Q2 11th Grade ELA Pacing Guides SY 2017-18

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SY 17-18

Q2

SY 17-18

Q3

SY 17-18

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SY 17-18

Overview

Module 1, Units 1-3

Unit 1- “O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!”

How do authors develop and relate elements of a text?

“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

Unit 2 -“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t.”

Hamlet by WIlliam Shakespeare

In this unit, students continue to develop skills, practices, and routines that will be used on a regular basis in the English Language Arts classroom throughout the year: close reading, annotating text, collaborative conversation, and evidence-based writing. Students continue to practice an approach to close reading that develops their ability to critically analyze texts for deep meaning and collect and analyze evidence for use in writing and discussion

Unit 3 -“Anonymity runs in their blood.”

 A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

In this unit, students engage with Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, continuing to build skills for close reading and analysis of nonfiction as well developing their ability to identify and evaluate the claims an author uses in support of her argument. Students also focus on strengthening their writing as well as building their skills for civil and productive conversation.

  • Week 1: November 6

    Module

    1

    Unit

    1

    Lesson

    1 / 2

    3 / 4

    5 / 6

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.1

    RL.11-12.4

    W.11-12.9.a, b

    SL.11-12.1

    L.11-12.4.a-d

    W.11-12.5

    Weekly Notes

    Lessons 1 and 2:

    Combine elements from lessons 1 and 2 into a one day lesson.  The poem should be played as a masterful read with text dependent questions coming from both lessons 1 and 2.

    Lessons 3 and 4:

    Combine elements from lessons 3 and 4. Have half of students work on lesson 3 focus and the other half work on lesson 4 focus.  Students can then compare with a partner who did not work on the same poem lines as them.

    Lessons 5 and 6:

    Combine elements of lessons 5 and 6. Students should have a discussion on Wednesday and then on Thursday complete the end of unit assessment which is a short paragraph response.

  • Week 2: November 13

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    1

    2

    3

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.5,

    L.11-12.4.c

    RL.11-12.3,

    RL.11-12.4,

    L.11-12.4.b,

    SL.11-12.1.a, c,

    Weekly Notes

    Lesson 1:

    In order to provide additional context, the masterful reading extends beyond the lines students read and discuss during the lesson.  Playing the film clip is optional but may help students grasp what is happening at the beginning of the play.

    Lesson 2:

    Annotation focus for this selection of text should be word choice, particularly during Claudius' monologue. This will also help students with the quick write at the end of the lesson.

    Lesson 3:

    Students will examine how the character of Claudius is developed through his monologue.  A discussion protocol should be implemented during the reading and discussion portion of the lesson.

  • Week 3: November 20

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    4

    5

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.3

    SL.11-12.1.a, c

    L.11-12.4.c

    RL.11-12.3

    RL.11-12.4

    L.11-12.4.c

    L.11-12.5.a, b

    Weekly Notes

    Lesson 4 and 5:

    This is a short week due to Thanksgiving so combine elements from lessons 4 and 5 and make a 2 day lesson.  Play a masterful read of the entire first soliloquy and then have students participate in a discussion protocol using questions from lessons 4 and 5.

  • Week 4: November 27

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    6

    8

    9

    10

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.3

    W.11-12.2.a, b

    L.11-12.4.a-c

    RL.11-12.2

    L.11-12.5

    W.11-12.9.a

    W.11-12.2.a,f

    Weekly Notes

    Be sure and review what has been read so far since this is the first day back from Thanksgiving break.

    Lesson 6:

    Annotation focus should be on how Shakespeare develops the characters of Laeretes and Ophelia. Additionally be sure to discuss with students the ideas of gender roles, family duty and chastity as they come out in this lesson and are directly connected to ideas in unit 3 of the module.

    Lesson 8:

    Students will examine how Shakespeare's use of figurative language helps develop two central ideas in the soliloquy. The quick write question will give students practice with answering the performance task question at the end of the module.

    Lesson 9:

    This is  a key lesson to help students understand the plot and the development of Hamlet's character,  Spend the majority of this lesson focused on the reading and discussion portion  of this lesson.

    Lesson 10:

    This is the mid-unit assessment which can be done by implementing a discussion protocol instead and using a smaller writing piece,

  • Week 5: December 4

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    11

    12

    13

    14

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.4

    W.11-12.9.a

    L.11-12.4.c

    L.11-12.5.a

    RL.11-12.2

    W.11-12.2.c

    L.11-12.4.c

    RL.11-12.3

    Weekly Notes

    Lesson 11:

    Students examine the famous "to be or not to be" soliloquy focusing on the authors use of figurative language to develop central ideas in the text.

    Lesson 12:

    Students continue to examine the "to or not to be" soliloquy shifting focus to how the central ideas of mortality or action vs inaction are developed and interact with each other. The quick write for this lesson is directly connected to the performance task at the end of this module.

    Lesson 13:

    Students will examine the dialogue between Ophelia and Hamlet with an emphasis on the development of Ophelia's character through her dialogue.

    Lesson 14:

    Students continue to focus on the development of Ophelila based on her dialogue and actions and begin to compare her to Hamlet and Laertes

  • Week 6: December 11

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    17

    18

    19

    21

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.3

    SL.11-12.1.a-e

    L.11-12.4.b

    L.11-12.5.a

    RL.11-12.2

    W.11-12.9.a

    L.11-12.4.c

    Weekly Notes

    Lessons 15 and 16 can be omitted.

    Lesson 17:

    Be sure to have students participate in the jigsaw activity where they analyze Hamlet's monologues and focus on how they develop his character in relation to the central ideas in the play.

    Lesson 18:

    Students read Hamlet's final soliloquy and continue to focus on character development in the passage. Students will also make connections to the bigger central ideas in the play.

    Lesson 19:

    This is an essential lesson to the module in which students will annotate for central ideas in Hamlet's final soliloquy. They will then analyze central ideas as they develop across multiple scenes in the play. Tasks in this lesson are very similar to what students will be asked to do on the module performance task.

    Lesson 20 can be omitted as students will work with the same text in lesson 21.

    Lesson 21:

    Do a close read of the passage connected to this lesson. Read the first time for literal understanding, then go back and have students focus on how characters are developed based off what they say in the scene and how those character developments are connected to the central ideas in the play.

  • Week 7: December 18

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    22

    23

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.2

    RL.11-12.3

    RL.11-12.5

    W.11-12.9.a

    Weekly Notes

    Lessons 22 and 23:

    Only do these lessons this week as its the week before winter break.  Students will return and complete the end of unit assessment Or you can assign the end of unit assessment for homework over winter break.

  • Week 8: January 8

    Module

    1

    Unit

    2

    Lesson

    24

    25

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RL.11-12.2

    W.11-12.5

    W.11-12.9.a

    L.11-12.5

    Weekly Notes

    Lessons 24 and 25

    This is the end of unit assessment Take the first day of the week to review events and central ideas in the play and then do lessons 24 and 25 which will help students complete the performance task at the end of the module.

  • Week 9: January 15

    Module

    1

    Unit

    3

    Lesson

    1

    2

    3

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RI.11-12.2

    W.11-12.2.b, d,e

    W.11-12.9.b

    L.11-12.4.a

    Weekly Notes

    Lesson 1:

    Engage students in a conversation about the difference in  the reading for literature standards and reading for information standards.  Be sure to explain that this text is a non fiction piece and that analysis of the text will be slightly different.  have students examine the difference in the standards before diving into the text.

    Lesson 2:

    Students read for central idea in this section of the text. Be sure to point out the hypothetical situation in the text regarding Shakespeare's sister as that could be confusing for students

    Lesson 3:

    This lesson shifts students focus to the authors use of rhetoric within the text and how that helps to develop central ideas in the text.

  • Week 10: January 22

    Module

    1

    Unit

    3

    Lesson

    4

    5

    6

    7

    Standards Addressed in Week's Lessons

    RI.11-12.3

    L.11-12.4.a

    RI.11-12.2

    W.11-12.2.a-f

    W.11-12.9.b

    L.11-12.1

    Weekly Notes

    Lesson 4:

    Students read the final paragraph of the text and focus on how the experiences of the Judith relate to a central idea in the text.

    Lesson 5:

    This is the mid-unit assessment in which students will get practice writing about central ideas and how they build within the text. This assessment will set students up to be successful on the end of module performance task

    Lesson 6 and 7:

    Combine elements of lessons 6 and 7 into one lesson.  Be sure and tell students that the work they are doing here will help them answer the end of module performance task

    Lesson 8:

    This is the end of unit assessment,  have students gather all evidence and materials to write the essay and have them apply it to the performance task they will engage with next week.

  • Week 11: January 29

    This week is reserved for the module 2 performance task. See pages 686-709 of the full module for implementation