Syllabus English III Fall 2017

Standard English III Course, Fall 2017

Mrs. Douglas   rm 211


Course Goals and Description: Based on the NC Essential Standards for English III – Standard:

This course allows the student to refine mastered grammatical skills in the development of critical analysis, expository essays, and personal narratives. Reading comprehension skills are refined through the study of American literature in relation to the history and development of America. Emphasis is placed on the expansion of vocabulary (SAT included), reading comprehension, and completion of the research paper.

English III is a requirement for graduation. All students will be required to take the NC Final Exam for English III. The exam grade will comprise 25% of the student’s final average.


Contact Information: School Phone#: 242-3400 ext: 2042

Email address:

Planning: Period 1- 8 to 9:15 am

Tutoring any day before school, after school with an appointment


Required Materials:

1. 1 ½ inch binder

2. 5 tab Dividers

3. Pens/Pencils

4. Loose leaf paper


Class Rules:

  1. Respect your teacher and each other

  2. Raise your hand

  3. Stay on task the entire period

  4. Stay in your seat until the bell rings

  5. No phones or texting during class (unless given permission)

  6. No food, drink, or gum

  7. ALL other rules of CBA will be followed in this class, esp. dress code.


Other required activities:

  • DGP will be done daily, with a Quiz on Thursday.

  • Vocabulary will be done weekly with a test on Friday

  • Vocabulary from the selections read will be tested.

  • We will complete the required Writing Portfolio.





Major Reading



Encounters/Foundations to 1800

Narrative of her Captivity

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Moral Obligations/



Foundations to 1800


Research Paper

Student’s choice


American Romanticism, 1800- 1860

The Crucible

Nature of Evil/ Hypocrisy

American Romanticism, 1800- 1860


Emerson and Thoreau

The New American voice

American Romanticism, 1800- 1860

American Masters, Whitman and Dickinson


The American Voice

American Masters, Dickinson


Life of Fredrick Douglass

Life of a slave girl

Value of Freedom

Rise of Realism, The Civil War to 1914


Feather Pillow/ Rose for Emily


The Moderns, 1914-1939




Cost of war


1939 to present


Each section will offer summarizing, quizzing, reading, testing, and writing opportunities. We will also be viewing a few films, as related to our study.


Honor Code:

All students are expected to do their own work. Students are not to share answers with other students and students are not to turn in the work of others as their own. Students who are caught cheating on any assignment will receive a grade of zero for that assignment and parent contact will be made. In additional cases of cheating, students will be referred to the appropriate member of the school administration for disciplinary action.



Class Grading is as follows:

Class work &

Homework ….. 15%

Research paper &

components….. 10%

Online Blog &

Daily DGP….. 20%

Collection & DGP

Quizzes..… 20%

Story & vocabulary

tests...... 35%


School grading scale:

A= 90 -100

B= 80 - 89

C= 70 - 79

D= 60 - 69

F= Below 60


Final Average Computation:

1st 9 weeks average= 37.5%

2nd 9 weeks average= 37.5%

NC Final Exam= 25%

Research paper: is a required part of the 11th grade English class- please use my Livebinder to review the procedure and get answers to your questions:


Class Routine:

    1. DGP- copy sentence and work on corrections

    2. Vocabulary

    3. Lecture/Instruction/reading/writing

    4. Reinforcing activity

    5. Prepare for next day


Tabs: Your binder will be organized as such: DGP, Vocabulary, Collection Notes, Story Notes, Research paper (5 tabs needed)


Final Exam: Every student in this class will take the NC State Final Exam at the end of the course, worth 20% of your final class grade.





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