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Welcome to Term Three!

English III

This semester our focus will be on American literature. We began our year with an item analysis of the Midterm, so you now know your strengths and weaknesses. This assignment also asked you to locate resources to help you improve in your three weakest areas; it is my expectation that you will spend at least one hour a week utilizing one of these resources and improving your skills in one of these areas on your own time. 


The week  of January 9th, we will begin a scavenger hunt through the American literature text book in order to gain background knowledge on the setting, people, and themes of the era. Our week will culminate in a Kahoot game and follow up activity before a quick quiz on Monday. 


This week, January 16th, students will take a quiz on the Introduction to American Literature information from last week and continue to work on their three weakest areas as identified by their Midterm Item Analysis. Wednesday, students will be working on www.noredink.com and focusing on Pronouns (in relation to the bell ringers we have been doing in class). Thursday and Friday we will begin reading Native American creation myths and analyzing in accordance with their weakest reading skills.

 

English IV

Like English III, this semester our focus will be on American literature. We began our year with an item analysis of the Midterm, so you now know your strengths and weaknesses. This assignment also asked you to locate resources to help you improve in your three weakest areas; it is my expectation that you will spend at least one hour a week utilizing one of these resources and improving your skills in one of these areas on your own time. 

 

The week of January 9th, we will begin researching scholarship opportunities. Students will be responsible for finding scholarships that correlate with their interests and extracurricular activities. They are encouraged to apply for as many as they can, but they will be required to write at least two essay in class for mastery grades. 

 

This week, January 16th, students will finish drafting their first scholarship essay and submit it on www.turnitin.com. Afterwards, they will work on pronoun-antecedent agreement and comma usage via www.noredink.com. The remainder of the week will be spent looking at class models of essays, learning the differences between editing and revising, and working in small groups to edit their first drafts.

Contact: Brianna.Smith@tvcs.org

PDF documents
English III Syllabus -
English IV Syllabus -
How to Format Your Research Paper - Step by Step Guide
Mickey Mouse Packet - All the Writing Assignments for the Year
Model Career Paragraphs - Bullet Points to Paragraphs
Model College Entrance Essay -
Model College Entrance Essay #2 -
VHS Summer Reading -

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