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ENGLISH COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR

Tentative Lesson Agenda

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Tentative Schedule of Lessons

1st 9 weeks

WEEK 1 
Introductions
Review Syllabus
Standard Formal English
Tech Stuff
MLA Paper Requirements 
Chapter 1 and 2
Stages of Writing Process
Prewriting Techniques
MLA Paper – diagnostic paragraph 
Chapter 12 – Subject/Verb
 
WEEK 2 
Chapter 12 – Subject/Verb 
MLA Quiz
Chapter 3 –Topic Sentence
Chapter 12 - Prepositions
Grammar Practice 
Chapter 4 – Specific Detail
Chapter 5 –Transitions
 
WEEK 3 
Chapter 7 – Descriptive Writing - Sensory Detail, Spatial Order 
Grammar Practice
Chapter 7 – Descriptive Writing – Dominant Impression
Reading: Against the Wall
Pg. 97 Assignment #3 First Draft 
Journal #1 Due
Chapter 12 Test
 
WEEK 4 
Ch. 20 – Adjectives
Peer Edit Paragraphs
Paragraph Revisions
Grammar Practice 4
Ch. 20 – Adverbs
Good/Well, Bad/Badly, Worse/Worst, Articles (A/An)
Chapter 20 Test
 
WEEK 5 
Chapter 7 – Examples
Pg. 112 Assignment #4
Chapter 15 – Sentence Variety (Concise, Openings, Prep Phrases, Verbal Phrases)
Peer Review Paragraphs
Chapter 15 – Sentence Variety (Coordination – FANBOYS) Conjunctions
Writing Assignment #2 Due (Example)
 
WEEK 6 
Chapter 7 – Narration
Chapter 15 – Sentence Variety (Subordination)
Sentence Variety Handouts
(Compound Sentences)
Grammar Practice – Sentence Variety
Ch. 10 – Classification pg. 124
Sentence Variety Handouts
(Complex Sentences)
pg. 131 Assignment 2 or 3 or 4 (paragraph)
Journal #3 Due
Classification Essay First Draft
Sentence Variety Handouts (Compound and Complex Sentences)
Chapter 15 Test
Narration Paragraph Due
 
WEEK 7 
Ch. 10 – Parts of an Essay, Thesis Statements
Ch. 17 Sentence Fragments
Classification Essay First Draft
Journal #4 Due
Ch. 10 – Introductions
Ch. 17 Sentence Fragments
Classification Essay First Draft 
Chapter 17 Test
 
WEEK 8 
Ch. 10 – Body Paragraphs 
Classification Essay First Draft 
Ch 10 – Conclusions
Ch 16 – Run-on Sentences
Finish Rough Draft of Classification Essay 
Ch. 16 – Run-on Sentences
 
WEEK 9 
Rough Draft WA#3 Classification Due
Peer Reviews of Classification Essay
NO CLASSES 11th
NO CLASSES 12th
Final Revisions Classification Essay 
Ch. 16 Test
Journal #5 Due

2nd 9 weeks

WEEK 10
WA #3 Classification Essay Due
Ch. 13 – Subject/Verb Agreement
Ch 9 Compare/Contrast
Grammar Practice
Ch. 13 – Subject/Verb Agreement
Journal #6 Due
Chapter 13 Test
Ch 9 Compare/Contrast
 
WEEK 11 
Ch 9 Compare/Contrast
Ch. 24 – Commas
Rough Draft WA#4 Compare/Contrast Due
Peer Edit
Final Draft Compare/Contrast Essay 
 
WEEK 12 
Ch. 21 - Capitals 
Final Draft Compare/Contrast Essay 
Journal #7 Due
Ch. 25 – Punctuation
Ch. 21, 24, 25 Test
 
WEEK 13
Chapter 18 – Subject Pronouns, Object Pronouns
Who/Whom
WA#4 Compare/Contrast Due
Grammar Practice  
Chapter 18 – Intensive & Reflexive Pronouns 
Chapter 18 Test
 
WEEK 14 
SPRING BREAK
 
WEEK 15 
Ch. 9 Argument 
First Draft Argument Essay 
Ch. 26 – Apostrophes
Journal #8 Due
First Draft Argument Essay 
Ch. 27 – Quotation Marks
 
WEEK 16 
Reading Selection
Argument Essay 
Journal #9 Due
WA #5 Argument Rough Draft Due
Peer Review 
Creative Writing
 
WEEK 17 
WA #5 Argument Due
Ch. 22 Confusables
Creative Writing 
Ch. 22 Confusables Test
Final Exam Review
 
WEEK 18 
Final Exam Review
FINAL EXAM

Last updated February 25, 2009

Karen Silvestri ** English Department ** Fayetteville Technical Community College ** Fayetteville, NC ** kazsilvestri@yahoo.com