Pre AP English I

Lesson Plan

(Plans are contingent upon student understanding & knowledge, therefore the possibility of getting ahead or behind should be anticipated.)


We will have periodic reading quizzes for comprehension and literary elements, as well as responsive journal writing as we read.


First Nine Weeks (August 21-October 20)

Classroom Procedures & Student Handbook

All Forms Due: August 25

Summer Reading Quiz/Summer Projects

October Sky Film

Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty (handouts, videos, court cases)

How to avoid plagiarism in the classroom!

Perspective writing

Introduction to Student Laptops & Acceptable Use Policy

Basic Short Story Elements (Plot, setting, theme, characters, point of view)

Basic Grammar Review (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc)

Read “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell

            -tie in to Alive & The Donner Party

Watch “The Most Dangerous Game”

            -comparison essay between film and movie

Begin Edgar Allan Poe Unit (emphasis on his biography)

            “Tell Tale Heart”

            “The Cask of Amontillado”

Read “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

Popcorn Literary Writing Activity

Urban Legend Literary Essays

Short Answer Format

You Tube Fridays

Article of the Week by Kelly Gallagher