English 3 @ Independence High School

Students in English 3 will produce essays of various types and purposes, including essays written under the pressure of a specific time limit. A survey and critical analysis of American Literature will be covered in this course. Formal oral presentations on research topics will be part of the course of study. Special preparation for SAT and other college entrance tests will be included.

This English course includes the refinement of speaking skills, the writing of essays (argumentation, persuasion, analysis), the development of precision and variety in style, and an intensive study of major works of American Literature.

This course satisfies one year of the East Side Union High School District's English requirement. This course satisfies one year of the English requirement at University of California and California State University.


Core Novels

Required Literature: The Great Gatsby and The Scarlet Letter

Novel Checkout Schedule 2009-2010

The Great Gatsby
The Scarlet Letter

Grade-Level Literature Options: Teachers will also select a minimum of three works from the following list to supplement the required literature selections:

The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Death of a Salesman
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Black Boy
East of Eden
Rain of Gold
Catfish and Mandala
A Farewell to Arms
The Red Badge of Courage
The Grapes of Wrath
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Crucible
Invisible Man
The Woman Warrior
The Things They Carried
My Antonia
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water


Click to download the English 3 Curriculum Map as a .pdf file


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Comparison/Contrast Essay Multimedia Exhibit Short Story
Critical Review Persuasion Storytelling
Eyewitness Report Reflective Essay  
Literary Interpretation Research Report  

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Click image to download the English 3 Essential Standards as a .pdf file