Welcome to Hollister's English III webpage! Here you will find a treasure trove of information, including Vocabulary Lists, current assignments, important messages from me, and cool links! Use it wisely and enjoy!
Ms. Hollister WILL be here Monday, so the in-class Paine response will be rescheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 29. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it was unavoidable.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO THE FRANKLIN READING, AND WE WILL REVIEW CREVECOEUR AND FRANKLIN ON MONDAY FOR SURE!!!
NOTE: For the next few months, our readings will be in the Literature textbook. Students must bring it to class each day.
Sharing of books does not facilitate learning; it is distracting.
Speaking and Listening points will be deducted if students do not have their books.
Additionally, please do not wait until after class has begun to get your book from your locker. Please walk in with your book.
Monday, Oct. 27 1. Plan Halloween party 2. Review Colonial Era, Intro to Revolutionary Era, review Crevecoeur and Franklin
HW: 1. Prep for Paine in-class 2. Read Intro to Romantic Era, pp. 162-173 3. Begin Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" pp. 311-327 (due Friday)
Wednesday, Oct. 29 Paine in-class Informational practice writing
HW: Read Emerson, pp. 205-210 + questions 1, 5, and 8
Wednesday, Oct. 15 1. Ed Unit TP due 2. Review all Colonial readings and Intro to era (Intro, Bradford, Rowlandson, Edwards)
HW: 1. Read Revolutionary Intro, pp. 14-17 in Lit book 2. Read Patrick Henry, pp. 80-85 + questions 1-5
Friday, Oct. 17 1. Turn in Education Unit materials (1 article with a Reading Rubric on it + 2 articles with Rhetorical Analysis questions + Socratic Seminar questions + my clip! :) 2. Discuss Henry + questions 3. Read Bradstreet poem in class + questions 4. Henry and Bradstreet group activity
HW: 1. Read and annotate Crevecoeur (attached below under Literature). Please attach a Reading Rubric to packet.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 1. What the Common Core Standards mean to you and our curriculum. 2. Discuss in-class response on Thomas Paine Mon. Oct. 27
HW: Read Thomas Paine's "The Crisis No. 1" in your lit books, pp. 88-93
Thursday, Oct. 23 1. Finish CCSS practice on Crevecoeur 2. Prep for Thomas Paine in-class exercise Monday
HW: 1. Read Ben Franklin, pp. 68-76 in your lit book (due Monday) 2. Prep for Paine in-class response Wednesday
Literature: Early American Literature
Students MUST bring their textbooks to class EACH DAY to avoid losing Speaking and Listening points.
Students will learn to annotate their texts in preparation for a variety of uses such as small group and whole class discussion as well as Socratic Seminars, which focus on a critical and analytical approach to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading Rubrics should be attached to any reading/annotating assignment as indicated by the teacher.
In order to practice some of the new Common Core Writing styles, students will write an in-class response to Thomas Paine's "The Crisis No. 1" on Monday, Oct. 27. Students will be given an excerpt from the text that they have already read for homework and discussed in class. Students will not need to bring any notes or notecards to class for this assignment, which will ask students to practice the Informational style of writing required by the Common Core Standards. Students will be given the entire period to complete the assignment, but it is not designed to take that long. Therefore, students should spend time thinking about their responses before writing.
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Speaking and Listening points will be deducted for lack of materials, and students cannot actively learn the required material by sharing a book with another student.
All assignments must be typed!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MAKE-UP WORK AND AERIES GRADES: UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ME TO TURN IN LATE WORK, ALL NA'S WILL CHANGE TO 0'S IN AERIES AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. STUDENTS WILLING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH III CURRICULUM MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND THUS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN GRADES AND PROGRESS IN THE CLASS.