English III Syllabus

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English III American Literature

Bartlesville High School 2015-2016

Mrs. Hendrix


Course Description

English III exposes students to some of the significant works and ideas of American writers. You will read a variety of genres from novels to poetry, short fiction to non-fiction informational text. In addition, you will write a variety of texts, including (but not limited to) analytical and argumentative essays, presentations and projects.

Contact and Information:

[email protected]

Course Supplies

- 3 Prong folder - College-Rule Paper - Composition book - CHOOSE 2: 1 box of Kleenex, 1 bottle of Hand Sanitizer, 1 dozen pencils, Package of highlighters - Pen/Pencil, highlighters * You will be expected to have your notebook and supplies for class each day.

FOOD AND DRINK POLICY Food and drink __________________ during class as long as they do not become a ___________________________________ and you clean up your ___________________. This privilege may be revoked at any time, for individuals or full classes who abuse it, at the teacher's discretion. MUSIC POLICY When you are working on independent practice activities in class, you are allowed to listen to music, provided they follow the guidelines listed below:   - You must use ________________________ for listening to personal music, leaving _________ earbud out so all teacher instruction can be heard. - You must use your phone/iPod for music only; no playing with it repeatedly. YouTube will NOT work for this! You must have music/app that will allow you to push play and put your phone in your pocket.


As stated in the student handbook, cell phone use is permitted during passing times and lunch. During class, phones must be turned _______ or __________________.   Phones must be__________________________________, unless the teacher gives specific permission to allow phone use.  THIS IS YOUR WARNING!

Bring Supplies by:


1. Be _____________. 2. Be _____________.   3. Be _____________. 4. Be _________.   5. Be _________.

English III American Literature - 2016-2017

Mrs. Hendrix

Treat everyone with proper consideration, regardless of whether he/she is in the classroom at the time. Use respectful language, in writing as well as in discussions. Show respect for your environment by keeping the classrooms clean and neat.     Arrive at class on time and with all necessary materials. Complete assignments on time, ask questions when necessary, and stay aware of deadlines. Be prepared for the start of class each day. Do what is right, regardless of what everyone else in class is doing.     Conduct yourself as a mature, well-mannered young adult. Think before speaking, and make sure all contributions to the class dialogue are meaningful and pertinent. Take care of personal business when the time is appropriate. Use your privileges wisely.   Participate to the fullest extent that you can. Stay awake. Take part in discussions. Ask  questions. Answer questions. Stay on task. Take notes. Keep your head up. Do your  homework. Use class time efficiently. Listen. Watch. Participate.   Do your own work. Do not cheat, and do not plagiarize. Do not attempt to  sneak around the rules. Avoid inventing excuses to cover up for your  mistakes. Accept consequences for your mistakes, and learn from them.

In order for each student to feel safe and comfortable in my classroom, a positive and respectful attitude is expected of all students, this includes respecting others’ thoughts, work, feelings, and individuality. If a student does not demonstrate positive behavior, I will visit with him/her and we will try to resolve the issue together. If this proves unsuccessful, students will call their parent at home or work and explain their behavior. The third offense will be a disciplinary report to the office. Any negative behavior that continues will result in a conference with the student, parent(s)/guardian(s), the teacher, and a principal.


1. Writing and Grammar Workshop 2. The Puritan Tradition & The Crucible 3. An Emerging Nation: Writers of the Revolution 4. American Romanticism



1. Rise of Realism 2. Regionalism & Rationalism 3. Modernism & The Great Gatsby 4. Contemporary Literature and Of Mice & Men

Each Unit Will Include:

Research, writing, grammar, literary terms, and vocabulary

Possible Novels/Plays for the Year:

The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, The Great Gatsby

Grading Policy

English III American Literature - 2015-2016

Mrs. Hendrix

1. Check the Assignment Folders or the website for assignments you missed while absent. 2. If you have questions, see me during bell work or advisory. 3. Assignment due the day you miss = due when you return 4. Assignments you missed = due 2 days after you return

Late assignments will receive a grade of 50% if they are completed according to the directions. Please notify me of any extenuating circumstances that interferes with your ability to complete your work on time.

I want you to be successful and I will work with you, but it is your responsibility to make the arrangements necessary for your success.



Class participation is an expectation! You will be asked to participate in discussion, give presentations, and read aloud. Refusal to participate WILL negatively impact your grade!

It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to make up the assignment.

Make-Up Work

I do not give extra-credit assignments. However, I will give extra-credit points on assignments that have exceeded the requirements set forth. This will be explained in advance. If you think you may need extra credit, take advantage of credit offered.

Extra Credit:

Concerns? Talk to me during tutorial.

English III

American Literature

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