assessments and the PSSA writing.

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