Frederick Douglas High School

Home of the MIGHTY ASTROS!!!

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE | PRIDE |  PERSEVERANCE 

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American Literature and Composition 

The American Story:  Told from Multiple Perspectives

 

READING

"ONCE YOU LEARN TO READ, YOU WILL FOREVER BE FREE."
FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Get ready to take your reading skills to the next level! 

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The Crucible

October 12-22

Standards: ELAGSE11-12: RL1,2,3,4,5,7,9

 
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Argumentative Writing

IDEA DEVELOPMENT | ORGANIZATION | COHERENCE


Your argumentative essay must be a well‐developed argument that develops and supports claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence based on text as a stimulus.

 

Language

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Conventions 

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Knowledge of Language

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Vocabulary

 
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SPEAKING

This year, you will be given many opportunities to identify your voice and SPEAK YOUR TRUTH.

 
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LISTENING

Being a good listener is a communication skill that can set you apart from the rest.  We will be practicing our listening skills this year through interesting podcasts and other media this year. 

So, get your listening ears ready!  LOL.

 

VIEWING

The American story, as depicted on screen, has literally shaped the world.  We will spend time viewing and analyzing American films and documentaries.