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: STUDENTS WHO WERE ABSENT LAST THURSDAY MUST STILL COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENTS LISTED BELOW. THEY ARE BEING POSTED SUNDAY, SO YOU MAY HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO COMPLETE THEM, BUT THEY MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY.
Monday, Mar. 2 1. Discuss Sept. 1 and Second Coming poems 2. Discuss all stories using "Thoughts" handout 3. Brainstorm list of themes found in stories so far on board
HW: IOT: Read "A Very Short Story" and "Soldiers Home" (for Friday)
Wednesday, Mar. 4 1. Students will go to Counseling at the beginning of the period to coordinate their schedules for next year with the counselors 2. During the Counseling visit, and afterward, in class, students will read the following: "Cat in the Rain" and "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" from In Our Time, and "An Introduction to Modernism and Postmodernism" handout (sub will pass out).
HW: Read "The Big Two-Hearted River, Parts 1 and 2" BRING YOUR HUCK FINN BOOKS TO CLASS FRIDAY SO WE CAN RETURN THEM AND GET GATSBY!!!
Friday, Mar. 6 1. Discuss all IOT stories and continue discussion of motifs 2. Learn and apply the bildungsroman structure to the novel 3. Examine novel's fragmented structure 4. Library: return Huck and get Gatsby
HW: 1. Complete "Character" and "War" worksheets
Wednesday, Feb. 18 1. Library: In Our Time 2. Modernism Intro + discuss IOT stories 3. CCSS Argument Review
HW: 1. Read "The Battler" in IOT 2. HFLC 4 next Thursday
Friday, Feb. 20 1. Discuss poems from last week 2. Continue discussing IOT + Modernism
HW: (all for next Thursday) 1. Read "A Very Short Story", "Soldier's Home", Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" and "Cat in the Rain" 2. HFLC 4 next Thursday
Tuesday, Feb. 24 CCSS Junior Argumentative Assessment in class
HW: 1. HFLC 4 Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 26 1. HFLC 4 (last one!) 2. Finish discussing "Sept. 1" 4. Begin discussing "The Second Coming" if time
HW: Complete the "Thoughts" questions
Students MUST bring their books 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.
Students will continue the last Early American Literary Era, Realism, by reading Huckleberry Finn as an outside reading Literature Circles activity and begin the study of the Modernist Period by reading Hemingway's In Our Time and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
Students can find the calendar for the class attached below.
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 an in-class essay on The Red Badge of Courage on Thursday, Feb. 12. Students may use their novels and small post-it notes for annotations. Exact prompt will be given to students the day of the essay; discussion surrounding the general prompt idea was discussed in class on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
All juniors will take the Common Core Junior Argumentative Writing Assessment on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23 and 24 in their English classes.
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.