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I am a proud Buckeye from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have a bachelor's degree in Education, English and French. I taught middle and high school for 13 years in northern Ohio and substituted for 5 additional years in southern Ohio. When I moved to Tennessee, I substituted for 3 years in order to learn the district. I then obtained my high school English license. This is my 8th year at Greenwood Academy proudly teaching ELA grades 9-12.
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ENGLISH I Syllabus

2021-22

 

Academic standards, chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education, provide a common set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of a specific grade or course.  Local school districts determine the order in which these state-mandated standards are addressed in their schools.  For a breakdown of standard pacing and course objectives for English I students in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, please visit the Academic Resources link under the Students & Parents tab on the CMCSS homepage.

 

It is the policy of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to follow the dictates of state statutes in the selection and use of all instructional materials.  Parents or legal guardians may request to review any instructional materials used in the classroom of the parent or legal guardian’s child following the guideline set forth in Instructional Policy INS-A073 found at: https://portal.cmcss.net/iso.aspx?doc=INS-A073.pdf

 

The chart below outlines the units of study for English I and possible major assignments or field trips that could be used to enhance student learning or solidify mastery of standards in each unit.  This chart is not inclusive of every assignment for English I, as additional or different assignments may be created based on the needs of students.  Specific details for major assignments will be shared with students and parents or legal guardians as the standards related to the assignments are addressed in class.

 

 

9 Weeks

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

N1

Unit 6 Savvas: World’s End – (short stories and informative text) Focus on Narrative Writing

Major Work – The Odyssey

 

 

N2

Unit 4 Savvas: Star-Crossed Romance (Major Text – Romeo and Juliet) – Focus on Argument Writing (components)

 

 

N3

Unit 3 Informative Texts

Focus on Explanatory Writing

Major Work:  Animal Farm or another novel

 

 

N4

Unit 2 Savvas:  Survival - short stories and informative text) – possible novel study – Focus on Narrative and Explanatory Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ENGLISH II Syllabus

2021-22

 

 

 

Nine Weeks

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

N1

Unit 6 Savvas – (Major Text: Oedipus the King) Focus on Narrative Writing

 

 

N2

Unit 1 Savvas – short stories and informative texts.  Focus on Explanatory Writing (review Narrative writing)

 

 

N3

Unit 3 Savvas – Extending Freedom (speeches and informative texts) – Major Text: To Kill a Mockingbird or other novel. Focus on Explanatory Writing

 

 

N4

Complete Novel Study – Paired Informative Texts to accompany novel study.  Focus on Argument Writing.

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH III Syllabus

2021-22

 

 

Nine Weeks

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

N1

Unit 1 Savvas: Writing Freedom (Major Texts: Declaration of Independence; Life of Olaudah Equiano) 

Unit 5 Savvas: Facing our Fears (Major Text: The Crucible)

Focus on Argument Writing

Ongoing ACT Prep focus

 

 

N2

Unit 2 Savvas: The Individual and Society (Major Texts: Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne – stories, poems, essays)  Focus on Personal Narrative Writing

Ongoing ACT Prep focus

 

 

N3

Unit 3 Savvas: Power, Protest, and Change (Major Texts: Douglass, Lincoln, Chopin, Hughes – stories, speeches, poems)

Possible Novel Study: The Great Gatsby or other novel

Focus on Explanatory Writing

Ongoing ACT Prep focus

 

 

N4

Unit 6 Savvas: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Tales (Major Texts: Walker, Bierce, Poe, O’Brien – short stories)

Possible Novel Study

Focus on Research Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH IV Syllabus

 

2021 -2022

 

English 4 students will be using the rigorous PLP platform in class.

 

Non-Negotiables & Agreed Upon Processes

First 10 minutes of class:

  • Line up in protocol (2 blocks from wall, facing forward, no talking).
  • Teacher will greet students at the door and set tone for the
  • Students will collect all materials as they enter the classroom (paper, pencils, folder, )
  • Students will turn folders into a basket at they enter the
  • Bellringer will be posted on the board and students will have 3-5 mins. to complete
  • Teacher will review clear target and standard prior to instruction.

 

Next 60 minutes: Instruction delivery (remember primacy and recency effect)

 

 

Last 10 minutes of Class:

  • Closure & Exit (complete on form provided)
  • Review  Clear target
  • Pass out folders while seated and collect class folders
  • Protocol (line up quietly/ one behind the other)
  • Exit classroom after Teacher release

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Expectations & Procedures As Students of Greenwood Academy we will

  • Stay awake and alert at all times.
  • Stay on task and be active participants in class.
  • Ask questions
  • Be alert
  • Remain seated and raise hand to speak and wait to be called on by teacher
  • Be respectful and use appropriate language at all
  • Be accountable, accept responsibility, and complete all
  • Use technology according to CMCSS policy