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HS English III

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Thomas M. Herrington

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Instructor Contact Information:

thomasmherrington@gmail.com OR therrington@oxford.k12.ms.us

Phone: (662) 202-4911

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

Eleventh grade Language Arts is designed to incorporate grammar, reading, writing, listening, and viewing into the study of literature and language usage.

Areas to be emphasized are basic research, skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, grammar and mechanics through various writing experiences and reading various literary forms and styles. Students' response should show progression from concrete to abstract thinking. This curriculum is designed to promote an appreciation of language and literature.

TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Glencoe Literature: The Reader's Choice American Literature. 2007. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

ISBN: 0-07-845481-6

Recommended Materials:

Any type of dictionary. You will need to look up words you do not know.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Outline:

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1
Early America The Scared Earth and The Power of Storytelling, Life in the New World, The Road To Independence
Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
1
Exam 1 Proctored Exam
To be scheduled and completed before continuing
2 American Romanticism Individualism and Nature, The Dark Side of Romanticism Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
2 Exam 2 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before continuing
3
The Civil War Era Resistance to Slavery, A Nation Divided, A Poetic Revolution Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
3
Exam 3 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before continuing
4
Regionalism and Realism Regionalism, Realism and Naturalism Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
4 Exam 4 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before continuing
    Begin Second Semester  
5 Modernism Modern Poetry, Modern Fiction, Harlem Renaissance Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
5 Exam 5 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before continuing
  Research Paper Writing a research paper Bibliography, Introduction and Thesis, Source Citations, Final Research Paper
6 Return to Regionalism Return to Regionalism, The United States and the World Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
6 Exam 6 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before continuing
7 Current An Era of Protest, Nature and Technology,Extending and Remaking Traditions Self Checks, Evaluations, Journals, Writing Assignment
7
  Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Grammar Self Checks 1%
Reading Self Checks 1%
Self Checks 2%
Vocabulary Self Checks 1%
Journals 5%
Writing Assignments 25%
Unit Evaluations 30%
Exams 35%