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English 3

Miss Abena Ntoso

Syllabus
Study Units

Fall Semester

    Introduction: Week of 8/16-8/17

    Unit 1: Storytelling & Memoir

  1. Week of 8/20-8/24
  2. Week of 8/27-8/31
  3. Week of 9/4-9/7
  4. Week of 9/10-9/14
  5. Week of 9/17-9/21
  6. Week of 9/24-9/28

    Unit 2: Intro to American Literature

  7. Week of 10/1-10/5
  8. Week of 10/8-10/12
  9. Week of 10/15-10/19
  10. Week of 10/22-10/26
  11. Week of 10/29-11/2
  12. Week of 11/5-11/9

    Unit 3: Exam Prep, Portfolios & Writing Workshop

  13. Week of 11/12-11/16
    Week of 11/19-11/23: Thanksgiving Break
  14. Week of 11/26-11/30
  15. Week of 12/3-12/7
  16. Week of 12/10-12/14
  17. Week of 12/17-12/21
  18. Week of 12/24-12/28: Winter Break
  19. Week of 12/31-1/4: Winter Break

Spring Semester

Week of 8/16-8/17

Class Intro

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Handouts & Helpful Resources

Question: Do we have to write in complete sentences?
Short Answer: Yes. Always. Graphic Answer

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Week of 8/20-8/24

Elements of Storytelling

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Handouts & Helpful Resources

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Unit 1: Storytelling & Memoir

Week of 8/27-8/31

Understanding Details, Context, and Textual Evidence

Details
Essential Questions
Annotation
Evidence

Agenda

Required Reading

Reading for English Learners (in Spanish)

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 9/4-9/7

Writing Process

Writing Process

Agenda

Our Classroom

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 9/10-9/14

Memoir Novels, Revision and Editing

Peer Editing

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 9/17-9/21

Context and Literary Analysis

Literary Analysis
Literary Terms

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 9/24-9/28

Intro to Comparative Literature

Questions Quote
Literature Questions and Answers

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Assignments Due

Required Journal Responses

Helpful Resources

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Unit 2: American Literature

Week of 10/1-10/5

Introduction to American Literature

Why Study American Literature
Research Methods Anchor Chart

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 10/8-10/12

Introduction to American Literature, cont'd

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 10/15-10/19

Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Reading
Reading

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 10/22-11/26

Author's Craft

Literary Terms

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Week of 10/29-11/2

Literary Analysis: Explicit vs. Implicit Meaning

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Weeks of 11/5-11/9

Thesis Statements & Analysis Writing

Agenda

Required Reading

Vocabulary

Required Journal Responses

Assignments Due

Helpful Resources

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Unit 3: Exam Prep, Portfolios & Writing Workshop

Week of 11/12-11/16

STAAR & SAT Writing Test Prep

STAAR Essay

Agenda