English 11 - 'If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follo
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2015-
In November and December, our classes will be working on Module 2, Units 1 and 2, and will begin preparing for the English 11 Common Core Exam that will be given in January.
In this module, students will be reading a chapter from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois; "Atlanta Compromise Speech" by Booker T. Washington, "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton", and "From The House of Yemanja" by Audre Lorde. Student analysis focuses on how each author uses rhetoric to strengthen and develop his argument about the role of African Americans in post-Emancipation America. Read side by side, these texts offer students the opportunities to analyze the diverse ways in which rhetorical strategies contribute to persuasive writing, and to strengthen their own informative/explanatory writing skills.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2015-
We will begin our Shakespeare unit by reading "Hamlet." For
beginners, reading Shakespeare may seem rather daunting. However, once you read and
understand his works, you will see why he is hailed a literary genius. Shakespeare is witty,
clever, dramatic, inspirational, and much more. His works teach us about life, love, and human
nature. Although his works are over 400 years old, his plays are still applicable today. In
essence, humankind has not changed much. We still feel love, hatred, sorrow, anger, jealousy,
joy, and desire (just like his characters)!
Shakespeare never meant for his plays to be read in a book; he intended for them to be
performed! All drama comes alive when it is presented by actors and is best experienced as a
performance. Therefore, we will be acting out this play in our classroom daily!
Welcome to your junior year at RCS! An exciting year lies ahead; to ensure a successful year, you must begin the year with goals in mind, and determine methods by which you will be able to meet those goals. My goal this year is to be a positive influence in your life and instill in each of you the passion to learn.
My door is always open to help you in any way that I can. A few good ways to get a hold of me are:
In person, my schedule is listed below. I am also available before and after school.
By phone, 358-6161 x4302
Mrs. Charles' Schedule
Period 1- English 11
Period 3- English 10 Honors
Period 4- English 11
Period 5/6- Study Hall
Period 7- Lunch
Period 8/9- English 11
Period 11- English 11
Period 12- A Day- AIS 7th grade
B Day- AIS 8th grade
What Are We Reading In English 11?
We will be starting the year with the NYS Common Core Module 1-
Reading- "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning
"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
"A Room Of One's Own" by Virginia Wolfe
Literary Terms to Review
point of view