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11th Grade English Course Syllabus

Perry High School

Course Description

The Junior English course is essential in providing the foundation for advanced English studies. This comprehensive course examines the development of the writing process; the literature studies focus on American Literature, grammar, vocabulary, speaking and critical thinking skills. Students will learn traits from a balanced repertoire of reading and writing while applying skills learned to real-world situations. Students will read from selected novels, as well as short stories, essays, dramas, and poetry. This is an interactive course that requires student involvement including research, debate, and oral presentations which will require the use of multimedia resources.

PHS Curriculum and the Arizona Common Core Standards:

AZCCS Mission Statement: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

PHS is dedicated to incorporating the Arizona College and Career and Readiness Standards into the English 11 curriculum and increasing the rigor of our instruction.

Required Texts

  • McDougal Littell Literature (Yellow textbook)

  • Major Works of study listed below

Film in the Classroom

This course will examine multiple genres of literature. This course will offer some opportunity to view films that are related to the unit we are studying. In most cases we will observe film in brief increments; however, we may study a full-length film if necessary. Potential films for class include:

The History Channel: The Salem Witch Trials

Atlantis: The Lost Civilization (Persuasion)

The Crucible (1996) PG-13-Daniel Day Lewis

Biographies of the following: Edgar A. Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benjamin Franklin

The Simpsons: “The Raven”

Return to the Wild, Transcendentalism

The Great Gatsby (2013) Baz Luhrmann

A Raisin In The Sun (1961) NR (2008) PG-13

Dateline: Why Can’t We Live Together? (A Raisin in the Sun)

Remember the Titans (A Raisin in the Sun) PG

____Grading Scale 90-100 A

80-89 B 70-79 C

60-69 D Below 60 F

Concept Focus

Major Works

First Quarter:

Mirror of Man in Society (Puritanism-Classicism)

Research Paper Process: Format and Topic Selection

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Second Quarter:

Identity of the Independent Man (Classicism-Romanticism)

Research Paper Process: Research and Annotated Bibliography

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Third Quarter:

Desires and Dreams (Realism-Modernism)

Research Paper Process: Research and Narratio

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fourth Quarter:

Change and Controversy (Post-Modernism and beyond)

Research Paper Process: Editing and Presenting

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Late Work / Absences

Late work is not accepted. Any student who is absent is responsible for make-up work. The student will receive the number of days absent to complete and turn in the work. Absent work not turned in within the given number of days will result in a zero per assignment. Please be advised that work brought in on disks, flash drives, etc. are considered “late” and will not be printed out by the teacher. It is the student’s responsibility to “print” work BEFORE class.


One inch three ring binder to keep language arts materials and homework in or a designated place in an academic binder, dividers with labeling capability (I will specify certain labels), agenda, red pen, blue or black pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, and lined loose leaf paper. (NO SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS PLEASE)

Optional: colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks, and student scissors.
Technology Requirements is an integral program at Perry High School. This website allows teachers to review the written assignment submitted and determine the authenticity of the students' papers. In many cases, this submission is the only proof of a completed assignment, as the teacher scores the paper from the website. The late work policy listed above applies to any paperless submissions. In other cases, the teacher requires both a hard copy of the assignment, as well as submission to the website. If an assignment requires the combination submission to, the late work policy will apply for all students, whether present in class the day an assignment is due or not, which automatically allows a 24-hour grace period, and a 10% reduction in the final grade will be applied to all late submissions. Please note, however, that any papers not submitted by the extension period will receive a zero, regardless of a hard copy submission.

Every student is also required to have a G-mail account to participate in Google-docs sharing assignments.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Any student caught cheating in class (giving or receiving answers/work) will receive a zero on the assignment. The student will receive a referral and the parents/guardians will be notified.

Classroom Expectations


By being on time and prepared for class daily

By obtaining and completing all assignments and make-up work using your best effort

By asking for help when you need it


Of the opinions and property of your peers, teachers, and your school

Of the learning environment

Of the person(s) addressing the class by giving them your undivided attention

Bring Your Own Technology

Students and parents will sign an agreement about students using their own technology in the classroom. This agreement will be discussed within the first few weeks of school. If a student does not have a signed agreement on file with PHS, he/she will not be allowed to use his/her own technology in the classroom. Use of such technology is only allowed when the teacher directs students to do so for approved academic purposes. . Items such as MP3 players, CD/Cassette players, or portable video game systems are not allowed in the classroom and will be confiscated immediately.

Tardy and Attendance Policy

Promptness is a quality that is absolutely necessary for success in school and at work. Students are expected to be in their seats and working on the posted assignment when the bell rings. Four tardies in PHS classes will result in a written referral, followed by a referral for all tardies thereafter.

Be aware the Chandler Unified School District policy on absences states that a student will lose course credit if he / she records more than seven (7) unexcused/ excused absences.

Student Signature________________________________ Parent Signature________________________________


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