Course Descriptions and Syllabi                      

 

English 3

2011 - 2012

 

Course Description:

Students enrolled in English 3 continue to increase and refine communication skills in reading, writing, viewing and representing. Students practice all forms of writing. Students read extensively in multiple genres from American literature such as stories, dramas, novels, and poetry. Students will learn literary forms and terms and techniques of literary analysis.

 

Grading:

Ÿ  Nine Week Grading Periods

                                Daily Classwork   25%

                                Notebook Work   15%

                                Homework            10%       

                                Test grades   50%

Ÿ  Semester Grades

                                Daily & Test Grades 75%

                                Semester Exam  25%

 

 

Literary Genres—Science Fiction

2011 - 2012

 

Course Description:

Literary Genres—Science Fiction follows a progression of thematic units, each comprising a wide variety of texts including: Novels, short stories, graphic storytelling, film, and related non-fiction scientific articles.  Units cover classic and current science-fiction themes including: Genetics and the “man-made monster,” biological evolution, theoretical physics and time travel, space exploration and alien life forms, and future utopian / dystopian societies.  Literary and scientific concepts are  taught within a historical context that shows the changes in the genre as science advances over the years alongside real-life applications of these principles.

 
Grading:
Nine Week Grading Periods

                                Daily work / homework   35%

                                Quizzes  15%       

                                Test grades   50%
Semester Grades
                                Daily and Test Grades  75%
                                Semester Exam  25%

 


 

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Last Modified on February 10, 2012