Chalkboard

Index
 

 

 


© 2008 by Mahomet-Seymour Schools.
All Rights Reserved.


 

Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Language Arts - English II

 

Grammar, Usage, Conventions

 

The learner will be able to use correct spelling and capitalization.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to apply rules of mechanics and usage.

 

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use types of phrases (prepositional, gerund, infinitive, participial).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use various types of clauses (main and subordinate).

 

The learner will be able to use sentence fluency.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to determine subject/predicate and pronoun/antecedent agreement.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use a variety of sentence patterns and structures.

 

  

 

 

 

 

top  

 

Vocabulary (Level D)

 

The learner will be able to identify new vocabulary in his/her reading.

 

The learner will be able to learn 20 words per unit.

 

The learner will be able to apply new vocabulary words to written composition.

 

 

 

 

  

 

top  

 

Composition

 

The learner will be able to recognize and practice writing as a process with distinct and essential ordered stages.

 

The learner will be able to apply the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing (ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, voice, conventions, presentation).

 

The learner will be able to use consistent voice and tense appropriate to the mode of composition.

 

The learner will be able to identify and understand types of order necessary in exposition.

 

The learner will be able to identify and imitate effective writing techniques in model essays.

 

The learner will be able to write a narrative essay.

 

The learner will be able to write an expository essay.

 

The learner will be able to write a persuasive essay.

 

The learner will be able to write a literary analysis, supporting points with textual evidence.

 

The learner will be able to form creative responses to prompts and literature selections.

 

The learner will be able to summarize and paraphrase selections of compositions/literature.

 

The learner will be able to write a source-based essay, using the MLA format.

 

The learner will be able to edit compositions written by peers.

 

The learner will be able to compose, revise/edit, and store compositions electronically.

 

The learner will be able to analyze and evaluate the effective use of and relationship among the narrative elements (plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, irony) in a variety of literature.

 

The learner will be able to analyze and evaluate the effective use of figurative language, dialogue, description, symbolisms, and word choice in a variety of literature.

 

The learner will be able to read and analyze a short story.

 

The learner will be able to read and analyze poetry.

 

The learner will be able to read and analyze nonfiction.

 

The learner will be able to read and analyze drama (including Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar).

 

The learner will be able to identify and analyze poetic devices such as imagery, similes and metaphors, personification, rhythm, rhyme, and tone.

 

The learner will be able to read and understand literature representative of various societies, cultures, eras, and ideas.

 

 

  

 

 

top