English III Syllabus

Hampshire Unit School

English 3 Syllabus, Ms. Toms

American Literature

 

 

Major Texts, Units, and Assignments:

 

1st Quarter:

-The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

-Holt McDougal American Literature, Grade 11:

Unit 1: The Native American Experience, Exploration and Early Settlers, The Puritan Tradition, and Writers of the Revolution 1600-1800

Unit 2: American Romanticism 1800-1855 (includes the Transcendentalists and American Gothic)

Unit 3: Romanticism to Realism 1855-1870 (includes literature of the Civil War)

Unit 4: Regionalism and Naturalism 1870-1910

Timeline Project: Part 1

Literary Analysis Essay

 

2nd Quarter:

-The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

-Holt McDougal American Literature, Grade 11:

Unit 5: The Harlem Renaissance and Modernism

The 1920's Project

-Literary Analysis Essay

 

3rd Quarter:

-As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner

-Holt McDougal American Literature, Grade 11:

Unit 6: Contemporary Literature

Timeline Project, Part 2

 

 

4th Quarter:

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (possibly)

-Holt McDougal American Literature, Grade 11:

Unit 6: Contemporary Literature, continued

Complete timeline Project

Persuasive Essay

 

Grading Overview:

Homework/classwork: 25%

Formative Assessments: 10%

Projects/Summative Assessments: 30%

Essays: 20%

End of Course Exam: 15%