English III American Literature 2012/2013
Mt. Pleasant High School Room 102
Gina Crouch firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Descriptions: This course will examine important pieces of American literature from our nation’s infancy to present. Students will understand and respond critically to texts from a variety of American writers. In accordance with state mandates, assignments will be aligned with 2012/2013 English Language Arts TEKS.
Grading: Daily assignments are 40% of your total grade, while tests and projects are 60%. All major tests and projects are due on the assigned due dates, no exceptions. If you are absent, you will have the number of days absent to make up daily assignments. Projects (including research assignments) are due the day of return from your absence. Also, everything is posted on the class website, and you will be able to turn in assignments from home.
We will respect ourselves and others
Be prepared for class (you’re in 11th grade, I will not provide materials for you)
Be in our seats and working on board assignment at the bell
Be given two restroom passes each six weeks (worth five points of extra credit)
Late work will not be accepted (again, you are in 11th grade)
BYOD bring your own device. Tablets, laptops, and smartphones are permitted for online materials
Plagiarism policy set by MPHS is strictly enforced
2 pocket folders with brads (second and sixth six weeks)
Flash drive is recommended, but not required
An open mind
Projected Course Outline:
Unit One A: A Nation Emerges
Literary Terms Review
Early American Literature
Unit One B: The Art of Persuasion and Argument
Rhetorical Terms Review
Unit Two: Romanticism
Unit Three: Interpreting Personae as Readers and Writers
Parrot in the Oven
Tears of a Tiger
Unit Four: Satire
Excerpts from Huckleberry Finn
Unit Four: World of Imagination
Appeals in Media
Your child will not be given a textbook, it is online at my.hrw.com. They will receive a username and password to access their student account.
Please feel free to visit this site anytime. I will have a class calendar posted for assignments and due dates.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (903) 575-2020 ext. 1162
Parent/Guardian signature with email or phone number