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Welcome to my teacher connection page!  SUPPLIES:  Flashdrive, blue or black ink pens, colored pencils or highlighters for editing, 1" 3-ring binder notebook with LOTS of notebook paper ready to be filled!

*If there are no separate assignments listed for Honors English 3, please refer to the regular English assignment as we will be doing the same assignments occasionally.

Our Literacy program is called SSR.  SSR (Self-Selected Reading) books are chosen by each student and approved by me.  If your parents have questions about your selection, they should ask you first, then, if you need to switch books, let me know.  Parents always have the right to veto your selection if you have chosen a book that they believe is inappropriate.  Teachers also have the right veto your selection if she believes you need to choose a higher (or lower) level book.  Assignments and projects will be required weekly and quarterly.  Check this assignment page for more details.

Syllabus: English 3 focuses on American Literature, but also includes good literature from all over the world.  The tentative syllabus is listed below-

Summer Reading review and Intro to class; Classic Ancient Literature:  Oedipus Rex; Beginning American Literature:  The Scarlet Letter; The Crucible; and other Puritan pieces; Mid-American Literature: Romantic authors including: Emerson, Thoreau, Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville; Later American Literature:  Fitzgerald, Angelou, Hughes, Hansberry; Speech Unit; War Unit; Myths and Mysteries; and Epics.  Papers, tests, projects, and daily grades will be assessed for each unit.

PARENTS AND STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:  We have written five (5) papers using MLA style.  I have explained, corrected, explained again, and told you where to find extra help.  If you do not do your Crucible project using correct MLA-style, I will not accept your paper.  Do it correctly or do not do it at all.  No excuses - just results!  (Due date:  JAN. 10!)  See me if you have questions.

 

Contact: Barbara.Beam@tvcs.org

PDF documents
1st Quarter Literary Project Assignment and Rubric -
4th Quarter Lit. Project (Poetry Notebook) - Poetry Notebook Requirements
RED SCARE - Prewriting for Crucible/Red Scare research paper
SCARLET LETTER ASSIGNMENT -
Scarlet Letter Outline - requirements and rubric
Summer Reading Assessment - Information regarding your two-column journal

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