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English III content is derived from American Literature. Students will read only works from American authors, including texts that helped shape our country. Students will read four novels this year, one each nine weeks:

"The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Huckleberry Finn," Mark Twain
"The Things They Carried," Tim O'Brien
"Of Mice and Men," John Steinbeck

Non-fiction, short fiction, and poetry selections will be read and analyzed in writing or class discussion. Authors, poets, and playwrights will include, but will not be limited to, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Arthur Miller, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln.

Emphasis will also be placed on writing. Students will be required to write a personal narrative or fictional short story, an informative piece, an argumentative piece, and experiment with other forms of transactive/analytical writing. Grammar usage and mechanics are parts of the writing experience. This is a required course for graduation.

  • NTI Weeks 1-3 Schedule

    NTI Week 1


    • Write your argumentative paper over “Of Mice and Men.” Email to me when finished.

    NTI Week 2


    • Complete Historical Background and Essential Questions Across Time sections of reading guide (sent home and available online)

    NTI Week 3


    • Complete William Carlos Williams section of reading guide
    • Read “The Red Wheelbarrow,” “This is Just to Say,” and “The Great Figure
    • Write a paragraph and attach or type it here that addresses the following questions:
      • What is Imagist poetry, and what does it aim to do?
      • Choose one of the three poems you read - whichever created the strongest mental image for you. Why did you choose this one?
      • What image(s) or experiences do you associate with this poem?


    • Complete the Ernest Hemingway section of reading guide
    • Read “In Another Country”
    • Complete the guided reading questions (additional upload)


    • Complete the William Faulkner section of reading guide
    • Read “A Rose for Emily”
      • This does use  jumbled time sequences, and the narrator is the townspeople as a whole. It’s like they’re gossiping about Miss Emily Grierson and talking about pieces of her life as they happen to remember it.
    • Complete the Critical Reading Questions on page 827
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