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COURSE: ENGLISH III
Prerequisites: Students must have passed English II
This course provides students with a framework to meet the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and State-testing in Language arts. This course is devoted to the study of American literature. Students will further their development as sophisticated readers and writers, able to think critically and to express their understandings of a variety of texts including: The Crucible, Walden, Their Eyes were Watching God, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby, as well as short stories and poetry that convey the American experience. Students will also analyze visual media and compare it to texts. Instruction emphasizes public speaking and listening skills, incorporating discussion, seminar learning and Socratic seminars regularly to prepare students for collegiate demands. Students will read a variety of genres and will write for different purposes that include narrative, argument, expository, literary analysis, and research writing. Grammar and vocabulary are also learned and practiced in meaningful contexts.
COURSE: HONORS ENGLISH III
Prerequisites: Proficient levels on state testing and/or Teacher recommendation and
Passed English II with a B+ or higher or English II Honors with a B or higher.
This course is a class designed to push students to a higher level of reading and writing capability while preparing each student for the language arts sections of the New Jersey State and SAT Exams. Students will learn from more challenging and independent-reading texts, such as Flapper and Fences, and be held to a higher standard than the regular 11th Grade English classes. Honors students are expected to have success in this rigorous honors course in order to be eligible for AP English classes their senior year. Students will read a variety of genres and they will write for different purposes that include narrative, argument, expository, literary analysis, and research writing. Grammar and vocabulary are also learned and practiced in meaningful contexts.
Honors American Literature