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!
NOTE: Starting this week, and 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.
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. Intro to the Revolutionary Era 2. Review Henry and Crevecoeur 3. Prep for Thomas Paine in-class exercise Monday 4. Plan Halloween party! :)
HW: 1. Read Ben Franklin, pp. 68-76 in your lit book (due Wednesday) 2. Prep for Paine in-class response Monday
Monday, Oct. 6 1. Turn in your Ed Unit article (the one you found) to the substitute. 2. Read and annotate "A Proposal to Abolish Grading" and "A Liberating Curriculum" 3. Complete question #7 on the Rhetorical Analysis Worksheet that you have worked on last week for the 2 articles above and share in groups 4. Complete the Ed Unit Worksheet by adding the last 2 articles and completing ALL columns. Additionally, you should have all your articles and materials in class so you can put in all together in the right order and make sure you have everything we have done so far. Articles and worksheets can be found under Literature below.
HW: 1. Read the Introduction to the Colonial Era in your large Literature textbook (pp. 1-14) 2. Read "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford in your Literature book (pp. 119-127) 3. Make sure you bring ALL your Ed Unit materials to class on Wednesday!
Wednesday, Oct. 8 1. Review all Ed Unit materials (bring to class!) and discuss the last 2 articles. 2. Prepare for the Ed Unit Think Piece (discuss, questions, etc.) which is due next Wednesday. 3. Begin revising the Creative Nonfiction TP which I will give back to you today.
HW: 1. Read Rowlandson in your Lit book (pp. 36-42) + questions 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 2. Begin your Ed Unit TP 3. Make sure you continue to bring your Creative Nonfiction TP to class!!!
Friday, Oct. 10 1. Colonial/Puritan Introduction; discuss Bradford and Rowlandson. 2. Continue revising your Creative Nonfiction TP 3. Final questions about the Ed Unit TP
HW: 1. Read Jonathon Edwards in your Lit book (pp. 44-50) + questions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 2. Finish your Ed Unit TP. Bring a hard copy to class next Wednesday, Oct. 15, and submit a copy to Turnitin.com. NOTE: PLEASE SEE THE TURNITIN INFORMATION I GAVE OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR (ALSO POSTED BELOW UNDER GENERAL CLASS INFO) TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ENROLLED IN MY CLASS (ESPECIALLY IF YOU TRANSFERRED INTO MY CLASS AFTER THE YEAR BEGAN) AND THAT YOU CAN ACCESS THE SITE. TURNITIN GUIDELINES SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT A PAPER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR A GRADE IF IT IS NOT SUBMITTED.
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.
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.
When assigned by teacher, writing for the class must be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight the day the hard copy is due in class.
Rubrics must be printed by student and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.
Students will write a Think Piece on the Education Unit. Please see handout above for detailed instructions. A hard copy is due in class on Friday, Oct. 10. Please submit to Turnitin.com prior to your class.
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.