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Grade-11 English III Course Outline

Grade-11 English III Course Outline

1.0 Credit

To help students understand the importance of historic context in literary analysis.

To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To develop students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills so that they may function effectively in any course at university level.

To help students create a body of written work (essay portfolio) that will facilitate the college application process.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being.


  • The student will review and practice grammar and punctuation.
  • The student will develop vocabulary.
  • The student will practice different types of essay writing.
  • The student will read critically, informatively, and for pleasure.

Reading literature and informational texts:

  • vocabulary
  • poetry
  • short stories
  • drama: Macbeth, Oedipus Rex and Antigone
  • novel: The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, and The Awakening
  • non-fiction essays and speeches


  • sentence structure
  • literary anaylsis essay
  • research-based essay

Speaking and Listening:

  • novel: Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein
  • non-fiction essays


  • sentence structure
  • creative writing
  • analysis essays

Speaking and Listening:

  • presentations

Language Usage:

  • writing and editing strategies parts of speech

1- Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Understanding Plagiarism
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources
  • Writing about Literature

2- Language: Logic & Consistency

  • Using the Right Words
  • Write your own Sentence #1
  • Worksheet: Write Your Own Sentence
  • Write your own Sentence #2
  • Write your own Sentence #3
  • Pronoun Reference
  • Assignment: Pronoun reference
  • Dangling modifiers
  • Worksheet: Modifiers
  • Subordination & Coordination
  • Assignment: Subordination & Coordination
  • Parallel Structure
  • Assignment: Parallel structure

3- Writing: Punctuation Review

  • Punctuation Review
  • Worksheet: Punctuation Review

4- Reading Strategies

  • Reading Strategies
  • How to Study and Active Reading
  • Study Different Materials
  • Whole Subject Documents

5- Writing: Transitional Devices

  • Connecting Words
  • Transition Words
  • Assignment: Lesson 5 – Transitional Devices
  • Worksheet: Transitional Words Worksheet
  • Avoid Comma Splices
  • Semicolons
  • Dependent or Subordinate Clause

6- Puritan Influence

  • Puritain legacy
  • Assignment: Puritan Influence on American Literature
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Assignment: Witch trial letter
  • Essay: Witch trial evidence review
  • The Crucible
  • Handout: The Crucible Study Questions
  • Handout: The Crucible
  • Assignment: The Crucible Study Questions
  • Arthur Miller
  • Interpreting Quotations
  • Handout: Interpreting Quotations
  • Assignment: Interpreting Quotations
  • A variation on the topic
  • “Half-hanged Mary”
  • Assignment: The Crucible Poem
  • Worksheet: “Half-hanged Mary”
  • Literary Analysis
  • Handout: Literary Anaylsis outline
  • Assignment: Literary Analysis Outline
  • Assignment: Rough draft
  • Essay: Final Draft
  • Handout: Crucible Exam
  • Assignment: Crucible Exam

7- Research Papers

  • Making Connections
  • Thesis Statements
  • Guide to Writing Research Paper
  • Requirements
  • Procedure
  • Citation Formats
  • Thesis Statement/Outline
  • Sample Outline
  • Previewing, Skimming, Reading
  • Typing the Report
  • Citing Sources
  • Paraphrasing
  • Plagiarism
  • Standard Written English
  • Helpful Hints
  • McCarthyism links
  • Assignment: First Draft
  • Essay: Final Draft

8- Writing: Editing Strategies

  • Editing Strategies
  • Proofreading
  • Organization
  • Usage and Sentence Structure
  • Spelling
  • Worksheet: Editing Strategies Worksheet

9- Analytical Writing Rubric

  • Six Traits Analytical Writing Rubric
  • Worksheet: Analytical Writing Rubric Comprehension

10- Romanticism

  • Romanticism
  • Handout: Romanticism notes
  • Assignment: Romanticism quiz
  • Walt Whitman
  • Assignment: Whitman & Me Scrapbook
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Handout: Scarlet Letter Reading Guide
  • Worksheet: Scarlet Letter Review
  • Scarlet Letter Characters
  • Scarlet Letter Themes
  • Scarlet Letter: Chapter 12 activity
  • Essay: Chapter 12 essay
  • Symbolism Poster
  • Assignment: Symbolism poster
  • Scarlet Letter Final Assessment
  • Handout: Literary Analysis
  • Essay: Final Assessment
  • Transcendentalism
  • Handout: Transcendentalism notes
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Civil Disobedience: Rhetoric
  • Handout: Civil Disobedience questions
  • Assignment: Civil Disobedience questions
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest
  • Worksheet: Civil Disobedience worksheet

11- Listening Comprehension

  • Listening and Evaluating
  • Assignment: Listening Comprehension Assignment

12- Non Verbal Communication

  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Assignment: Non-Verbal Communication Assignment

13- Language: Style & Variety

  • Language Evolution
  • Assignment: Split Infinitives
  • Playing with Style
  • Assignment: Reading Guide
  • Essay: Fable Re-writes

14- Realism & Naturalism

  • Realism & Naturalism
  • Handout: Realism &Naturalsim
  • Assignment: Realism & Naturalism
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Assignment: Women’s Suffrage
  • Women’s Roles at the Turn of the Century
  • Essay: Women’s Roles
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Handout: The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Worksheet: The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Assignment: The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Kate Chopin
  • Handout: The Awakening
  • Essay: The Awakening
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Worksheet: Trifles
  • Essay: Trifles comparison
  • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Worksheet: The Revolt of Mother Worksheet
  • Final Assessment
  • Handout: Literary Analysis Outline
  • Essay: Final Assessment

15- Modernism

  • Modernism
  • Assignment: Modernism quiz
  • Life in the 1920s
  • Assignment: Life in the 1920s reflection
  • Robert Frost
  • Assignment: Reading Robert Frost
  • Assignment: Poem Presentation
  • Assignment: Audio
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Assignment: Harlem Renaissance quiz
  • Assignment: Langston Hughes
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Gatsby Activities
  • Handout: Gatsby Study Questions
  • Handout: Gatsby Final Assessment Handout
  • Essay: Gatsby: Reading Strategies
  • Assignment: Gatsby Study Questions
  • Essay: Character Essay
  • Final Assessment
  • Essay: Final Assessment

16- Minority Literature

  • Other Voices in American Literature
  • Other Voices assignment #1
  • Essay: Assignment 1
  • Other Voices assignment #2
  • Assignment: Assignment 2
  • Other Voices assignment #3
  • Assignment: Assignment 3
  • Native American Literature links
  • Latino American Literature links
  • Asian American Literature links
  • African American Literature links
  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test

17- Course Survey

  • Course Survey
  • Handout: Course Survey
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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