Full-year course - 1 credit
The English III curriculum combines the language arts strands of language, speaking and listening, reading, and writing within a survey of American Literature. Our study of language will include grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. Much of that will part of the ACT Preparation that will be incorporated into the class this year. We will study both literature and informational text in our reading units. Throughout the year students will produce a wide variety of narrative, informative, and argumentative writing. In that writing they will often draw evidence from the literary and informational texts they are studying as well as conduct research to build and present their knowledge. Students will again be expected to read at least two books per quarter and do book talks and other activities as they are reading those books, which will be a significant part of their grade each quarter.