The content of English III centers on American Literature. We will focus on select major works, incorporating various other genres such as the short story and poetry. The goal will be to study representative pieces of literature as unique reflections of the American experience in order to understand and relate to historical and contemporary issues and events. Through the exploration of literary analysis, the course develops critical thinking skills in both the verbal and written form. Included in the course will be daily activities in vocabulary, grammar, SAT skills, composition, speech, and listening.
*The final exam will be cumulative.
Focus- dreams, outcasts, faces of prejudice, god complexes/judging...outcomes
Speak ( podcast -excerpts, author website , interview with the author )
***Go to the bottom of the page to download good sample paragraphs paralleling Melinda and the "Dead Frog."
"Really Not that Different" audio
The Secret Life of Bees
*May's Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe:
Boil 3 large sweet potatoes (the more orange the potato, the sweeter the taste). Mash while warm and stir in approximately 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk. Use Bisquick or favorite biscuit recipe but add no liquid. Stir mashed potatoes into dry mixture. Dough will be sticky. Roll onto floured board, cut, top with a teaspoon of brown sugar, and bake at 400.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Of Mice & Men ( podcast -entire book)
THE OLD MAN & THE SEA
Flowers For Algernon ( podcast -monologue, -activities )/
The Glory Field , THE PEARL,
The Water is Wide
1st period, Fall, 2009
3rd period, Fall, 2009
Honors English III ('09-'10)
Focus- societal barriers, men & women's roles
"Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God"
( audio )
The Scarlet Letter
No Fear Literature: The Scarlet Letter
On the left, the original text. On the right, a readable paraphrase.
click here: "Custom House" Animoto (Created by Laura Odom & Felicia Welch)
VOKI chapter 5 "Hester at Her Needle" (Framiglio & Moss)
CHARACTER DIARY MIXBOOKS!!!
John Proctor Elizabeth Proctor
Reverend Parris Reverend Hale
Mary Warren Rebecca Nurse
The Great Gatsby
* Questions to Consider
A Streetcar Named Desire
As I Lay Dying
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Some of 2nd period, Fall, 2009
2nd period, Spring, 2010
Flags of Our Fathers
The Sun Also Rises , OTHELLO ,
The Red Badge of Courage