Welcome to English III
I am so excited to teach your student for the 2017-2018 school year! I want to our classroom to be an open place for discussion and discovery, where each person can learn to weigh and appreciate differing viewpoints to help them think critically. This year, we will be reading, writing, and learning how to express ourselves in a positive and effective way.
Grades for English III are weighted as follows:
Rules & Expectations:
1. Respect the teacher, students, visitors, and the learning environment.
2. Come to class mentally & physically ready to learn.
3. Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
4. Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
Helpful Tips from the English III Team:
- Do not try to avoid reading on schedule. You cannot perform well if you choose to avoid reading.
- If you miss a day, arrange a time to come see me. If you can come see me before you are going to miss, all the better.
- If you are worried you aren't understanding something, come see me.
The Great Gatsby Guided Reading Questions and Vocabulary - These questions will help prepare you for Literary Circles Work. You will have
Gatsby Audio Books - Use these audio files as you read at home. These will not substitute for reading along because you need page numbers to cite in Discussion Journals.
The Great Gatsby - Full Text online version of the book you can access and read from your tablet, phone, or other mobile device.
Shmoop - The Great Gatsby - This resource is very useful to support your reading. It will not support a paper, but it can help you better understand the plot as you read.
During the course of the 2017-2018 school year, we plan to show PG/PG-13 rated movies in full or as excerpts to enhance our class curriculum.
Our school requires parental permission for your child to view movies that are used in our curriculum, or selected by our teachers, which are rated PG-13 or R.
We believe showing your child movies enables him or her to benefit from another medium by addressing different learning styles. Movies, along with our hands-on activities such as reading, in-class discussion groups, and research projects, give students a well-rounded opportunity to discover the world of literature. Movies help bring events “alive.”
Be assured that we will use proper discretion when showing these movies.