English 3 Course Description
Students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts on a deeper level with an emphasis on American literature. Students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea,coherent organization, and depth of thought. Students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information. Students listen and respond logically to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups. Students will learn how to effectively use oral and written conventions in speaking and writing.
AP ENGLISH III (Language and Composition)
Advanced Placement Language and Composition is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test to receive college credit, and to prepare them for entry into a college level English course. Through extensive reading and analysis of complex texts, students will be able to ascertain what influences us as citizens. Students will understand the rhetorical situation and the relationship between author, audience and author’s purpose. Students will write clearly, correctly and effectively in various modes. They will also read selected text to analyze how an author uses rhetorical strategies to achieve a particular purpose and address a particular audience. Students will use similar techniques in their own expository, reflective and argumentative compositions that introduce complex central ideas. Students will participate in special reading and writing projects to enrich their vocabulary, syntax, and awareness of key contemporary issues which shape our society and culture. Additional outside reading for this course will be required, including summer reading and analysis for which students will be held accountable on the first day of class.