English 3 (CP) (132)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 2.
5 Credits - Full Year - Grade 11

Completion of a summer reading assignment is required for this course.  
While English 3 is designed for students to build upon question strands that emerge from those examined in grades 9 and 10, this junior-year course will also emphasize, but not be limited to, the study of a variety of American literary works.  Units are also centered upon questions that represent some of our country’s major concerns over the past two hundred years.  These include: How do time and place affect our thinking?  Is “liberty and justice” attainable for all? What makes a good citizen? and What makes something beautiful?  Each thematic unit will contain literature in each genre – novel, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and short story – spanning the history of our nation.  As with the preceding grade levels, each unit will also be accompanied with practice in a particular writing genre, study of a specific literary element, and opportunities to develop and perform various oral speaking tasks.