Tentative Student 11th grade ap/ ib syllabus Van Norman/2016



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Tentative Student 11th grade AP/ IB syllabus

Van Norman/2016



Language AP Exam Wednesday May 10, 2017

NOTE FOR 0 HOUR: Students with excessive absences and/or tardies during their zero hour course, may be dropped from that 0 hour course, and then asked to take it another time periods 1-6. Please make your parents are aware in case you need to change your schedule right away.

Note #2: All students will take the final exams this year to count towards their final semester grade
Note #3: Office hours may differ from other teachers:

Office hours Tues/Thurs after school until 4 pm or by appointment.


Phone (after 2:30) 480-812-7787

Email: vannorman.kendra@cusd80.com


turnitin class ID number and password: on School Wires

Remember to sign up for Remind101, and Turnitin by



July 30, 2016

Remind 101:

Text to 81010 the code below:

6th Hour: @kc893

turnitin.com

6th Hour:

Class ID: 12957074 Password: Learning6

Required Text: The McGraw-Hill Reader

Required Novels:

Over Summer Break: Into the Wild


1st Quarter: Scarlet Letter

Over Fall Break: The Great Gatsby

2nd Quarter: Grapes of Wrath

Over Winter Break: Things Fall Apart

4th Quarter: Raisin in the Sun and Street Car Named Desire

Required Materials:


  • Journal notebook for all notes and activities. Must be a spiral notebook used for this class ONLY and must have five sections

  • Three-inch binder- for this class, only

  • Lined paper

  • Pencils

  • Variety of blue and black ink pens for essays and timed writing

  • Flash drive to back up all work

  • Email address for turnitin.com and to get onto Google docs

  • Required novels in class while the literature study is in place

  • Required writing handouts

  • Yellow, green, blue, and pink high lighters pens- Donations needed

  • Kleenex- Donations needed

  • Hand Sanitizer-Donations needed

All discussions must be made up with an essay if you are absent


All essays are due at the beginning of the class period. All essays must be handed to me before you leave for a school-related field trip. Again, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS for field trips for school activities.

This syllabus is subject to change....


Note: not all quizzes, discussions, and/or timed writings are listed in this syllabus.

Week 1:

Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trial.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common Core Standards:


  1. 11th RL.1: Cite strong evidence from Into the Wild to support your opinions during discussions and your written analysis of the work.

  2. 11th RL.2: Determine 2-4 themes from Into the Wild

  3. 11th RL.3: Examine Krakauer’s literary choices as he developed this true story and its settings, how he used the action such as flashbacks, and how he introduced each new character through McCandless’s journey.

  4. 11th W. 1: Write an argument supporting claims in your analysis of the main topics in this work using evidence such as quotes, reason, and even your own experiences.

Essential Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be a rebel?

  2. How dangerous is knowledge?

Monday, July 25

Welcome to AP/IB English- Day #1




  • Review syllabus (also can be found on my website)



  • Seating Chart-

  • Set up folders with goals:

  • Write goals about the expectations for this course and a plan of action- keep in academic/ writing folder.

  • Review IB rubric from last year and then staple into folder

  • Play one of the “name games” ice breakers (same as 10th)

Tuesday July 26:

40- minute timed writing:

QUESTION #1 from 2015

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SECTION II
Total time—2 hours


Question 1

(Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts for one-third of the total essay section score.)

Many high schools, colleges, and universities have honor codes or honor systems: sets of rules or principles that are intended to cultivate integrity. These rules or principles often take the form of written positions on practices like cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing as well as on the consequences of violating the established codes.

Carefully read the following six sources, including the introductory information for each source. Then synthesize information from at least three of the sources and incorporate it into a coherent, well-developed argument for your own position on whether your school should establish, maintain, revise, or eliminate an honor code or honor system.



Your argument should be the focus of your essay. Use the sources to develop your argument and explain the reasoning for it. Avoid merely summarizing the sources. Indicate clearly which sources you are drawing from, whether through direct quotation, paraphrase, or summary. You may cite the sources as Source A, Source B, etc., or by using the descriptions in parentheses.
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