In keeping with the Common Core State Standard Initiative guidelines for English language arts, English I establishes a foundation upon which students will build skills and understandings deemed necessary to become college and career ready.
Areas addressed by the CCS Initiative within this class include reading literature and informational texts, writing, speaking and listening, and language use.

ENGLISH I

1- Introduction
1- Introduction
2- Course Description
3- Pretest
Assignment: Pretest
4- Understanding Plagiarism
5- Units and Assessments
6- MLA Formatting
7- MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
8- MLA Documentation updates
9- MLA Citation
10- MLA Incorporating Sources
11- Writing about Literature

2- Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes
1- Vocabulary #1
Quiz: Vocabulary #1 Quiz
2- Vocabulary #2
Worksheet: Vocabulary #2 Worksheet
3- Vocabulary #3
4- Vocabulary Review

3- Parts of Speech: Nouns & Verbs
1- Traditional Grammar
2- Verb
Worksheet: Verbs Practice
3- Noun
Worksheet: Nouns Practice
Essay: Nouns & Verbs Practice
4- Possessive Nouns
5- Using Possessive Nouns
Worksheet: Possessive Noun Practice
6- Types of Nouns
7- Concrete Nouns
8- Countable Nouns
9- Collective Nouns
Essay: Types of Nouns Practice
10- Shows Action
11- Past/Present/Future
12- Present Tense
13- Auxiliary
Quiz: Noun Quiz
Worksheet: Verb Tenses

4- Vocabulary: Homonyms
1- Homonyms
2- Homonym Examples
3- More Examples
Assignment: Homonyms Writing Practice
Worksheet: Homonyms Worksheet

5- Parts of Speech: Pronoun
1- Personal Pronouns
2- Possessive Personal
Essay: Personal & Possessive Pronoun Practice
3- Demonstrative Pronouns
4- Interrogative Pronouns
5- Relative Pronouns
6- Indefinite Pronouns
7- Reflexive Pronouns
Quiz: Pronoun Quiz

6- Parts of Speech: Adjectives & Adverbs
1- Adjective
Assignment: Adjectives Practice
2- Possessive Adjectives
3- Demonstrative Adjectives
Assignment: Demonstrative Adjectives
4- Interrogative Adjectives
5- Adverb
6- Conjunctive Adverbs
7- Words that Modify
Worksheet: Adverbs Worksheet
8- Infinitive Phrases
9- Intensifiers
10- Kinds of Adverbs
11- Adverb Positions
12- Misplaced Modifiers
13- Special Cases
14- Relative Adverbs
Quiz: Adjectives Quiz

7- Parts of Speech: Preposition & Conjunctions
1- Prepositions
Worksheet: Prepositions
2- Shows Relationships
3- Common Prepositions
4- Order of Adverbs
5- Co-ordinating Conjunctions
Worksheet: Conjunctions
6- Subordinating Conjunctions
7- Correlative Conjunctions
8- Interjection
9- Examples
10- More Examples
Quiz: Prepositions Quiz

8- Parts of Speech: Review
1- Review
Quiz: Parts of Speech Quiz

9- Short Stories
1- Introduction
Handout: Short Story Terms
Handout: Conflict
Handout: Plot
2- The Most Dangerous Game
Handout: “Most Dangerous Game” setting
Handout: “Most Dangerous Game” study questions
Assignment: “Most Dangerous Game” setting
Assignment: “Most Dangerous Game” study questions
Assignment: “The Most Dangerous Game” Storyboard Project
3- The Interlopers
Handout: “The Interlopers” study questions
Assignment: “The Interlopers” study questions
4- Cask of Amontillado
Handout: “Cask of Amontillado” study questions
Assignment: “Cask of Amontillado” study questions
5- Final Project
Essay: Short Story Essay
Handout: Final Essay Tips

10- Vocabulary: Word Origins
1- Internet Activity
Assignment: Word Origins

11- Sentences: Construction
1- Construct Sentences
2- Complete Sentence
3- Simple Subject & Simple Predicate
Worksheet: Subject Predicate
4- Simple Subject
5- Predicate
Quiz: Construct a Sentence Quiz

12- Sentences: Objects & Complements
1- Objects
2- Subject Complements
3- Object Complements
4- Review
Quiz: Objects & Complements

13- Sentences: Parallel Structures
1- Parallel Structure
Worksheet: Parallelism
2- Two-part Conjunctions
3- Sentence Level
Quiz: Parallel Structure Quiz

14- Sentences: Capitalization
1- Capitalization
2- Rules to Remember
3- Capitalization Rules
Quiz: Capitalization Quiz

15- Sentences: Punctuation Marks
1- Overview
2- Periods
3- Question Marks
4- Exclamation Points
5- Commas
Worksheet: Commas
6- Semicolons
Worksheet: Semicolons
7- Colons
Worksheet: Colons
8- Quotation Marks
Worksheet: Quotations
9- Underlining
Assignment: Underline/Italicized Practice
10- Dashes
11- Hyphens
12- Apostrophes
Worksheet: Apostrophe
13- Ellipsis
14- Brackets
Quiz: Punctuation Quiz

16- Sentences: Clauses
1- Definition
2- Coordinate clauses:
3- Coordinating conjunctions
4- Subordinate clauses
5- Define and Classify
Handout: Clauses Practice
Assignment: Clauses Practice
6- Relative Clauses
7- Independent Clauses
8- Dependent Clauses
Quiz: Clause Quiz

17- Sentences: Using Modifiers
1- Misplaced Modifiers
2- Dangling Modifier
3- Squinting Modifier
Worksheet: Modifiers
Quiz: Modifier Quiz

18- Writing: Descriptive Essay
1- Descriptive Essay
2- Brief Guide
Essay: Descriptive: Creating a Monster
Assignment: Descriptive Writing

19- Writing: Parallelism
1- Parallel Structure
2- Faulty Parallelism
3- Sentence “lost” parallel structure

20- Reading and Writing: Persuasion
1- Introduction
2- “I Have a Dream”
3- “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Handout: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Assignment: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Assignment: Persuasive Speech

21- To Kill A Mockingbird
1- Introduction
2- Historical Event Links
Assignment: Civil Rights Movement
3- Chapter Summaries
4- Persuasive Argument
Assignment: To Kill A Mockingbird
5- Assignment Choice
Handout: To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Rubrics
Essay: To Kill a Mockingbird
6- Midtest
Assignment: Midtest

22- Vocabulary: Context Clues
1- Internet Activity
Assignment: Context Clues

23- Poetry
1- Unit Objectives
2- Five Elements of Poetry
3- What is a Poem Made of?
4- Parts of Poetry
5- New in an Old Way?
6- How to be a Poet
7- Poetry Links
8- Poetry Journal
Assignment: Poetry Journal
9- Sample Journal
10- Essay Writing
Essay: Compare/Contrast Poetry

24- Lord of the Flies
1- Online Book and Assignments
Handout: Study Questions
Handout: Static and Dynamic Chartacters
Handout: Literary Analysis
Assignment: Lord of the Flies
Assignment: Static and Dynamic Characters
Assignment: Literary Analysis
2- Characters
3- Symbolism
4- Vocabulary
5- Summary: Chapters 5-8
6- Summary: Chapters 9-12

25- Vocabulary: Concrete Words
1- Internet Activity
Assignment: Concrete Words

26- Writing: HyperText Assignment
1- Hypertext Assignment
2- What is a Hypertext
Assignment: Hypertext

27- Romeo & Juliet
1- Romeo & Juliet
2- Synopsis & Source
Handout: Romeo & Juliet Introductory Presentation
3- Lesson Outline
Handout: Study Questions
4- The Prologue
5- Literary Terms
6- Online Text
Handout: Act I Interpretation
Handout: Act III Interpretation
Handout: Act III: Character Study
Assignment: Act I Interpretation
Assignment: Act III Interpretation
Assignment: Act III Character study
Essay: Romeo & Juliet Character/Vocabulary Assignment
7- Interpretation
8- Plot Summary
9- My Favorite Lines
10- Pyramus and Thisbe Comparison
Essay: Comparison Essay
11- Post-test
Assignment: Post-test

28- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey