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Organized Authors: Name That Structure
Students will read a text passage, looking for and highlighting key words that indicate the appropriate organizational pattern of the text.
Students will work in cooperative learning groups that foster empathy to make inferences from pictures and text. They will discuss the differences between inferences made from pictures and inferences made from text.
A Trip to the Hospital
Students participate in a set of stations about the work done in different areas of a hospital. During each station, students revise paragraphs based on word choice, clarity, and transitions while also looking at introductions and adding or deleting sentences.
Creating Connections Across Literary Texts
Students will explore organizational patterns in short passages and use signal words/phrases as evidence to support the main idea and their understanding.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.
Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.
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.
Grammar (English II Writing)
You will be able to edit for correct grammar.
Strategies for Editing: Practice Lesson 1
You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English II Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.
Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.
Commentary on Quotations from Text in an Interpretive Response (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that uses embedded quotations to provide evidence in your response to an expository or a literary text.
Analyze Use of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that analyzes an author's use of stylistic or rhetorical devices.
Writing the Persuasive Essay: Counterarguments Based on Evidence (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay including counter-arguments that anticipate objections.
Analysis of Relative Values of Specific Data, Facts, and Ideas (English II Writing)
You will be able to evaluate the value of specific data, facts, and ideas to include in an essay.
Revising the Expository/Procedural Essay: Effective Introduction and Conclusion (e.g., controlling idea/thesis) (English II Writing)
You will learn strategies for revising an essay so that it contains an effective introduction, conclusion, and controlling idea or thesis.
Revising the Expository/Procedural Essay: Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)
You will learn strategies for evaluating and revising an essay so that it contains appropriate rhetorical devices and transitions.