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The Place To Be: English III!

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!

 
Class Agenda
This Week
Tuesday, Apr. 15
1. DCE: Panel Discussions! Students must come completely prepared having read all of your group members' annotations, and having written 2 questions + 1 critical comment for each of your group member's work. See Calendar for point deduction from previous assignments for students who are not prepared. No excuses will be accepted as success of the assignment requires full participation.

HW:
PMLC 1 Thursday (remember Turnitin!)

Thursday, Apr. 17
1. PMLC 1
2. Discuss Crucible Act I
3. RB Revision: Thesis

HW:
PMLC 2 is the Thursday we return from break!

HAVE A GREAT BREAK!

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Past Agendas

 Tuesday, April 1

1. Gatsby: discuss 8-9 + Socratic Seminar
2. DCE: discuss socioeconomic and cultural articles and apply to Gatsby

HW:
1. Bring literature books next class (Crucible)
2. DCE: Socioeconomic Sources due Thursday

Thursday, Apr. 3
1. Registration in Counseling Office
2. DCE: Socioeconomic Sources due
3. Library: return Gatsby
4. Crucible: Read Introduction to play in lit book

HW:
1. DCE: Work on Cultural Criticism
2. Read and annotate Crucible article by Arthur Miller

Monday, Apr. 7
1. Final Gatsby discussion and Quickwrite
2. Crucible: discuss Miller article

HW:
1. DCE: Cultural Annotations due Wednesday
2. Begin reading your PMLC novel

Wednesday, Apr. 9
1. DCE: Cultural Annotations due; discuss and plan panel discussions for next Tuesday
2.Crucible: Finish discussing Miller article and begin reading play (prologue)

HW:
1. DCE: Email ALL your annotations to all your group members. See below for instructions on preparing for April 15 Panel Discussions
2. Read PMLC novel (PMLC #1 next Thursday)
3. Read Act I of Crucible (prepare for a quiz; think about how good it will be to get some points in the Literature category!)

Friday, Apr. 11: 
Period 4 Juniors will be STAR testing in the Gym until 11:40 and then you will return to class

Period 6 Juniors will come to class prepared to do quiet reading of your PMLC novels.

During STAR testing, you may bring your PMLC novel to read.

HW: See Wednesday's homework above
DCE
In preparation for the Documented Critical Essay in senior year, juniors will begin their research now and complete an Annotated Bibliography with eight sources to be turned in prior to Spring Break.

All handouts will appear here. Daily instructional schedule can be found above under "This Week".

Please read the calendar and its project requirements carefully to avoid losing points during this project.

For April 15 Panel Discussions: 
1. Email ALL your annotations to ALL of your group members ( or post to a website where you have access to them.
2. Read, annotate, and evaluate all your members' annotations
3. Come to class prepared to conduct a panel with your group in which each member will be questioned by the group about his/her annotations, novel choices, thematic connections.
4. For each of your group members, you will write 2 questions and 1 comment to present to him/her about their DCE work so far. Make your questions and comments analytical so that the discussion that ensues serves to challenge each member to know his/her topic thoroughly, and so that each member is asked to defend the research they have done so far and the ideas they have chosen to pursue.


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Postmodern Literature Circles
As part of the second semester Reading projects, students will read an Postmodern novel outside of class and analyze it through the Literature Circles activity.

Each group of students will read their chosen novel over a period of 8 weeks. Students will read 1/4 of their book every 2 weeks, at which time they will analyze that section of the book by performing one of the four jobs in Lit Circles.

Jobs will rotate for each meeting. Groups of 3 will combine the Discussion Director and the Illustrator jobs.

Students will bring typed hard copies of their work to class and discuss it with their group for approximately 30-45 minutes. 

Students must also turn all work, except for the illustration, into Turnitin.com, or have 10% of the total project points (6) deducted from their scores. Groups will receive a group grade for their packet turned in at the end of each Lit Circle meeting.

Handouts for the entire project are attached below, and were handed out in class Friday, March 28. Dates are listed below:

PMLC 1     April 17
PMLC 2     May 1
PMLC 3     May 19
PMLC 4     May 29
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Writing
All formal writing must be turned in to Turnitin.com. The class account will be set up by Monday, Sept. 9, instructions will appear here below and will be discussed thoroughly in class.

Think Piece and essay rubrics must be printed by student and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.



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Vocabulary
FYI: All Vocabulary Lists are provided here. If you are absent when I give out a vocabulary list, you should  print it from this site, or come get one in C-7. No quizzes will be excused or delayed for lack of a list. Missed quizzes must be made up during Support Period within one week of the quiz date.


 
General Class Guidelines
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Listening and Speaking 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.
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