In English III, students will study a variety of American Literature. Students will gain an insight into American Literature as they read and write about the social, personal, religious, and political events faced during these times. Throughout the school year, students will build on their literacy skills through reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research. By the end of the school year, students will have gained knowledge of respected American Literature, which will help them in English IV.
Curriculum decisions for this course are guided by the Common Coe State Standards. These standards were developed to provide clear and consistent goals for student learning and to ensure that students have the skills they need to be successful beyond high school. These standards define what students need to know and be able to do by the end of each grade. In addition to defining grade-level skills, the ELA standards require that students be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In order for curriculum to align to these standards, it must be both rigorous and relevant. It must also expose students to certain critical content. When students leave this class they will be prepared for English IV.