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What are the differences in versions of English 11 in Plato Courseware?

Explanation

The new versions (3.0) of English 10 Semesters A and B have been refreshed to add 21st century skills and more comprehensive objective coverage. 

Resolution

Key enhancements to the English 11 content include:

  • 100% coverage of Common Core
  • Threaded discussions and unit activities added to every unit (v2.0 did not have these types of activities)
  • Research paper in Semester B
  • Play and a novel
  • Increased rigor in the pretest and end of semester tests
  • Microsoft Word based lesson activities

Below is a list of actvities that were PDF offline activities in v2.0 and are now online lesson actvities with a short tutorial and an added mastery test in v3.0:

v2.0 Activity Name(s) & Unit v3.0 Activity Name(s) & Unit

Dictionaries and Other Word References**

(Sem. A - Unit 1)

Word Roots and Affixes (Sem. A - Unit 5)

Dictionaries and Other Word References**

(Sem. A - Unit 1)

Understanding Word Origins (Sem. B - Unit 1)
Literary Forms and Techniques (Sem. A - Unit 1)

Literary Forms and Techniques: Terminology

(Sem. A - Unit 2)

Literary Forms and Techniques (Sem. A - Unit 1)

Literary Forms and Techniques: Genres

(Sem. A - Unit 2)

Early American Literature (to 1800) (Sem. A - Unit 1) Early American Literature (to 1800): Analyzing Context (Sem. A - Unit 2)
Early American Literature (to 1800) (Sem. A - Unit 1) Early American Literature (to 1800): Analyzing Theme (Sem. A - Unit 2)
Early American Literature (to 1800) (Sem. A - Unit 1) Analyzing Context* (Sem. A - Unit 2)
Early American Literature (to 1800) (Sem. A - Unit 1) Analyzing Theme* (Sem. A - Unit 2)
The Writing Process (Sem. A - Unit 1) Writing Strategies (Sem. A - Unit 1)
Critiquing Oral Addresses (Sem. A - Unit 1) Critiquing Oral Addresses (Sem. B - Unit 5)
Diversity in Language (Sem. A - Unit 2) Diversity in Language (Sem. A - Unit 3)

American Romanticism Literature (1800-1860)

(Sem. A - Unit 2)

American Romanticism Literature: Analyzing Context

(Sem. A - Unit 4)

American Romanticism Literature (1800-1860)

(Sem. A - Unit 2)

American Romanticism Literature: Analyzing Theme

(Sem. A - Unit 4)

Elements of Fiction (Sem. A - Unit 2)

Analyzing Characterization, Setting and Point of View

(Sem. A - Unit 3)

Elements of Fiction Writing (Sem. A - Unit 2) Analyzing Plot and Theme (Sem. A - Unit 3)

What's in a Word ** (Sem. A - Unit 3)

Word Roots and Affixes (Sem. A - Unit 5)

What's in a Word ** (Sem. A - Unit 3)

Understanding Word Origins (Sem. B - Unit 1)
American Master's Literature (Sem. A - Unit 3)

American Masters Listerature: Analyzing Context

(Sem. A - Unit 5)

American Master's Literature (Sem. A - Unit 3)

American Masters Listerature: Analyzing Theme

(Sem. A - Unit 5)

Elements of Poetry (Sem. A - Unit 3) Elements of Poetry (Sem. B - Unit 2)
Writing Poetry (Sem. A - Unit 3) Writing Poetry (Sem. B - Unit 2)

How to Recite a Poem or Dramatic Soliloquy

(Sem. A - Unit 3)

Reciting Poetry and Dramatic Soliloquies

(Sem. B - Unit 2)

America Grows Up Literature (1860-1914)

(Sem. B - Unit 1)

America Grows Up Literature: Analyzing Context

(Sem. B - Unit 1)

America Grows Up Literature (1860-1914)

(Sem. B - Unit 1)

America Grows Up Literature: Analyzing Theme

(Sem. B - Unit 1)

Summarize It (Sem. B - Unit 1) Summarizing Text (Sem. A - Unit 4)
Critical Reading (Sem. B - Unit 1) Analyzing Expository Text (Sem. B - Unit 5)
Elements of Life Narratives (Sem. B - Unit 1) Writing a First-Person Narrative (Sem. A - Unit 3)
The Interview Process (Sem. B - Unit 1) The Interview Process (Sem. B - Unit 4)
Analogies in Literature (Sem. B - Unit 1) Analogies in Literature (Sem. B - Unit 1)
Homophones and Double Negatives (Sem. B - Unit 2) Homophones and Double Negatives (Sem. B - Unit 3)

Prosperity and Depression Literature (1914-1939)

(Sem. B - Unit 2)

Prosperity and Depression Literature: Analyzing Context (Sem. B - Unit 3)

Prosperity and Depression Literature (1914-1939)

(Sem. B - Unit 2)

Prosperity and Depression Literature: Analyzing Theme (Sem. B - Unit 3)
How to Write an Essay (Sem. B - Unit 2) How to Write an Essay (Sem. A - Unit 1)
Connotative Power (Sem. B - Unit 3) Connotative Power (Sem. B - Unit 1)
Subordination (Sem. B -Unit 3) Subordination (Sem. B - Unit 4)

Contemporary American Literature (1939-Present)

(Sem. B - Unit 3)

Contemporary American Literature: Analyzing Context (Sem. B - Unit 4)

Contemporary American Literature (1939-Present)

(Sem. B - Unit 3)

Contemporary American Literature: Analyzing Theme

(Sem. B - Unit 4)

Analyzing Informational Text (Sem. B - Unit 3) Analyzing Expository Text (Sem. B - Unit 5)
Historical Investigative Report (Sem. B - Unit 3)

Creating an Investigative Report (Sem. B - Unit 5)

* The lesson Analyzing Context and Analyzing Theme combine content shared by v 2.0 lessons Early American Literature (to 1800), American Romanticism Literature (1800-1860), America Grows Up Literature (1860-1914), and Prosperity and Depression Literature (1914-1939)

 

** The activities in What's in a Word and Dictionaries and Other Word References were broken up and recombined into two lessons called Word Roots and Affixes and Understanding Word Origins.

 

 

 

What's Next

How long will English 11 version 2 be available?

PLATO Courses English 10, version 2.0 will be available until 6/1/13. In the Content mini-app, a retirement icon displays next to the version 2 courses indicating this retirement date. It gives Learners the ability to use the existing courses that are currently assigned to complete their assignment. It also makes the retirement visible to educators while also making it unavailable to assign after 6/1/13. If you are creating a new assignment for English 10, use version 3.0 of the courses.

 

Note: Version 3.0 contains refreshed content which includes different activity types from version to version. For example, offline activities are now a module containing a tutorial, application, and mastery test or a digital drop box activity. Therefore, Learner progress data can only be applied using the Apply Past Credit feature if the activity types are the same in both versions. Refer to the link below for more information on Apply Past Credit:

Using the Apply Past Credit feature

 


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