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  • oral presentation skills and strategies
*rhetorical modes and various types of writing
  • expository and persuasive essay writing and analysis dealing with college, the work force, and contemporary values and issues
  • Informational texts, use of graphics, charts, and diagrams, non-fiction, and media designs
  • figurative language devices
  • character analyses and elements of a novel/short story
  • Short Stories: variety + "Harrison Bergeron"
  • Play: "Dracula" from Foundations of English 12
  • Novel and Film Study: Fahrenheit 451
  • Media: Film and/or Docudrama: One of Hunky, SuperSize Me, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, or Fahrenheit 9/11


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group activities

independent research and seatwork

dramatization

various high yield strategies used daily

film study to supplement reading for visual learners

carousel workshops

notetaking

journal topics and writing

class discussions


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  1. Quotable Quotations -- analysis and writing assignment
  2. Persuasive Essay based on personal choice
  3. Presentation: Essay analysis
  4. Rhetorical Modes/Essay Unit Test
  5. Informational Texts Unit Test
  6. Procedure Manual/Brochure using Microsoft Publisher
  7. Argumentative Essay
  8. Character Analysis Collage
  9. Variety of short quizzes
  10. Set Design/Illustration based on Dracula
  11. Culminating Research Project (subject varies) OR Biography Reading and Analysis Assignment