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Ingl 12 syllabus

  1. 1. Page | 1 Specialized Science and Math Secondary School THOMAS ARMSTRONG TORO Ponce, Puerto Rico English Program Twelve Grade Advance English Course Syllabus Course : Twelfth Grade Advance English Course Code : INGL 012 Credits : 1 Period : 2013- 2014 Professor : Armando Castillo Escobar Prof. Cont. Info : Textbook : 1. College Writing Skills with Reading 2. Literature for Composition I. Course Description: This course has been designed to help the students improve their communication skills and the information obtained by the students during this course will help them succeed in the United States as non-native speakers. This course has been designed taking into consideration the English Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations (2007) & the Curriculum Frame Work (2003) established by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico and the Circular Letter: 11-2011-2012 of the English Program of the same Department of Education. II. Learning and Developmental Goals: A general goal of this course is for all students to become more confident in their own abilities as they make improvements in the English /Language arts and working closely to achieve the standards of the DEPR. During this course the teacher will work with students to help them achieve the learning and developmental goals:  To experience success in areas of the four language arts.  Improve the basic skills in the language arts area.  Speak and write with confidence.  Understand the importance of English as they relate it to everyday life.  Acknowledge the writing process  Improve reading skills from a range of simple to complex texts.  Identify the literary concepts and techniques  Improve skills such as comprehension and analysis  Work with basic grammar skills III. Curriculum Standards: A full description of the curriculum standards of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico is available at English Program by request. IV. Teaching Approach: a. Assessment Techniques b. Whole language approach c. Oral Approach d. Balanced Literacy Approach e. Natural Approach V. Teaching Methods: a. informal lecture b. note-taking c. worksheet activities d. Vocabulary activities e. teacher created supplementary materials f. internet use ( when available) g. groups activities h. demonstrations / modeling I. reciting J. Conference VI. Student Evaluation:  Assessment activities  Oral communication evaluation  Partial Tests  Special Assignments  Class Participation  Portfolio  Rubrics for all activities  Attendance
  2. 2. Page | 2 VII. Tentative Course Calendar Date Topics Activities/ Evaluation Observation 12.1 My Journey so far: Biography, Autobiography & Memoir First Week General Introduction of the Course a. Classroom Rules b. Discuss Syllabus c. General Orientation d. Portfolio Presentation /Prep 1. Parts & Documents Syllabus, Handouts, Rules, Index Cards Second Week Diagnostic Testing a. Tabulation b. Individual Discussion of results Oral Reports: News Articles Diagnostic Test Oral Reports (2) Grades Third Week General Grammar Review a. The Sentence b. The Parts of Speech Board Exercises and Power Point Presentation Test #1 Fourth Week The Writing Process, Pg 974 Literature for Composition, By Barnet, Burto & Cain Advance Eng. Text 1. When I was Puerto Rican By Esmeralda Santiago Vocabulary Handouts Bio-Cube Edmodo Assig. WIWAPR- E. Santiago Chapters 1-6 Test #2 Fifth Week General Introduction of: Timeless Voices timeless Themes, Silver Level. A. Introduction to the Short Story & Literary Genres 1. Elements of Fiction 2. Thank You Mám By Langston Hughes, Pg. 186-189 3. Charles, By Sherly Jackson,Pg. 15-21 4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, By Maya Angelou, Pg. 22-31 5. The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros Essay 1 Sixth Week What is Poetry? A. The Elements of Poetry 1. The Road not taken, By R. Frost Pg.34-35 2. All But Blind, By W. La Mare, Pg. 35 3. The Choice, By D. Parker, pg. 36-37 B. College Board Review Handouts Textbook Portfolio Essay 2 12.2 Walking into the Future: Career Research Project Seventh Week Career Research Project: will be posted on the class blog: Rubrics For Presentation (2) Grades 1 presentation 2 Hand In Eight Week Leading the way 1. Email from Bill Gates By John Seabrook, Pg 42 2. The Ninny By Anton Chekhov, Pg. 174 3. The Governess By Neil Simon, Pg. 176 Text Exercises Notebook Class Assignment (1) Grade Ninth Week Leading the way (cont.) 1. Harriet Tubman Guide to Freedom By Ann Petry, Pg. 132 2. Club Pilot on the Mississippi By Mark Twain, Pg. 109 Handout Test 2 Class Assignment (1) Grade Tenth Week Introduction to the Speech 1. Elements of Public Speaking a. The American Dream By Dr. martin Luther King Jr. Pg.689-691 b. Sharing The American Dream By Collin Powell, Pg. 694-695 C. Special Assignment: Idea Bank Pg.693 Textbook Hand In Questions on the selection (2) Grades Oral Presentation (Famous Speeches) Eleventh Week Review The Writing Process,Pg.974 The Essay: Elements of a good Essay 1. Brown vs. Board of Education By W. Dean Mayer, Pg. 238-247 2. Build Your portfolio, Pg. 248 The Personal Statement Textbook, notebook
  3. 3. Page | 3 Twelfth /Thirteenth Week Introduction to Shakespeare a. Biography 1. Romeo and Juliet(textbook) Summary 2. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pg.784 3. The Tell Tale Heart, By Edgar Allen Poe Pg. 540-549 Special Assignments: Shakespeare’s Works DVD- Midsummer Night’s Dream Movies will be watched upon completing reading Assignments will be Posted on the Blog 12.3 The Long & Short of it: Fictional novels & Short Stories Fourteenth Week What is a Critical Analysis? 1. Parts 2. Examples 3. Assignments Hand In Critical Analysis Fifteenth Week Role Play Activities 1. criteria’s/rubrics 2. Group Activities Presentations Sixteenth Week/ Seventeenth Week Power Point Presentations 1. Group selection 2. Topics should be discussed and presented to the teacher Eighteenth / Nineteenth Week Diagnostic testing 1. Independent Reading 2. Book Reports Twentieth Week Final Reports and Assignments  Course syllabus is Subjected to Changes  Special Assignments may be announced with prior knowledge  Essays will be announced  Assignments will NOT be accepted after due dates NO EXCEPTIONS! Materials need for the Course:  VOX (Green) Spanish/English Dictionary (1) grade  Overall School Supplies References: 1. Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. (2000). Upper Saddle, New Jersey: Prentice Hall 2. Barnet,S., Burto,W. & Cain, W. E. (2011). Literature for Composition. New York: Pearson. 3. Lang, J. (2008). College Writing Skills with Reading. New York: Mc Graw Hill. I have read and understood the responsibilities of my child and agree to follow the course requirements. (10pts will be awarded if handed in signed) ____________________ ____________________ __________ Parent’s Signature Student’s Signature Date ACE©2014