English 3 H
Ms. Barbara Reeves
October 19, 2016: PSAT testing grades 10-11 at SHS
The overall theme of the course is to examine how social, political, and individual circumstances affect the literature of the time period from 1800 through the present. This course enhances students’ understanding of authors and literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also is designed to enrich their writing skills and encourage them to express original and insightful observations during class discussions as well as in their various assessments.
Some of the authors and their works read include:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Washington Square by Henry James
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Selected works of: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Students will define and use in context SAT vocabulary words in order to enrich their vocabulary and diction choices in writing.
Students will complete a research project. They will choose a topic, develop a thesis, conduct an interview, and research supporting sources. The project will culminate in a well-developed documented paper using the MLA style of citation. Students will journal the project experience and share their findings in a peer presentation.
Students are required to use either a three ring binder with five (5) section divider tabs or an online folder. The sections are: objectives, writing journals, literature, SAT vocabulary, and grammar.
Students will have a variety of assessments that will include: tests, essays, authentic assessments, quizzes, writing journals, homework ,and class work. All work is required to be original and a reflection of integrity and diligence.