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Welcome to English III

The philosophy of English III is to give students access to the skills that will enable them to successfully complete English III and be fully prepared for the challenges of English IV. Students are expected to read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts and respond to those texts by composing a variety of written texts demonstrating a clear controlling idea, coherent organization and sufficient details. Students are expected to employ research skills in order to locate, evaluate and synthesis information. They are also expected to listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others as well as contribute to the academic conversation themselves; therefore, oral and written language shall be appropriate to and productive for the exploration of academic thought. Lastly, this course focuses on four areas of concern: thinking skills, critical reading skills, recursive grammar skills, and the exploration of a variety of composition skills.
 

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Tutorials for Spring 2018

Tutorials are offered at MegaLunch during B – block on Wednesdays.

Welcome

Welcome to English III - SPRING SEMESTER. 

The philosophy of English III is to give students access to the skills that will enable them to successfully complete English III and be fully prepared for the challenges of English IV. Students are expected to read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts and respond to those texts by composing a variety of written texts demonstrating a clear controlling idea, coherent organization and sufficient details. Students are expected to employ research skills in order to locate, evaluate and synthesis information. They are also expected to listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others as well as contribute to the academic conversation themselves; therefore, oral and written language shall be appropriate to and productive for the exploration of academic thought. Lastly, this course focuses on four areas of concern: thinking skills, critical reading skills, recursive grammar skills, and the exploration of a variety of composition skills.                   

SPRING SEMESTER GOALS: 

  1. Prepare for Dual Credit English 101 Course
  2. Prepare for high school English IV Class
  3. Prepare for the TSI Test for dual credit
  4. Prepare for SAT/ACT Tests college readiness standard

Supplies

 

  1. Spiral notebook – a single large one or two small ones(one for each semester) as well as loose-leaf notebook paper
  2. 3 X 5 cards ( approximately one package for each six weeks)
  3. highlighters – at least four colors (including pink, yellow, blue, and green)
  4. Post-it notes – Lined ones preferred but are NOT required
  5. You will also need markers and/or colored pencils for visual projects
  6. A binder in which to keep paper, notes, current assignments
  7. PLEASE turn in at least one box of Kleenex for classroom usage.

 

 

Grading Information

GRADES:

 Types of grades and their value:

  • DAILY or “Practice” Work includes reading or writing assignments that students may begin in class and finish that evening. “Process” grades refer to assignments that constitute a step in the writing or reading process rather than a final product.  Process grades may also include quizzes for vocabulary development and/or reading comprehension checks.   (50% of a student’s grade)
  • MAJOR or “product “ grades include timed writings referred to as ICE (In-Class Essay), final drafts of process papers, major tests over close reading skills, or cumulative projects that require research preparation. (50% of a student’s grade)

LATE WORK:

For any assignment that is not turned in by the end of the class day on the date it is due, points will be deducted in the following manner:

  • One calendar day late: 20 point deduction (and then any incorrect answers will be deducted from 80%) up to one week.
  • After one week the assignment is considered extremely late work. The maximum grade for such work is 50% of the original assignment.
  • NOTE: It is the prerogative of this instructor to assign you an academic detention in order to more speedily acquire ICE assessments.  You MUST attend that tutorial in order to finish the work and keep from receiving an administrative referral with your vice principal,.