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Updated by: Kamryn Shelby (8-18-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Mrs. Porter
Mrs. Joy Porter is a 1997 graduate of Hobart High School. After high school, Mrs. Porter attended Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Journalism and Broadcasting in 2001. Mrs. Porter moved back to Southwest Oklahoma, and she began working as a counselor/advisor and an instructor at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus. In 2004, Mrs. Porter received her Master's of Education degree from East Central University in Ada. After working six years at Western Oklahoma State University, Mrs. Porter is now in her 9th year of teaching at Hobart High School. Mrs. Porter is the Link Crew coordinator, along with Mrs. Quintero. Mrs. Porter and her husband, Brett, have been married for 15 years. Together they have a 11-year-old daughter, Reese, and a 8 year-old daughter, Pearse. Mrs. Porter loves spending time with her family, going to the lake, going shopping with her close friends, and going to Bearcat and OSU football games.

 

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Mrs. Porter's Schedule

 

1st hour - English ll

2nd hour - English l

3rd hour - English Il

4th hour - English Il

5th hour - English I

6th hour - English I

7th hour - Planning Period

 

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English I - Class Syllabus

 Course Description and Curriculum

Text: Holt Elements of Literature- Third Course Various short stories, novels, nonfiction articles, and poetry.

Course Description: The English I course includes the study of many forms of literature: short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and assorted works of nonfiction. Students will write various types of essays based on literature, with a focus on improving composition and grammar skills.

Course Curriculum:

·       Sentence Structure: Continue with compound and complex sentences

·       Composition:

o  Create multiple paragraph compositions with definite beginning, middle and end.

o  Continue with paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting practice to avoid plagiarism.

o  Prepare for the English II End of Instruction Test essay.

·       Grammar/Usage/Mechanics:

o  Master use of active and passive voice.

o  Continue to master skills through writing.

·       Literature:

o  Study reading skills and strategies.

o  Recognize literary terms, especially tone, through literature.

o  Create Major Works Data Sheets

·       Speaking and Listening:

o  Develop oral presentations and give recitations.

o  Use movies and clips as enrichment to literary studies.

o  Participate in group and individual discussions.

·       Vocabulary:

o  Acquire and use accurately general academic words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

·       Writing:

o  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

o  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.

o  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or event using effective technique, well-chosen detail, and well-structured sequence.

·       Research:

o  Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem.

o  Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Major Works:

Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, The Birds, Great Expectations, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Odyssey, and The Hunger Games

***The works are not limited to or all-inclusive of the above list.

AR Reading: 15 AR points are due at the end of each nine weeks.

Class Supplies:

Pencils

Highlighters

3-ring binder for English

 Loose leaf notebook paper

Lined notecards

Extra Credit:

Ream of copy paper

Kleenex

 

 

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English II - Class Syllabus

 Course Description and Curriculum

Text: Holt Elements of Literature- Fourth Course, Various short stories, novels, nonfiction articles and poetry.

Course Description: The English II course includes the study of many forms of literature: short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and assorted works of nonfiction. Students will write various types of essays based on literature, with a focus on improving composition and grammar skills. Students will ultimately be prepared for the End-of-Instruction test at the year’s end.

 

Course Curriculum:

·       Sentence Structure: Continue with compound and complex sentences.

·       Composition:

o  Create multiple paragraph compositions with definite beginning, middle and end.

o  Continue with paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting practice to avoid plagiarism.

o  Prepare for the English II End of Instruction Test essay.

·       Grammar/Usage/Mechanics:

o  Master use of active and passive voice

o  Continue to master skills through writing.

·       Literature:

o  Study reading skills and strategies.

o  Recognize literary terms, especially tone, through literature.

o  Create Major Works Data Sheets.

·       Speaking and Listening:

o  Develop oral presentations and give recitations.

o  Use movies and clips as enrichment to literary studies.

o  Participate in group and individual discussions.

o  Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience and task.

·       Vocabulary:

o  Acquire and use accurately general academic words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

·       Writing:

o  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

o  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.

o  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or event using effective technique, well-chosen detail, and well-structured event sequence.

·       Research:

o  Conduct research projects to answer questions or solve a problem.

o  Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.

 

Major Works:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Julius Caesar, Lord of the Flies, The Outsiders, and Various nonfiction works

In addition to in-class reading, students will also read AR books that they will check out from the school library. Students are required to test on these books and acquire at least 15 points per nine weeks.

 

Class supplies:

Pencils

Highlighters

3-ring binder for English

Loose leaf notebook paper

Lined notecards

 

Extra Credit:

Ream of copy paper

Kleenex

 

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