UNIT 1: ENGLISH BASICS
This is an ongoing unit that will take about 15 weeks to complete.
The unit is made up of 15 lessons in different grammatical points.
What am I doing?
When do I work on this unit?
Where are the worksheets?
At what pace should I work?
How is this unit graded?
You will complete 15 worksheets made up of different grammatical points.
You will have 30 minutes in class per week to work on this unit.
You may also work at home.
You will find the worksheet binder in the classroom by the blue cabinet.
There is no need to ask for more worksheets, please, help yourself to all the worksheets you need.
One lesson per week is the minimum you need to finish in order to complete the unit on time.
You may choose to complete more than one lesson per week.
As soon as you finish a worksheet you can file it under your name in the blue file cabinet.
I will check every Friday and give you a score.
You can check your scores in the log that is filed under your name.

UNIT 2:
ELEMENTS OF A STORY

Week 34

Studying Skills
Taking notes
Summarizing

Week 35

Elements of a story:
Introducing characters: Dialogue, appearance, thoughts, behaviour and other people's comments and opinion.
A look at Mr. Bounderby and Raven. (See handout under Unit 2 class materials)
The power of words to influence the image created in the reader's mind.
Students will create two characters to describe to the class.
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete two lessons by the end of this week.)

Week 36

Flat and round characters.
Plot. Thinking about the series of events that creates a story using short films.
We will be working with fairy tales to recognize the elements of a plot. Why fairy tales? I am hoping most of the students will be familiar with the fairy tales selected. This will allow us to focus on the new concepts and how to recognize them in a story. (Handouts are available under Unit 2 class materials)
HOMEWORK: Read the fairy tale assigned to you and divide the text to show the 5 elements of the plot. You can show the division by simply drawing a line with a marker.

Week 37

MODAY: Student should finish reading the fairy tale assigned to them.
Continue with fairy tales to understand and apply their knowledge of elements of a plot.
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete four lessons by the end of this week.)

Week

38

Recieve the fairy tale for the unit assessment (Also found in the Unit Assessment page of this wiki.)
Continue with fairy tales to understand the following:
- different kinds of conflict.
- the climax of a story and its elements.
Week 39
Assessment (Click on Unit Assessment for more information)
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete six lessons by the end of this week.)


UNIT 3: THE OUTSIDERS BY S.E. HINTON. Stereotypes and Conflict
Students will create a portfolio that will be submitted at the end of the unit. The portfolio will include all the work done, both in class and at home.
Week
In class
Reading schedule and other deadlines
40
Students will check out the book from the library. Unit introduction: Stereotypes and conflicts
Skill Page 1: About Characters

Summaryzing Chapter 1 (provided)
By Friday students should have finished reading chapters 1-2
41
Class discussion
Summary 2 (Provided)
Writer's Forum 1: Stereotyping (See Unit 3 Class Material)
Summary 3
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete eight lessons by the end of this week.)
2A: by Wednesday
2B: by Friday
Students should have finished reading chapters 3-4
42
Class discussion
Summary 4
Vocabulary building activity
Skill Page 2: Comparing and Contrasting

Skill Page 3 Elements of a Narrative Outline

Skill Page 4: Cause and Effect

By Friday students should have finished reading Chapters 5-6
43
TEST: Chapters 1-4
-Reading comprehension
- Vocabulary
- Short essay response
Summary 5 and 6
Skill Page 5: Figurative Language-Metaphores

Vocabulary building activity

Summary 7
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete 10 lessons by the end of this week.)
TURN IN PORTFOLIO FOR REVIEW. Comments are written behind
the portfolio's cover page.
Writer's Forum 2: Family (See Unit 3 Class Material)
By Friday students should have finished reading Chapters 7-8
44
SPORTS BREAK

45
Class discussions. Summary 8
Writer's Forum 3: Writing About Yourself (See Unit 3 Class Material)
Skill Page 6: Sequencing

By Friday students should have finished reading Chapters 9-10
46
Class time to finish all work necessary for the portfolio.

(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete 12 lessons by the end of this week.)
By Friday students should have finished reading Chapters 11-12
47
TEST: Chapters 5-8
Class discussion on Chapter 9-12.
Skill Page 8: Idioms

Skill Page 9: Character Development

Skill Page 10: Plot Development

Submit Portfolio
Writer's Forum 4: Issues (See Unit 3 Class Material)
48
TEST: Chapters 9-12 Commentaries
Students will present and comment on the chapter assigned to them.

49
Portfolio reflection.
We will watch the movie, The Outsiders.
(Unit 1:English Basics: In order to not fall behind, you should complete 14 lessons by the end of this week.)
PORTFOLIO DUE FOR FINAL EVALUATION
MYP2A: Friday
MYP2B: Wednesday
50
Comparisson: Book vs. Movie
(Unit 1:English Basics: The final lesson in English Basics, Lesson 15 is due the Monday of this week.)

UNIT 4: ANNE FRANK: DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
Students will read Anne Frank: DIary of a Young Girl and will also watch the film. There will be several writing assignment completed in class that will require students to write journal entries where they reflect on topics presented by the book. Once students have read the book they will work on a persuasive writing assignment related to the Anne Frank book.

WEEK

2
Introduction to the Anne Frank Diary: Historical background.
3
Watch Anne Frank movie. (Class book set is not complete and, therefore, we had to alter the order in which the unit will happen. Instead of watching the movie at the end we will watch it first.)
4
Finish Anne Frank Movie
5
Start in-class reading.
“Silent Classroom Activity”
Journal entry about the “silent classroom” experience.
6
Students can now take a book home and read at their own pace
In-class reading
First look at persuasive writing topics
(Support lesson for story telling)
7
In-class reading
Looking at Anne Frank’s feelings in the Secret Annex.
Journal entry about how each one handles strong emotions.
8
SPORTS BREAK
9
In-class reading
Students who finish before will immediately start working on the persuasive writing assignment.
10
Book reading should be complete by this week.

UNIT 5: CAUGHT' YA! GRAMMAR WITH A GIGGLE
Continous unit covering all second term.
The caught' ya is an integrated approach to language skills that is fun and effective. This unit is a way to incorporate and see the skills the students learned with English basics in practice. How does it work? Students are presented daily with a sentence or two that is filled with errors that I am hoping to correct in student's work. Students must write the sentence on their journal as correctly as they can. After students are ready the teacher walks around giving immediate feedback to individual students. The sentence is later corrected by the teacher in front of the whole class providing an opportunity for the class to discuss the different grammatical issues or other conventions. The sentences include one or two vocabulary words that are also discussed. The student's work is checked to make sure that they caught the mistakes the second time. The journals are kept in that classroom.