Period 2 ENGLISH 2 CPInstructor: Petrofes, M.Sophomore English 122 Syllabus
Ms. Mary Petrofes firstname.lastname@example.org @Mpetrof
401.596.2109 Ext. 225
Welcome!!!! Are you ready for intensity? Hard work? Thinking? This year we will explore the driving question:What inspires us as humans to understand in new ways & shift our perspectives? How can these movements create shifts beyond ourselves?
This year we will look at how authors, characters, artists, innovators, politicians, and everyday people move to create shifts beyond themselves. Last year you developed your writing skills and widened your knowledge base of literary elements. This year is an extension of those skills and more. We will be doing this through a Writer’s-Reader’s Workshop model--something you’ll grow to love!
My expectations are EXTREMELY HIGH for each and every one of you—I do not accept a paradox of high capability and low performance. You are all able and therefore expected to work to your highest potential. It can’t just be me and Westerly High School that has these expectations—you have expect the best out of yourself
English 122-4 Syllabus February 14th -March 3rd In-Class Work Homework Tuesday 2/14 Day 5 IRW Independent Reading Read for 30 min Wednesday 2/15 Day 3 No Class☹ Read for 30 min Thursday 2/16 Day 1 GRW Summative 3.1 ---Art Imitate Life Response How can comparing/contrasting both literary and informational text help to broaden readers’ understanding/perspective of how art imitates life? Read for 30 min Friday 2/17 Day 6 WW Writer’s Workshop --Art Imitates Life Response Read for 30 min Monday 2/20 No School Read for 30 min Tuesday 2/21 No School Read for 30 min Wednesday 2/22 Day 4 No Class Read for 30 min Thursday 2/23 Day 2 WW Writer’s Workshop--Art Imitates Life Response Rough draft Read for 30 min Friday 2/24 Day 7 WW Writer’s Workshop--Art Imitates Life Response Crafting your thesis sentence Organizing your ideas Read for 30 min Monday 2/27 Day 5
Understanding & Embracing Your Own Writing Process Exploring How & Why We Read Area of strength that’s emerged One area of opportunity for improvement Area of strength that’s emerged One area of opportunity for improvement Engaging in & Understanding Your Own Learning Process Working Outside of Your Comfort Zone & Staying in the Risk Zone Area of strength that’s emerged One area of opportunity for improvement Area of strength that’s emerged One area of opportunity for improvement Discuss with detail the strength that emerged for you this semester? (4 min) State what the strength is Prove it with PRECISE & SPECIFIC assignment/experience Analyze it with a below/beyond the surface interpretation of its significance Explore the opportunity for improvement. (4 min) State what the strength is Prove it with PRECISE & SPECIFIC assignment/experience Analyze it with a below/beyond the surface interpretation of its significance What is one way you can revise and refine your work in order to harness this opportunity for improvement to truly grow? State what the strength is Prove it with PRECISE & SPECIFIC ways that you might go about it Analyze it with a below/beyond the surface interpretation of its…
The Matrix “I know you're out there...I know that you're afraid[…]You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin[...] I'm going to show them a world [...] A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” A book with a one-word title A book written over 100 years ago A season of a podcast series A literary book that isn’t a traditional novel (a play, a graphic novel, etc) A book recommended to you by the librarian or your teacher A book recommended by a classmate A book off the ALA’s Banned and Challenged Classics List A book that won an award (Pulitzer, Nobel, Booker, Printz Award (YA) etc) A book with a protagonist of a gender identity different than your own A book you’ve been meaning to read or a book you’ve meaning to reread! A non-YA dystopian novel A book written by a non-western author A collection of short stories (There must be more than six short stories in the collection) A book that intimidates you based on topic, lexile, length, etc. A work written in poetic verse (YA or Classic like Beowulf or The Odyssey or The Inferno or Shakespeare!) A book with a number in the title An American Classic A book told from multiple narrators A book published in the decade you were born (or even cooler, the year!) A book based on an historical event (YA or adult) A book published this year A book that makes you laugh A memoir or autobiography A book over 400 pages long A New York Times Best Seller Note: You cannot double…
SUPPLIES FOR CLASS In order to assist you with your learning & organizational strategies, this course requires you to have: a composition or spiral notebook (designated for English only) between 70 & 100 pages of college ruled paper--at least 71/2 x 93/4 folder for supplementary handouts your school-issued agenda book or electronic device to record assignments and due dates enough pens/pencils to be prepared for daily classes access to a device on which you will be able to do & submit work to Google Classroom--this can be after school or at the…