Scope and Sequence SY2015

Theme: "To be or not to be"

  • Inclusion of all students, teachers and staff in an interactive and collaborative environment
  • Engagement of all students by investigating  multimedia materials from classic and current works of literature with an increase in non-fiction materials
  • Improvement in attendance and on-time performance for all students but with a focus on at-risk individuals 
  • 100% of Attending Students to meet their individual goals in passing the English Regents, SAT and other Exams.
  • 100% of Attending Students to pass both semesters with a grade of 70 or above
  • Increase the amount and rigor of non-fiction texts connected to primary units
  • Reorganize the concepts of the Fall to gear with the ELA Common Core Regents (ELA Regents)
Genre Units

Fall 2015

Woman of Brewster Place*

Non-Fiction Studies
(For use in all Genre Units)


(October - November)

Multicultural Project I
(Winter Break & Regents Week)

Regents Prep (10-12 Days)

* New this year


Multicultural Project II 
(Mid-Winter and Spring Break)

Glass Castles *

The Crucible

American Shorts

Personal Essay

Death of a Salesman**

Ethan Frome**

American & World Poetry
(June - Note: Some attached to other units)

Regents Prep (6-8 days if needed)

* New this year
* AP

Proposed New Units

Bodega Dreams

To Kill a Mocking Bird / 12 Angry Men

Creative Writing

Glass Castle (memoir)

Unit Eliminated from SY2014-2015

1776 * To be replaced with enhanced document study with-in Genre Units

Good Night and Good Luck - Dropped from Gen-Ed

Lear - AP

Music of America - Spread for connection to other Genre Units

Sex & Education - dispersed into other subjects

Skills Units

(Authors, Public Figures and Historical Personages connected to the Genre Units)

(Comparative and contiguous studies from 10th Grade (August Wilson/Shakespeare) with the addition Arthur Miller)

Computer Skills
(use of Google Docs as portfolio and item storage)

Document Study
(Book Reviews, Cartoons, Maps, News, Topical Research)

Essay Writing
(Argument, Synthesis, Rhetorical, Comparative)

Genre Studies
(Biography,Drama, Poetry, Magazine, Novel, Short Stories, Non-Fiction)

Note Taking
(Quality and quantity of Notes, Organization Skills and Portfolio Work)

Exam Prep
(common core, advanced placement & SAT)

Research Skills
(Bibliography, Library Skills, Note-Taking, Paper Format, Shared Documents, Web Searching)

Vocabulary Study
(AP, Content, Genre, ELA Regents, SAT) 

College Essay (Personal Essay)
(Writers to Teachers Guided Lessons)

Master Units

Adaptive Services
(AP, Counselling, ELL, ICT, Resource Room, SETSS, Speech)

American Literature
(Jazz Age, Multicultural, Poetry, Shorts) 

AP English Prep
(Essay, Reading Comp, Extended Strategy/Tech Vocabulary)

Regents Prep
(common core)

Research Writing
(Bibliography, I-Search, Note-Taking, Sources)

ELA Comprehensive Regents Prep
(Review Controlling Idea, Critical Lens, Literary Elements)

ELA Common Core Regents Prep
(Argument, Non-Fiction, Point/Counter-Point Rhetoric)

Elizabethan Studies
(Sonnets, Hamlet/Lear)

(City Mandated Sexual Education Lessons)

SAT Prep
(Testing Strategies, Vocabulary)

US History
(Context, Current Events, DBQ, Political Cartoons, Maps)

World History
(Context, Current Events, DBQ, Political Cartoons, Maps)


William Malin,
Feb 29, 2016, 6:56 PM