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English 3/H

12 months ago

By Laura Nelson


English III Syllabus

2019-2020 School Year

Semester 1 & 2

Mrs. Nelson: lnelson@ramonausd.net

To get to my teacher folder for detailed assignments, go to ramonausd.net website, click on high schools, Mountain Valley, then click on teachers and Laura Nelson.  Find your titled folder English III.  All assignments and handouts are in there.

TEXTBOOK: My Perspectives-All Standards for 11th grade English are covered in this English Class. Please see pages xxii-xxxi in your English Language Arts book to review standards for your grade level. Your textbook is a consumable, meaning that you may write in it.  Please keep all pages in the workbook. I will spot check them each week to see that you are on task which means you need to bring Volume I and II with you to class.

Novels: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and (Play) The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

First Semester Volume II and then Volume I

Unit V: Facing our Fears pgs. 544-749

August/September

How do we define ourselves?

 

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about fear.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write an argumentative essay that has a clear structure and that draws evidence from texts and background to support a claim.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Correctly use pronouns to add variety to your writings and presentations.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-Read The Crucible pages 561-692

 

Unit I: Writing Freedom: pgs. 2-137

September/October

What is the meaning of freedom?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about the meaning of freedom.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and thematic vocabulary.

-Write an argument that has a clear structure and that draws evidence from texts and original research to support a claim.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Correctly use parallelism and verb tenses to convey meaning and enrich your writing and presentations.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-Establish a writing voice.

-Note differences in language and style over time and in various contexts.

 

Unit III: Power, Protest and Change: pgs. 274-391

November-December
In what ways does the struggle for freedom change with history?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about the struggle for freedom.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write an informative essay that has clear structure and that draws evidence from texts and original research.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Use appropriate and varied sentence structure to create cohesion and clarify relationships.

-Collaborate and team building.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

 

Outside of class read one of the following novels or plays:  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells or any other protest themed book that you get cleared with me.

Read The Awakening

 

Semester I Final Exam: December 20th

 

Second Semester Volume I and then Volume II

 

Unit II: The Individual and Society pgs. 138-273

January/February
Fitting in, or Standing Out

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about individualism.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and thematic vocabulary.

-Write a personal narrative that establishes a clear point of view and uses a variety of narrative techniques to develop a personal experience.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Make effective style choices regarding diction and sentence variety.

-Correctly use concrete, abstract, and compound nouns.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

 

Unit IV: Grit and Grandeur pgs. 392-543 

March/April

What is the relationship between literature and place?

 

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about the importance of place.

-Expand knowledge and use of academic and thematic vocabulary.

-Write an explanatory test that develops a topic thoroughly and includes anecdotal evidence.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore topic and clarify meaning.

-Make effective style choices, including choices regarding sentence variety, figurative language, and diction.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

 

-Read the Great Gatsby

 

-Career Exploration Project Due January 13th


Unit VI: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Tales pgs.750-869

May-June

What do stories reveal about the human condition?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about the human condition.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write a narrative text that uses effective narrative techniques to develop fictional experiences, events, and characters.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Make effective style choices regarding figurative language and dialect.

-Demonstrate an understanding of frequently confused words, passive voice, and sentence fragments.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-“Home is where the heart is" project and essay. (Personal Statement)

 

Semester 2 Final Exam: May 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 


Honors Assignments

12 months ago

By Laura Nelson 

1st semester Work

-Read The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Check out in the library)

You will be tested on this novel on October 18th

-Write a literary analysis for the novel The Awakening.  Attached are guidelines for the analysis. Due on December 13th.

2nd Semester Work

-Choose a biography or autobiography book to read. You must create a 20 slide powerpoint that highlights the important parts of the person's life. You can include pictures and quotes.

Due on March 13th

-Read the play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Check out in the library.

You must create a poster with images that reveal at least 3 themes you saw occurring throughout the play.  Due on May 8th.