English III

During this semester our course will study selected works from American literature, including classical and contemporary pieces. Emphasis will be placed upon historical and cultural context as we study what each text represents about American values as we explore the essential question of what it means to be an American.

Our study will also include literary analysis of genres which includes short stories, poetry, novel, drama, and analytical prose, and speeches.  

Writing about literature as well as writing about information  will be a key component of the class.  A junior research paper incorporating both primary and secondary sources is required part of English III.