Welcome to English III Honors. This course focuses on American Literature from its earliest beginnings up to the present. This class focuses on improving your reading, comprehension, and writing abilities. Please note that this is an honors level class; that means we will be moving very quickly through the material. You will also be expected to go a lot deeper with all readings, discussions, and writings. Please make sure that you are here on time, and that you show up ready and excited to learn. We have a lot to cover this semester, but it can be as fun as you make it.
Common Core Standards: **As covered throughout the first Unit. **
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.4 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Essential Questions: Why do we read? Why do we write? How can we write more effectively? How can we use ethos, logos, and pathos in our arguments?
Below is the proposed agenda for the week.
Thursday: Getting to know each other, Review the syllabus, and fill out questionnaire. Objective: Today is about getting to know one another and learning class expectations. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be aware of what is expected of them to be successful. Homework: Get syllabus signed.
Friday: SSR, Vocabulary, Writing an Email, and Favorite Memory writing prompt. Objective: Today students will begin their first full day of learning. They will focus on increasing their vocabulary and writing abilities. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to successfully craft and send a correctly formatted email to teachers. Students will also begin writing about their favorite memory. Homework: Finish writing favorite memory over the weekend. It is due upon arrival to class on Monday.