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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 6th year at Greenwood Academy teaching ELA in grades 9-12.
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ENGLISH I Syllabus

2019-20

 

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 statues 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.

 

 

Unit

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

1

Focus – Narrative Writing

Short Stories

Excerpts from The Odyssey

Related informational texts

 

 

2

Focus – Explanatory Writing

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

Related informational texts

 

 

3

Focus – Argumentative Writing

Major Novel – Animal Farm

Related informational texts

 

 

4

Targeted Review for End of Course Assessment: Writing Types, Review of Language and Reading Standards

Novel or other major work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH II Syllabus

2019-20

 

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 II 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 statues 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 II 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 II, 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.

 

 

Unit

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

1

Focus – Narrative Writing

Short Stories

Dystopian Fiction

Related informational texts

 

 

2

Focus – Explanatory Writing

Shakespeare – Julius Caesar

Related informational texts

 

 

3

Focus – Argumentative Writing

Greek Theatre - Antigone

Major Novel – To Kill a Mockingbird

Related informational texts

 

 

4

Targeted Review for End of Course Assessment: Writing Types, Review of Language and Reading Standards

Continuation of To Kill a Mockingbird or other major work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH III Syllabus

2019-20

 

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 III 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 statues 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 III 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 III, 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.

 

 

Unit

 

Topic

Possible Major Assignments

Possible Field Trips

1

Focus – Narrative Writing

Early American Literature through Transcendentalists

Related informational texts

 

 

2

Focus – Explanatory Writing

Romantics to Early 20th Century Literature

Related informational texts

 

 

3

Focus – Argumentative Writing

20th Century American Literature

Major Novel – The Great Gatsby

Related informational texts

ACT Preparation

 

 

4

Contemporary American Literature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Negotiables & Agreed Upon Process

 

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 day.
  • Students will collect all materials as they enter the classroom (paper, Pencils, folders, etc.)
  • Students will turn folders into a basket at they enter the room.
  • The “Bellringer” will be posted on the board and students will have 3-5 minutes to complete.
  • Teacher will review clear target and standards prior to instruction.

 

Next 25 Minutes:  Instruction delivery

  • CMCSS-Explicit Direct Instruction

 

Last 5 Minutes of Class:

  • Review the clear target and standards.
  • Close your lesson with an exit activity.
  • Process and pass out folders (classroom & behavior) while the students are seated.
  • Students line up in protocol for dismissal.