Honors Engllish III

NORTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL


Honors English III

5 Credits  - All Year

Grade 11    Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II Honors or departmental approval


Course Description:


English Honors II expands upon the skills introduced during the preceding school year in English Honors II.  Students will engage in various modes of writing with emphasis on analytical essays and critical analyses.  The format of this course will be a survey of the major works in British literature..  Selections in fiction and non-fiction are the principal components from which assignments evolve such as essay writing, vocabulary development, creative writing, and reading and discussion of various works by British authors.  Basic skills are reinforced with emphasis on test questions from the SAT and other standardized assessments. The students engage in outside research and read supplementary novels and plays. The completion of a research paper is a requirement of this course. A summer assignment, as determined by the English Department must be completed prior to entering this course.


Proficiencies:


Students will:

1. Recognize the act and importance of listening:

a. as receiving meaningful communication

b. as a source of information, a stimulus to imagination, creativity and the expression of these

c. as a form of entertainment and a source of enjoyment

d. as an analytical operation of thinking in the listening process.


2. Organize, prepare and present a spoken presentation clearly and expressively.


3. Collaborate by sharing ideas, examples, and insights productively and respectfully in informal

conversation/discussion.


4. Recognize that reading has many purposes and demonstrate an ability to choose an approach appropriate to the text and purpose by:

a.  recognizing that reading functions in their lives as a pleasurable activity as well as a means of

 developing knowledge and insight   

b.  learning to approach reading as a search for meaning

c.  developing the necessary reading skills, including building an adequate and appropriate

     vocabulary, to comprehend material appearing in a variety of forms

d.  learning to read accurately making valid inferences

e.  learning to evaluate literature on the basis of personal response and literary quality.


5. Experience and respond to print and non-print media through active engagement with appropriate

methods of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.


6. Use research skills to access, interpret, and apply information from a variety of print and non-print sources by:

a. gathering information through the effective interpretive use of print and non-print media

b. comparing information available in print and non-print form while researching a given topic

c. analyzing the effects of a given medium upon information gathered as part of the research

of a given topic, including the particular biases of each source

d. exploring diverse print, non-print, and technological forms of communication and the means

by which these influence people

e. applying appropriate research forms for documentation.


7. Compose a variety of written responses for different purposes and audiences by:

a. using appropriate prewriting strategies

  1.        using a variety of modes of discourse: narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive/argumentative, and poetic

c. selecting an appropriate mode for a given writing situation

d. selecting an approach appropriate for the written message to be communicated

e. identifying and addressing appropriately a variety of audiences

f.   writing for a variety of purposes

g. using an appropriate form for a writing situation

h. revising one’s own and another’s written text for content and organization

i.    editing one’s own and another’s written text for grammar, usage, usage, syntax, and mechanics that                                              demonstrate standard English, as appropriate

j. producing a written product that effectively communicates the writer’s intent

k. developing and enhancing vocabulary through writing

l. developing essential strategies for increasing vocabulary

m. recognizing the effects of word meanings on perception and behavior.


8. Use a variety of technologies as a tool for learning.


9. Use their language arts skills for decision making, negotiating, and problem solving.


10. Develop a better understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world through language and literature.


11. Read and respond to a broad range of literature by:

a. recognizing various types of literature

b. recognizing elements of literature: plot, characterization, setting, theme, point of view, style,

mood, tone, figurative language

c. developing and enhancing vocabulary through literature

             d.     developing essential strategies for increasing and enriching vocabulary

e. recognizing the effects of word meanings on perception and behavior

f. gaining literal information and making inferences from literature

g. reading and responding to literature critically

h. recognizing and responding to the commonality of literary forms throughout literature

j. reading and recognizing major literary sources and literary movements; and

k. experiencing and responding to the influences of various cultures on thought, language,

and literature.



Course Requirements:


Students will be expected to:

1. Maintain a high level of participation and preparation.

2. Attend class regularly and punctually.  Class participation affects weekly grades.

3. Complete all assignments in accordance with teacher’s directions.

4. Accomplish successfully all graded work such as, unit tests, quizzes, essays, reports, homework

and projects.

5. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude, and a desire to learn.

6. Contribute to the learning processes of the class.

7. Show a basic knowledge of the development of British Literature


Evaluation:


Writing (formal and informal) 50%

Tests 25%

Quizzes 15%

Classwork/Homework 10%









Honors English III Syllabus

5 Credits  - All Year

Grade 11    Prerequisite: Successful completion of English II Honors


Mrs. Tapia

Email: jtapia@nbtschools.org

Course Description/ Content Overview:

1.             using an appropriate form for a writing situation

2. revising one’s own and another’s written text for content and organization

3. editing one’s own and another’s written text for grammar, usage, usage, syntax, and mechanics that demonstrate standard English, as appropriate

4. producing a written product that effectively communicates the writer’s intent

5. developing and enhancing vocabulary through writing

6.             developing essential strategies for increasing vocabulary

7. recognizing the effects of word meanings on perception and behavior.


8. Use a variety of technologies as a tool for learning.


9. Use their language arts skills for decision making, negotiating, and problem solving.


10. Develop a better understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world through language and literature.


11. Read and respond to a broad range of literature by:

a. recognizing various types of literature

b. recognizing elements of literature: plot, characterization, setting, theme, point of view, style,

mood, tone, figurative language

c. developing and enhancing vocabulary through literature

               d.     developing essential strategies for increasing and enriching vocabulary

e. recognizing the effects of word meanings on perception and behavior

f. gaining literal information and making inferences from literature

g. reading and responding to literature critically

h. recognizing and responding to the commonality of literary forms throughout literature

j. reading and recognizing major literary sources and literary movements; and

k. experiencing and responding to the influences of various cultures on thought, language,

and literature.


Course Requirements:


Students will be expected to:

1. Maintain a high level of participation and preparation.

2. Attend class regularly and punctually.  Class participation affects weekly grades.

3. Complete all assignments in accordance with teacher’s directions.

4. Accomplish successfully all graded work such as, unit tests, quizzes, essays, reports, homework

and projects.

5. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude, and a desire to learn.

6. Contribute to the learning processes of the class.

7. Show a basic knowledge of the development of British Literature


Evaluation:


Writing (formal and informal) 50%

Tests 25%

Quizzes 15%

Classwork/Homework 10%



CATEGORY

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MIN #

MIN TYPES

FREQUENCY

WRITING

50

3 long

3 short

1 Narrative (HIII)

1 Informational

2 Literary Analysis

1 every 2 weeks

TESTS

25

4

1 Literary

1 Vocabulary

1 every 3 weeks

QUIZZES

15

5

2 Vocab

2 Literature

1 every 2 weeks

HW/CW

10

Teacher prerogative


4-5 per week

LONG: Full essay / / SHORT: 2 paragraphs

FREQUENCY: Minimum Expectation



Novels, plays, and short stories that may be read this year/texts will be read at teacher’s discretion: (O- Optional, R-Required)


A Clockwork Orange

O

Dracula

O

Frankenstein

R

Grendel

O

Gulliver’s Travels

O

Heart of Darkness

R

Jane Eyre

R

Kaffir Boy


Lord of the Flies

R

Macbeth

O

Othello

R

Picture of Dorian Gray

R

Pride and Prejudice

O

The Return of the Native

R

Wide Sargasso Sea

O


  • Texts may be added or omitted by the course instructor depending on the learning environment.


Vocabulary:

Vocabulary units will be assigned weekly. Exercises may or may not be checked for completion each week. You will usually correct your own exercises, but they will be corrected for accuracy on occasion. You will be tested every five units commulatively.


Course Resources:

  • Technologies:

  • Google Apps for Education (including Google Classroom)

  • Turnitin.com (used as an online essay platform)

  • Pearsonsuccessnet.com (online textbook)

  • Remind101.com (homework/assessment reminder software)

  • Kahoot, Quizlet, Study Stack and other study aid resources

  • Research Databases




  • High school level literature often explores sophisticated issues (i.e., race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, sexual violence, and violence). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or my supervisor, Dr. Ellis.


  • Texts may be added or omitted by the course instructor depending on the learning environment

Late Work:

All assignments must be handed in the date that they are due. If you are absent it is YOUR responsibility to check Google Classroom and find out what you have missed.  You will have the number of days you are absent to make up any missed work.

  • ONE day late- 20 point deduction

  • TWO days late- 30 point deduction

  • THREE days late- 50 point deduction

Work will not be accepted after three days late.

All quizzes/tests must be made up within one week, either before or after school.



Honor Code:

The requirement for students is to generate original work for all assignments.  Cheating on exams and assignments will not be tolerated.  In addition, plagiarism (using published material under one’s own name) will be severely handled as it involves a serious offense of intellectual property. Anytime you are caught cheating the following will happen:

  • Receive a 0 on the assignment, no matter the weight or category

  • Will not be allowed to make up the assignment

  • Depending on the severity, you may be reffered for disciplinary action, frequently resulting in a suspension.  

Assignment Guidelines:

  • First name and last name on all papers.

  • Papers will no name will NOT be graded.

  • Legible handwriting is important.

  • Classwork and homework must be written in complete sentences.

Classroom Rules/ Expectations:  

  • Come to class on time. Standing outside the door after the bell has rung will count as a tardy. Lateness will be addressed according to school policy. Four tardies will be issues a referral. If you are tardy for ten minutes or more, it will be considered a cut.

  • Begin the start up activity immediately after the bell. Directions will be on the board or projector. Please do not wait for me to remind you.  

  • All electronic devices must be put away during class.  Please do not try to use these items in class unless the teacher instructs you to do so.

  • No eating in class. Only water is allowed


  • Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom 10 minutes after class has begun and 10 minutes before the class will end.




RESPECT EVERYONE AT ALL TIMES!


Classroom Materials:

Class preparation serves as a strong foundation for academic success.

Recommended Materials:

  • One 3 ring binder -with divider tabs (class notes, homework, assessments)

  • One 2-Pocket folder

  • One marble journal

  • Highlighters

  • Pack of Post its


Required Materials:

  • Pencils

  • Pens (black or blue please do not use other colors)

  • Book (text that is being read during the unit)

  • Notebook or Binder




Dear Parent or Guardian,
First, I want to thank you for taking the time to read about the Honors English III course your child will be taking at North Brunswick Township High School during the 2017-2018 school year.  I am confident that this course will both challenge personal intellect and prepare students for a successful future.  As your child’s teacher, I am also committed to assisting your child reach his or her greatest potential.  Please sign below to show that you have read and understand the guidelines of this course.

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