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.