English 3 provides instruction in the Language Arts strands of reading process, literary analysis, writing process, writing applications, communication, and information and media literacy. Composition instruction includes frequent practice in writing various types of multi-paragraph papers, including documented papers/projects. Referencing and summarizing skills will be stressed as well as all phases of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). This study will include the analysis of representative examples of American literary works in various genres, as they illustrate distinctive national qualities and the ethnic and cultural diversity of the American experience. Vocabulary, grammar, and usage are studied in conjunction with literature and writing. Listening, speaking, researching, and writing assignments are related to the study of American literature. Technology is incorporated into all aspects of the course.
Prerequisite: English 2.