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English 3 [Honors] (2nd semester)

English 3 [Honors] (2nd semester)

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Course Description

Students will discover different genres of literature, including poetry, short stories, plays, novels, and essays, throughout their coursework in English 3 [Honors]. By engaging with the literature, students will learn more about how to analyze and evaluate literary devices, style, and structure. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate their learning by writing about the texts they read. They will also practice a variety of skills, including writing research, analytic, persuasive, and narrative essays, and leading a group discussion.

Course Breakdown

  • "Mrs. Packletide's Tiger" by Saki
  • "To Build a Fire" by Jack London
  • "A Mystery of Heroism" by Stephen Crane
  • "A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  • "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry
  • "The Third Ingredient" by O. Henry
  • "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane
  • "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain
  • "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
  • "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
  • "The Brave Little Tailor" by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
  • "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving
  • "The Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
  • "Little Things Are Big" by Jesús Colón
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • "Women" by Alice Walker

Course Goals

  1. Research a historical topic by finding a variety of credible resources.
  2. Write a research paper on a historical topic.
  3. Read and analyze short stories.
  4. Write an original short story that utilizes irony.
  5. Analyze elements of works of rhetoric.
  6. Write a persuasive essay that encourages your audience to take action to fix a problem in your community.
  7. Read and analyze The Great Gatsby.
  8. Create and deliver a presentation on themes in The Great Gatsby.
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