The units and lesson plans below are listed by marking period and do not necessarily appear in chronological order. Your teacher reserves the right to adjust time periods for lesson plans, to add additional lessons, and to rearrange the order of lesson plans in order to maximize student learning.


Marking Period 1

Course Introduction: class rules, position paper, classroom layout
Collect Summer Reading Response Questions
Types of Novels
Quiz on Types of Novels
Elements of Plot in the Novel
Quiz on Elements of Plot in the Novel
Vocabulary Units via Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes: 1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12
Vocabulary Quizzes: 1-4,5-8,9-12
College Essay Unit: obtain college application via Internet for essay guidelines; modeling successful essays; write and submit for a grade: brainstorm, outline, rough draft, final copy
Review and grade reading response questions for Jane Eyre
Class discussion of Jane Eyre
Lesson on how to respond to essay type questions
Concluding essay test on Jane Eyre
Review of benchmark answers on Jane Eyre Essay Test
Lesson on Plagiarism
Lesson on avoiding ambiguous pronouns
Lesson on how to write an analytical essay: modeling of successful analytical essays
Write analytical essay on Jane Eyre
Review of bench mark essays for Jane Eyre
Review and grade reading response questions for Invisible Man
Class discussion of Invisible Man
Lesson on how to respond to essay type questions
Concluding essay test on Invisible Man
Review of benchmark answers on Invisible Man Essay Test
Lesson on how to write an analytical essay
Write analytical essay on Invisible Man
Review of bench mark essays for Invisible Man

Marking Period 2

First two weeks will be used to conclude unit on The Invisible Man
Vocabulary Units via Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes: 13-14,15-16,17-18,19-20,21-22,23-24
Vocabulary Quizzes: 13-16,17-20,21-24
Voice - pages 83-84 in grammar workbook
Voice - pages 99-100 in grammar workbook
Voice - pages 101-102 in grammar workbook
Active/Passive Voice Quiz
Parallel Structure worksheets pages 1-4
Parallel Structure Quiz
Glossary of Poetic Devices and four quizzes
The Four Elements of Poetry and quiz
Guide for How to Read a Poem
How Do I Read Poetry
Iambic Pentameter
Rhyme, Rhythm, Poetic Feet
Explication of Sonnets by Shakespeare and Donne
Read Sonnet 55 and answer multiple-choice questions
Types of Poetry and quizzes
Reading of various poems to explicate and answer multiple-choice questions
Model analytical essay on a poem
Reading for meaning and explication of literal meaning a poem for an analytical essay - teacher directed
Complete questions for the same poem independently and then review and grade in class
Write analytical essay on the same poem
Examine benchmark essays on the same poem
Model compare/contrast analytical essay on a poem
Write compare/contrast analytical essay on a poem
Examine benchmark essay on compare/contrast analytical essay on a poem

Mid Term Exam


Marking Period 3

Reading and analyzing prose passages in order to correctly answer multiple-choice questions
How to Analyze an AP Lit Prose Passage Prompt
Modeling of analytical essay on prose passages
Writing of Analytical essay on prose passage
Review benchmark essays on prose passage
Julius Caesar: Act Quizzes, Act Reading questions and review, concluding essay test, concluding analytical essay

Marking Period 4

The Scarlet Letter: study guide questions, review in class, mini quizzes, concluding essay test, concluding analytical essay
Review for AP test that is the first Thursday in May

Final Exam