Course Overview

Syllabus-World Literature - ENG II

J. Pegram - Fall 2015

joshua.pegram@bcsemail.org

828.670.5000

 

Supply list

3-ring binder (no spiral notebooks)

Composition notebook

College-rule notebook paper

Pack of 5 dividers

Pencils & black/blue pens

1 box of tissues (optional)

 

Grades

Tests/Projects - 40%

Quizzes - 30%

Classwork - 20%

Homework - 10%

 

Final grade:

First 9 weeks=37.5%

Second 9 weeks=37.5%

Final exam=25%

A - 90-100, B - 80-89, C - 70-79,

D - 60-69, F - 59 and below

 

Discipline Policy:

1. Be prepared and ready to learn.

2. Respect the rights and Property of Others.

3. Follow the teacher's directions.

Consequences:

            1st offense: warning

            2nd offense: detention (Fridays only)

            3rd offense: detention (Fridays only), parent contact

            4th offense: referral to administration

 

Late Work: 50% within 3 weeks of due date; 0% after 3 weeks

 

Weekly work: Vocabulary (5 words per week/quiz)

                        Short writing prompts (three days per week)

                        Grammar lessons (one day per week)

                        Periodic notebook checks

                        Read Theory - preselected number of quizzes for homework.

 

Course Outline: Unit 1: Personal Journey

Unit 2: The Art of Persuasion

Unit 3: Humanity vs. Inhumanity Texts

                        Unit 4: Toward a Better World, a Research Unit
 

Syllabus-American Literature - ENG III

J. Pegram - Fall 2015

joshua.pegram@bcsemail.org

828.670.5000

 

Supply list

3-ring binder (no spiral notebooks)

Composition notebook

College-rule notebook paper

Pack of 5 dividers

Pencils & black/blue pens

1 box of tissues (optional)

 

Grades

Tests/Projects - 40%

Quizzes - 30%

Classwork - 20%

Homework - 10%

 

Final grade:

First 9 weeks=37.5%

Second 9 weeks=37.5%

Final exam=25%

A - 90-100, B - 80-89, C - 70-79,

D - 60-69, F - 59 and below

 

Course Outline*:

Weekly work: Vocabulary (5 words per week/quiz)

                        Short writing prompts (three days per week)

                        Daily grammar lessons (one day per week)

                        Periodic notebook checks

                        Read Theory - preselected number of quizzes for homework.

 

Native American myth and legend (20-22)

World on Turtle's Back - Creation (24)

Song of Sky Loom (33)

Hunting Song (33)

Coyote Stories (39-43)

Silko "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" (48-52)

Momady "The Way to Rainy Mountain" (55-61)

Least Heat Moon, from Blue Highways (100-106)

Film: Dances with Wolves

            "The People" Ken Burns series on The West

Project: Native American Myth and Legend power point

 

American Beliefs

Poor Richard's Almanac

            Lessons and projects

from Self-Reliance, Emerson (363)                            

                        from Civil Disobedience, Thoreau (369)                                

Writing: persuasion - "This I Believe" Essay           

            Film analysis - cowboy hero

Memoir: Walk in the Woods

Film: Lonely are the Brave (transcendentalist hero)

            Magnificent Seven (cowboy hero)

 

Puritans :

Poetry - "To My Dear and Loving Husband" Bradstreet (138)       

"Upon the Burning of our House" (140)                               

Nonfiction - "The Examination of Sarah Goode" (144)                               

 "History Clashes with Salem" (150) 

Short Story "The Devil and Tom Walker" Irving (349)                   

Film: The Crucible (view film in class)                    

Writing: Role Model essay- interview and write about your role model

            RESUME

           

Gothicism:     

SSR - extra credit - select a genre novel (suspense or horror)          

Short story:

            "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" Hawthorne (500)     

             "The Raven" Poe (466)         

            "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe)

            "Black Cat" (Poe)

            "Mask of the Red Death" (Poe)                                

            "A Rose for Emily" Faulkner (473)

Film: Psycho, Hitchcock       (elements of Gothicism)

 

Southern Literature

Story "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Crane (580)

 

 

The Modern Period and modern poetry:                                      

Novel: The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald and SSR

            Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway

Poetry: Harlem Renaissance (A New Cultural Identity)

Writing: poetry project- analysis of poets and self-selected poet

Film: The Great Gatsby (2013)

 

Appalachian Literature

Short stories by Ron Rash

 

Junior Research Project

 

*Outline subject to change.

 
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