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Mr. Orr - An Introduction

An overview of Mr. Orr's English courses.
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on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Mr. Orr - An Introduction

English 9R
An overview of Mr. Orr's freshman English course at Queensbury High School in Room 110
1. Literature
3. Grammar
2. Writing
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Odyssey, by Homer
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
Romeo and Juliet, by Wiliam Shakespeare
The Most Dangerous Game
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
Oedipus Rex
Winterdance, by Gary Paulsen
Critical Lens Essay
Task IV of the New York State Regents Exam
parts of speech
capitalization
parts of a sentence
fragments/run-ons
basic punctuation
phrases
clauses
subject-verb agreement
useage
Listening
Task I of the New York State Regents Exam
English 11R
An overview of Mr. Orr's junior English Regents course at Queensbury High School in Room 110
The New York State Regents is a one day three-hour exam that most students will take at the end of the junior year
Mr. Orr
Room 106
Queensbury High School

1. Literature
2. Writing
3. Grammar
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
Bleachers, by John Grisham
Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Listening with Note-taking
Reading for Information and Understanding
Paired Text / Controlling Idea
Critical Lens
Basic Review of 10th Grade Grammar
Transitions
Varying Sentences
Parallel Structure
Active / Passive Voice
Focus on Style
Sports Literature
1. Literature
2. Writing
College Application Essay
Natural
Eighty-yard Run
Seabiscuit
Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner
Ex-Basketball Player
Boys of Winter
Student centered project-based 21st century learning
Why does society build up heroes, only to be disappointed by them?
Why is Seabiscuit considered a symbol of hope?
Perseverance
friendship
redemption
second chances
seeing potential in brokenness
How is it possible to learn how to live, by learning how to lose?
How did one sports victory impact the life of "the common American"?
Poetry
English RM 11
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