CURRICULUM MAP: 10038.map
English III (ACP/SCP/GEN) 131, 132, 133
Speech and Communication
TIME FRAME: Throughout Semester
MAP LEVEL: 4
23.1 LANGUAGE ARTS - READING AND RESPONDING
-- Students will select and organize relevant information from text to summarize.
-- Students will make and justify inferences from explicit and or implicit information.
-- Students will generate and respond to questions.
-- Students will discuss and respond to texts by making text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections.
-- Students will respond to the ideas of others and recognize the validity of differing views.
-- Students will persuade listeners about understandings and judgments of works read, written and viewed.
23.2 LANGUAGE ARTS - EXPLORE AND RESPOND TO LITER
-- Students will explain and explore their own and others’ aesthetic reactions to texts.
-- Students will develop and defend multiple responses to literature using individual connections and relevant text references.
-- Students will develop a critical stance and cite evidence to support the stance.
-- Students will create responses to texts and examine each work's contributions to an understanding of human experience across cultures.
-- Students will discuss how the experiences of an author influence the text.
-- Students will discuss how the experiences of a reader influence the interpretation of a text.
23.3 LANGUAGE ARTS - COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS
-- Students will use oral language with clarity, voice and fluency to communicate a message.
-- Students will determine purpose, point of view and audience, and choose an appropriate written, oral or visual format.
-- Students will apply the most effective processes to create and present a written, oral or visual piece.
-- Students will publish and/or present final products in a myriad of ways, including the use of the arts and technology.
23.4 LANGUAGE ARTS - ENGLISH LANG CONVENTIONS
-- Students will use sentence patterns typical of spoken and written language to produce text.
-- Students will evaluate the impact of language as related to audience and purpose.
-- Students will recognize the difference between standard and nonstandard English and use language appropriately.
What makes oral communication effective?
What are the necessary qualities of a speech that makes it successful?
What are the appropriate behaviors and responses of an audience member?
What stategies and techniques are effective in commuicating ideas during a classroom discussion?
English 3 focuses on critical interpretation and analysis, emphasizes academic/expository writing, and investigates career aptitudes and options.
Literature study emphasizes analysis of complex elements, such as symbolism, style, tone, structure, and theme. Students are encouraged to examine, discuss, research, and write about the relevance of selected literary works to past and present American society. Life long reading is encouraged through self-selected literary projects.
Writing instruction focuses on the effective use of the essay form as applicable to tests and other types of critical response to literature. The use and integration of literary criticism will be introduced. Writing experiences include teacher- and self-directed journal entries, essay test questions, persuasive arguments, critical/thematic essays, and a researched paper.
Students in Junior English will develop the ability to:
-- Demonstrate elements of effective delivery during oral communications, such as use of appropriate vocal qualities and nonverbal communication, and effective rate and pacing,
-- Adjust speech qualities to the audience, topic, and purpose,
-- Choose appropriate dramatic interpretation of literary text,
-- Participate effectively in a variety of roles during large and small group discussions (circle, Socratic seminars),
-- Deliver appropriate dramatic interpretation of literary texts,
-- Adjust speech behavior in response to perceived audience reaction,
-- Demonstrate appropriate poise and presence during oral communications,
-- Interact with others in creating, interpreting, and evaluating written, oral, and visual texts,
-- Communicate effectively in a variety of modes.
All students will:
-- Complete a public speaking experience (i.e. a topic-specific speech, debate, dramatic recitation, literary circles, Socratic seminar, and small and large group discussion),
-- All students will be given instructions on effective delivery elements, such as use of appropriate vocal qualities and nonverbal communications, and effective rate and pacing,
-- Be given guidance on appropriate poise and presence during oral communications.
-- Be given an opportunity to perform various tasks during class discussion (moderator, note taker, evaluator)
Assessment of speaking skills will include such experiences as criterion-referenced speech activities, dramatic readings, class presentations and discussions.