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!
Monday, Mar. 10 1. Gatsby 1-2 2. Gatsby Quickwrite 3. DCE: Review Preliminary Research, process overview
HW: 1. Gatsby 3 2. DCE: Work on new Novel Choices/Lexile Level form due Friday
Common Core Open Response Writing (see handouts from last week re: prompt format and key direction words)
HW: 1. Read "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" and "Cat in the Rain" 2. Research Edgar Allen Poe's life; gather some biographical information about him and be ready to contribute it in group activity/writing during class Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 26 1. IOT: Discuss The Battler and Elliot and Cat 2. Briefly review Poe biographical info and tie to "House of Usher"
HW: 1. IOT: Read "Big Two-Hearted River" 2. Research your novels
Friday, Feb. 28 1. IOT: Discuss BTHR + the bildungsroman 2. Pass out IOT Socratic Seminar (Thursday) questions 2. DCE: Continue LitCrit: Review Overview; review homework packet; Biographical LitCrit lesson using Poe biographical info. + Historical/Political lesson using WWI and Hemingway; discuss fairy tale analyses from last week and Page 2 of Mrs. H.'s Overview handout
HW: 1. IOT Socratic Seminar questions 2. Interpret 1 Disney movie from a Socio-Economic Critical Perspective (handwritten notes needed in class next time for brainstorming)
Reminder: Juniors take EAP Assessment Tuesday (45-50 mins.)
Tuesday, Mar. 4 1. EAP Assessment 2. DCE: Review all 4 areas of LitCrit and Poe and Hemingway and Disney film analyses
HW: IOT SS questions
Thursday, Mar. 6 1. IOT SS 2. Library: Gatsby 3. DCE: Continue with page 2 of Overview handout; Discuss Final Author Choice
HW: Read Gatsby Chs. 1-2
We will continue studying the Modernist Era by reading Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
During this time, students MUST bring their novels to class EACH DAY to avoid losing Listening and Speaking points.
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.