English 3 Print
English 3 covers literature from the United States beginning with Native American literature to present day. There is a variety of selections ranging from folklore, autobiographies, fiction, poetry, speeches, and short stories. You will read classics like Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Within each lesson, there are journal activities that will take you through the writing process, teach you how to analyze literature, and write creatively.
Students will be provided with Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- Explore Puritanism, Transcendentalism, and other beliefs underlying the work of American writers.
- Use language arts skills including identifying images, making connections, drawing inferences, and analyzing chronological order to understand a variety of texts including biographical sketches, fiction, poetry, speeches, and diary entries.
- Understand how the students response to a text may be shaped by the students' age, gender, class, or personal experiences.
- Make connections between the students' own life and the texts including images that make the students think, stories that parallel the students' own, and philosophies that intrigue the students through personal writing, reflection questions, and analytical thinking.
- Understand and apply the steps to clear, logical writing including prewriting, drafting, and revising as the students write a variety of texts including fiction, expository essays, persuasive essays, and autobiographical pieces.
- Evaluate literary works by writing a literary analysis, an interpretive essay, and an evaluative essay.
- Prepare taped presentations that display poise and an understanding of tempo and inflection.
- Recognize more vocabulary words and know how to find the meaning of words the students don't understand.
Into to Beginnings to 1800 Period
Native American Stories and "From Plymouth Plantation"
Mary Rowlandson's "A Narrative of the Captivity"
"Here follow some verses upon the burning of our house" "huswifery"
"From the Autobiography"-Ben Franklin
Patrick Henry's and Thomas Jefferson
Whitman & Dickinson
Rip Van Winkle
American Renaissance and "From Self Reliance"
"From Walden, or Life in the Woods"
"The Fall of the house of Usher"
Walt Whitman & Dickinson
Robert Frost “Death of a Hired Man"
"Love Song of J Alred Rufrock" & “‘Butch’ Weldy” by Edgar lee Masters
F Scott Fitzgerald "Winter Dreams"
James Weldon, Claude McKay, & Countee Cullen
Zora Neale Hurston "Sweat"
Ezra Pound "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter"
Marianne Moore & Carl Sandburg
The Crucibleby Arthur Miller Acts 1 & 2
The Crucibleby Arthur Miller Acts 3 & 4
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-five Chapter 1
Donald Bartheme "The Balloon"; focus on metafiction
Raymond Carver and Maxine Hong Kingston
John Updike "Separating"
Alice Walker "Everyday Use"
Amy Tan’s from The Joy Luck Club
Adventures of Huck Finn
Chapters 36-"The Last”