• English 3

    This course is an exploration of early and modern American Literature. Studying a range of diverse and uniquely American perspectives, this course blends history, civics, and literary analysis.

     

     Semester-At-A-Glance

    Unit 1: Coming to America

                 Native American Origin Myths

    "The World on the Turtle's Back"

    "The Grizzlies Who Walked Upright"

    "Navajo Origin Story"

                "Discovering America"

                     "Balboa"

         Pilgrams and Puritans

             "The Crucible"

    Unit 2: Building a Democracy

                    "The Declaration of Independence"

                    "The Constitution"

                    "Federalist 10"

     

    Unit 3: The Individual and Society

                Romanticism

    James Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

       Trancendentalism

            Walt Whitman

       Gothicism

             Edgar Allan Poe

     

     Grading:

    Grade distribution will be based on four categories:

    Comprehension 45%

    • Independent Readings
    • Reading Comprehension Activities
    • District Mandated Assignments and Assessments

    Writing 45% 

    • Independent Reading Essays
    • District Mandated Assignments and Assessments 
    • Class Writing Assignments

    Homework 10% 

    • Vocabulary Assignments and Quizzes
    • Grammar Assignments and Quizzes

     

    Averages are based on Marion County Public School's Grading Scale: 

    A=90%-100%

    B=80%-89%

    C=70%-79%

    D=60%-69%

    F=59% and below