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LA 8H Scope and Sequence for 2005-2006

Language Arts 8 – Honors: 2005-2006

 

1st Semester

Time Sequence

Lit. Analysis Skills

Representative Work(s)

Writing

Grammar

Vocabulary

Summer Reading

 

Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns

The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings

by Edgar Allen Poe                     

 

 

 

1st 9 Weeks

  diction analysis

  imagery analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  tone

  irony

  characterization

  conflict

  pov

  levels of questioning

  shared-inquiry discussion

 

 

Short Stories:

"Jack and the Beanstalk" (fairy tale) (H)

"Gaston" –William Saroyan (H)

"The Lady or the Tiger" – Frank R. Stockton (I)

"Monkey’s Paw"- W.W. Jacobs (I)

"Tell-Tale Heart"- Edgar Allen Poe (I)

"Ramond’s Run" – Toni Cade Bambara (I)

"The Dinner Party"- Mona Gardner (H)

Non-fiction:

"The Giant Water Bug"- Annie Dillard (H)

   Summer Reading response journals

 

   Writing to show compositions (C)

 

 

      Review nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and  interjections

      Review parts of sentence: subjects, predicates, object complements, and subject complements (with sentence diagramming)

      Dependent vs. Independent clauses

Stem focus:

          pre

          non

          uni

2nd 9 Weeks

  analysis of appeals

  analysis of images

  propaganda

  author's persuasive purpose

  diction analysis

  imagery analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  tone

  characterization

  conflict

  allusion

  symbolism

  shared-inquiry discussion

 

Non-fiction:

Various advertising from print and broadcast media

Declaration of Independence (H)

Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention (H)

Novel

Farenheight 451 by Ray Bradbury (N)

Short Story:

"The Pedestrian"  (H)

 

      Narrative composition

      SMELL persuasion assignment (oral group presentation)

      Expository paragraph (C)

 

   Verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives

  Phrases: prepositional, appositive, gerund, participial, and infinitive

Stem focus:

          in

          syn

          multi

3rd 9 Weeks

 

 

 

 

  diction analysis

  imagery analysis

  figurative language analysis

  sound devices

  theme

  tone

  irony

  pov

 

Selected poetry (TPCASTT analysis)

Poets: Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Frost, Robert Tristram Coffee, Langston Hughes, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, etc.

 

Oral group presentation

 

    Expository Paragraph (C)

 

      Clauses: Adverb, Adjective, Noun

      Sentence Types

Stem focus:

          mono

          micro

          poly

4th 9 Weeks

  satire

  archetype

  diction analysis

  imagery analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  tone

  irony

  characteriza-tion

  conflict

  pov

shared-inquiry discussion

 

 

      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (N)

      from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (H)

 

 

Expository essay (C)

 

 

      Clauses: Adverb, Adjective, Noun

      Sentence Types

Stem focus:

          spec

          equi

          auto

 

2nd Semester

 

 Main Texts:

The Language of Literature- McDougal Littell (Literature Textbook used on as-needed basis)

            Interactive Reader (consumable)

Language Network- McDougal Littell (Grammar Textbook used on as-needed basis)

Language Network Grammar Workbook (consumable)

*Crafting Expository Argument – Fourth Edition -  Michael Degen [ISBN: 0966512588]

*Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury [Random House – ISBN: 0345342968]

*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain [Bantam – ISBN: 0553210793]

* Students purchase own copy