English III

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    General Information
    Description
    In this course, students will study American literature and write compositions, continuing to develop language skills essential for future success,
    as with previous levels of English. Students will be exposed to literary forms such as the short story, the novel, drama, poetry, and nonfiction
    texts. The student will develop his or her language skills by learning to adapt his or her writing skills to a variety of purposes. The course will
    also focus on grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary development to improve the student's reading, writing, and speaking abilities.
    Goals
    Students will…
     read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual
    evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text;
     determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and
    ideas;
     analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text;
     interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative
    meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone;
     analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a
    section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole;
     assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text;
     integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well
    as in words;
     delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the
    relevance and sufficiency of the evidence;
     analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the
    approaches the authors take; and
     read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
    Student objectives are based on the South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts:
    https://ed.sc.gov/scde-grant- opportunities/documents/FinalVersion-EnglishLanguageArtsStandards.pdf