Course Syllabus

English III Honors

Mr. Fitts

2019-20

1st Semester

Syllabus

 

1st 6 Weeks             Encounters and Foundations to 1800

 

HenrySpeech to the Virginia Convention

 

Paine - from The Crisis, No. 1

 

Jefferson – from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence

                       

                                    American Romanticism

 

                                    King, Jr. – Letter from Birmingham Jail

 

                                    Gandhi – from On Nonviolent Resistance

 

American Masters

 

                                    Whitman & Dickinson – Selected Readings

 

(Independent Reading, Vocabulary, Author Study, Literary Analysis, Writing Workshop, Research)

 

2nd 6 Weeks             The Rise of Realism

 

Douglass – from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

 

CraneThe Open Boat

 

LondonTo Build a Fire

                       

                                    The Moderns

                                   

                                    Pound, Eliot, Cummings, Frost & Hughes – Selected Poetry

 

                                    Hemingway – Selected Short Story

 

                                    FaulknerA Rose for Emily

 

                                    SteinbeckThe Leader of the People

 

                                    FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

 

(Independent Reading, Vocabulary, Author Study, Literary Analysis, Writing Workshop, Research)

 

                            

3rd 6 Weeks             Contemporary Literature

 

                                    Selected Non-Fiction & Short Stories

                                     

(Independent Reading, Vocabulary, Author Study, Literary Analysis, Writing Workshop, Research Paper/Project/Presentation)

 

** All readings seen on this list are subject to change**

 

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