English 3 Quarter 2 Lesson Plans

Teacher:           Ms. Ellis                                               Robert Morgan Educational Center
Grade Level & Subject: 11th Grade/ English 3
Lesson and/or Unit: The Tempest, HMH Collections 2: Building a Democracy, HMH 4: A New Birth of Freedom, Informational Writing
Amount of Time: 10 Weeks

LAFS.1112.RI.1.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
LAFS.1112.RI.1.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.1112.RI.2.5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
LAFS.1112.RI.3.8 Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).
LAFS.1112.RI.3.9 Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
LAFS.1112.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
LAFS.1112.L.1.2.a Observe hyphenation conventions.
LAFS.1112.L.1.2.b Spell correctly.
LAFS.1112.L.2.3.a Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte’s Artful Sentences) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
LAFS.1112.L.3.4.c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its etymology, or its standard usage.
LAFS.1112.RL.1.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
LAFS.1112.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
LAFS.1112.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
LAFS.1112.W.1.2.b Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
LAFS.1112.RL.3.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)
LAFS.1112.RL.2.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
LAFS.1112.RL.1.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
LAFS.1112.L.3.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
LAFS.1112.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
LAFS.1112.W.2.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 11-12 on page 54.)
Student Learning Objective: The student will be able to cite effective textual evidence to support informational and argumentative writing.

Objectives by Text: The student will be able to…

  • Fall Writing Interim Rewrite- incorporate writing strategies to effectively convey the controlling idea.
  • The Tempest– cite effective textual evidence to support an argument
    • The Tempest (film)- analyze an interpretation of a drama
    • The Tempest (images)- analyze an interpretation of a drama
  • “Second Inaugural Address”- evaluate a seminal US speech and analyze premises and purposes of author’s arguments.
Assessment For Learning (Summative or Formative):

  • Research paper/ Documented Essay: Informative Essay (Rewrite)/ Argument Essay (Summative)
  • Portfolio Reflection Assessment
  • Peer Assessment
  • Oral Assessment/ Discussion Participation: Tempest Performance
  • Project-based Presentation/ Assessment
  • Timed Writing Assessment
  • Standardized Test Practice Assessment
  • Analytical Reading Log/ Dialectical Journal
  • Other:

By Week:

  1. Socratic Circle- Immigration in America
  2. Published Rewrite- Fall Writing Interim
  3. Spelling Quiz Average
  4. Unit 1 Vocabulary Exam
  5. The Tempest Performances
  6. The Tempest Packet
  7. No Red Ink Quarter Exam
  8. Collaborative Blog Assignments
  9. Khan Academy SAT Practice Quarter 2
  10. ThinkCERCA Quarter 2 Average


Characteristics of the Exemplary Work Product/Lesson Outcome: see FSA Writing Rubric
Key/Essential Questions:

  • How can incorporating transitional strategies affect your writing? Which techniques will you utilize in your revision? Why?
  • Determine how to vary quote integration strategies. What is the point of varying your writing strategies?
  • Citing textual evidence differs when analyzing media. Indicate the major differences and decipher how one should go about making connections between media and text versions of the same work.
  • How does evaluating a seminal document differ from analyzing pieces of literature?
  • What clues should one look out for when considering the purpose and premise of an author’s argument?


Key/Academic Vocabulary:

HMH Collections and Sadlier- Oxford Vocabulary Workshop

The Tempest Vocabulary (see below)

Act 1: blasphemous, insolent, perdition, perfidious, sans, abhorred, endowed, allaying, ebb, usurp

Act 2: dolor, subtle, enmity, omit, prate, scurvy

Act 3: odious, diligent, precepts, vigilance, surfeited, invulnerable, supplant

Act 4: Austerely, vexations, sanctimonious, disdain, ardor, wanton, confederates, vexed, tabor

Act 5: penitent, promontory, abjure, irreparable, oracle, auspicious, expeditious


Materials/Items Needed:

  • HMH Collection 2 & 4 (digital or copies made by teacher)
  • Khan Academy SAT Prep
  • Grammar Bytes Handouts
    • Comma Splices/ Fused Sentences
    • Fragments
    • Irregular Verbs
  • No Red Ink
  • ThinkCERCA

  • Grammar Practice
  • Reading Practice
  • Journal/ Writing Practice
  • Group Discussion
  • Vocabulary Practice
  • Other:

By Week:

  1. Irregular Verbs #3
  2. Irregular Verbs #4
  3. Irregular Verbs #5
  4. No Red Ink Baseline (Diagnostic)
  5. NRI Active/ Passive Voice
  6. NRI MLA Citation
  7. NRI Phrases and Dependent Clauses
  8. NRI Embedding Quotations
  9. NRI Parallel Structure
  10. NRI Restrictive/ Nonrestrictive Clauses

Week 1: Review final Unit 1 vocab worksheets. Unit 1 Quiz #4.  Writing Data Chats. Revise Socratic Circle paragraphs/ Submit final draft. William Shakespeare Conspiracy Theories Video/ Notetaking/ Exit Slip. 

Week 2: Unit 1 Vocabulary Exam. Imaginary Cities Writing Assignment.  Continue Writing Data Chats. Patterns found in Writing Scores for Fall InterimBegin The Tempest.

Week 3: Continue The Tempest (See packet). Finish Data Chats. IrregularVerbs #4. Check Introductions. Review Body Paragraphs.

Week 4: THANKSGIVING BREAK! ONLY SCHOOL TWO DAYS THIS WEEK. Check Irregular Verbs #4. Irregular Verbs #5 Quiz. Body Paragraphs cont. Review Conclusions.

Weeks 5: Body Paragraphs DUE. Review Conclusions. Review The Tempest analysis questions. Conclusions DUE! Type final essay/ Upload to digital portfolio.

Week 6: NRI Active/ Passive Voice Quiz, The Tempest Act 2 & 3/Prereading Vocabulary/ Analysis. THE HOUR OF CODE.

Week 7: NRI MLA Citation Quiz, The Tempest Act 4 & 5/Prereading Vocabulary/ Analysis. The Tempest Argument Essay.

Week 8: NRI Phrases and Dependent Clauses Quiz, The Tempest packet DUE. Compare Media: The Tempest (film/ Pictures). Practice for The Tempest production. 

Week 9: NRI Embedding Quotations Quiz, Practice for The Tempest production. Seminal document mini workshop: Background of Civil War, “Second Inaugural Address”- Lincoln p.279

Week 10: NRI Parallel Structure Quiz, The Tempest Performances. Gradebook closed.

Exit Slips:

  • Review EQ and Objectives
Differentiation Notes: Technology Integration
Honors/ Students Who Passed the FSA:

  1. New SAT Overview: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/new-sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-about-sat/v/walk-through-sat-practice-platform
  2. www.hmhfyi.com Extended Activities
  • No Red Ink
  • Khan Academy New SAT Prep
  • ThinkCERCA
  • Padlet
  • Kahoot!
  • Word Processing
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet Resources
  • Graphics/Charts
  • Internet Research
  • Web Cam
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Class Dojo
  • Remind
  • Teacher Website
  • Movie/ Film
  • Other:
ESE (IEP/ 504)

  •  Extended time

  •  Extended time
Other: as stated in IEP or 504
Teacher Strategies – Best Practices

  • Student choice
  • Teacher modeling
  • Cooperative learning
  • Hands-on learning/ manipulatives utilized
  • Small group
  • Higher-ordering thinking skills
  • Real-world connections
  • Criteria charts created (student-driven; supports learning by defining and clarifying a task )
  • Rubrics created (student-centered)
  • Mentor texts
  • Anchor charts (a reference tool that “anchors” new and ongoing learning to key concepts previously introduced)
  • Research/research materials
  • Evidence of assessment for learning (teacher modifies instruction based on students’ understanding)
  • Socratic Circle/ Seminar
  • Other:

 Reading Skills

  • Annotation
  • Paraphrase
  • Summarize
  • Chronology/ Timeline
  • Literary Element Analysis
  • Questioning
  • Prediction
  • Independent Reading
  • Writing before and after reading
  • Implementing pre, post, or during reading activities
  • Teaching metacognitive strategies/reading strategies
  • Classroom/Literacy library

Vocabulary Skill

  • Greek/ Latin Roots
  • Analogies
  • Context Clues
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • Prefixes/ Roots/ Suffixes

Writing Skill

  • Literary Analysis
  • Pre-Writing
  • Revision/ Peer Editing
  • Reflection/ Self Analysis
  • Informational/ Explanatory
  • Persuasive/ Argumentative
  • Narrative
  • Writing workshop time
  • Teaching grammar and mechanics in context
  • Conferencing
  • Other

 HW: See REMIND posts.

Week 1: ThinkCERCA #1, Khan Academy SAT Practice

Week 2: ThinkCERCA #2, Khan Academy SAT Practice

Week 3: ThinkCERCA #3, Khan Academy SAT Practice

Week 4: ThinkCERCA #4, Khan Academy SAT Practice

Week 5: ThinkCERCA #5, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI Active/ Passive Voice

Week 6: ThinkCERCA #6, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI MLA Citation

Week 7: ThinkCERCA #7, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI Phrases and Dependent Clauses

Week 8: ThinkCERCA #8, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI Embedding Quotations

Week 9: ThinkCERCA #9, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI Parallel Structure

Week 10: ThinkCERCA #10, Khan Academy SAT Practice, NRI Restrictive/ Nonrestrictive Clauses

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