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GRADE 11 ENGLISH LITERATURE SYLLABUS

      

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL

                      

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

GRADE ELEVEN

 

ENGLISH B

 

REVISED SYLLABUS  2007-2008

 

GENERAL AIMS :

 

1       To foster in the students an appreciation of the various modes of West Indian and Non-West Indian Literature.    

 

2.        To encourage the students to develop a discriminative

      response to all genres of Literatures in English.

 

3.        To hone students> skills in critical appraisal of the values and

     concepts expressed in literature .

 

4.        To have students appreciate Literature as a reflection of life as well as a vicarious extension and enhancement of it.

 

5.                 5.  To hone students> interpretative skills in the evaluation of techniques used by:

                               i.            playwright

                             ii.           poet

                           iii.           author 

 

6.  To hone students> ability to respond in given contexts of

     written informed opinions on all modes of West Indian /Non-

     West Indian Literature.

 

 

7. To culminate the preparation of students for the English B

     examination.

 

Prescribed Texts :

CXC English Syllabus

The Chrysalids                            John Wyndham

Fences                                         August Wilson

The Humming Bird Tree            Ian Mc Donald  

A World Of Poetry for CXC        McWatt et al     

 

Texts from Grade 10:

 

The Merchant of Venice                 Shakespeare    

Beka Lamb                                      Edgell

A Kestrel for a Knave                      Hinds  

A World of Poetry for CXC             Mc Watt et al  

CXC English B(Study Guide)        Noel et al

 

 

CHRISTMAS TERM -     TERM  ONE

 

  1.       Drama  Analysis  I

      Texts : Fences

                     CXC  English B Study Guide  

 

                               i.           Conventions and characteristics of the dramatic mode.

(See Grade 10 English B syllabus)

                             ii.           Background and social context of the specific work.

                           iii.           Impact of dramatic conventions and atmosphere, mood, tone.

                           iv.           Examination and evaluation of the presentation of the explicit and

      implicit  themes

                             v.           Writing Literary essays on the set text

                           vi.           Impact of structure on meaning and effect

                         vii.           The impact of dynamics of relationships and the effect on the characters.

                       viii.           Playwright' use of dialogue and language.

                           ix.           Grade 10 English B exam  > drama review.

 

 

 

B.                        Drama AnalysisII

            Text : CXC English B Study Guide and Exercises

 

                                           i.           Close reading of varied dramatic excerpts and extracts .

                                         ii.           Analysis of dramatic conventions as seen in extracts /excerpts

                                       iii.           Practice of responses to short answer questions on dramatic extracts /excerpts .

                                       iv.           Grade 10 English B exam -  drama review

Teachers are free to use materials to supplement the assigned texts. 

 

 Standardized Review Test # 1 > Week of  November 03  - 07 2008       

 

C.     Prose Analysis I

         Texts : The Chrysalids

                    CXC English B  Study Guide and Exercises

 

                               i.           Review of the characteristics of the novel (See Grade 10 English B Syllabus)

                             ii.           Social ( historical) context of the novel

                           iii.           Close reading of the text

                           iv.           Examination and evaluation of the writer' use of  characteristics in  ( ii)

               v.      Writing literary essays on the set text .

 

D.         Prose AnalysisII

     Text : CXC English B Study Guide and Exercises

                    1.       Study of and practice in literary comprehension of short prose

                             excerpts.

                   2.       Grade 10 English B exam > prose review

                     Supplemental material provided by teachers

 

E.      Poetry AnalysisI

       Texts :   A World of Poetry for CXC

                          CXC English B Study Guide and Exercises

                                           i.           Review of characteristics of the mode

                                         ii.           Close reading and evaluation of CXC English  B selections not covered in Grade 10

                    iii.      Evaluation of poets> use of poetic conventions:

-         Structure

-         Persona

-         Mood

-         Sound devices

-         Figurative devices

-         imagery

                                       iv.           Literary Essays > Comparative essays on poetry selections.

                                         v.           Grade 10 English B exam > poetry reveiw

 

F.    - Poetry AnalysisII`

               Text  :CXC English B Study Guide and Exercises

               Selections:

                 from The Emigrants                     The Lynching

               Dreaming Black Boy                      This is the Dark Time my Love               

                                                             i.     Literary and literal comprehension of a variety of poetry selections (unseen).

                                                           ii.     Identification and evaluation of poet' use of poetic devices relating to the following :

-         Sound

-         Imagery

-         Form

-         Themes

 

                                                         iii.           Practice in responding to questions based on unseen poetry selections.

 

Standardized Test #2  -   Week of December 01  -  05 2008

  

  Review for final/ Mock Examinations in January 2009.

 

A minimum FIVE grades for Christmas term report. Home work assignments 5% of term' average

 

TERM  TWO > EASTER TERM

 

A.     Final (Mock) Examination Review

-     A detailed revision of responses to examination questions on English B  (Papers 01& 02)

 

B.                 Review of texts selections on syllabus

                                                             i.   English B paper 2

Drama : - The Merchant of Venice

                 Fences

 

Poetry : - Selections from World ofPoetry

     

Prose  :  -  Beka Lamb

                    - A Kestrel for a Knave

                    - The Chrysalids

                    - The Humming Bird Tree

 

                                                                 ii.           Consolidation of essay writing techniques for specific selections and modes.

a.       Drama-  Type A questions related to study of one text.

b.      Poetry Selections > Type Bquestions related to comparative study of TWOselections.

c.       Prose (novels)- Type B questions

  

N.B. Adequate practice is to be given in the following:

                                                               iii.           Responding accurately to questions

                                                               iv.           Formatting /Outlining responses

                                                                 v.           Correct Selection of texts 

       (Prose)/Content (Drama & Poetry) for responses.

 

Standardized Review Test #3  Week of March 20 April 03 2009

 

N.B.  Sustained practice of responses to English B Paper 01.

 

Examination grade for Exam Report > end of Easter Term

 

SUMMER TERM  - TERM THREE

 

Complete syllabus review is vital for students> success in External Examinations.

 

All graded work given since the beginning of term two is to comprise summer term average > a minimum of EIGHT marks, Home work assignments(5%) included.