Syllabus for 11th Grade

Syllabus for English III Selena Smith

Tests/Projects/Essays = 50%

Day book Checks/homework/quizzes = 50%

Tests on large works count twice such as The Crucible.



Native American:

          “Walum Olum” by Delaware tribe

          “Calling One’s Own” – Ojibwa tribe

          “Come With Me Now” – White Deer of Autumn

          “Listen! Rain Approaches” by Navajo

          “Indian Father’s Plea” by Medicine Grizzlybear



          “A Description of New England” by John Smith

          “Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford

          Colonial Advertisement project

          Colonial Ad Reflection writing task



          “Huswifery” by Edward Taylor

          “Upon the Burning of our House” by Anne Bradstreet

          “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards

          “Beauty of the World” by Jonathan Edwards



          Autobiography of Ben Franklin

          “Speech to the Virginia Convention” by Patrick Henry



          “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving

          “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

          “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe

          Moby Dick by Herman Melville (movie version)

          “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

          “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

          “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

          “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant



          “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson




          Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Chapter 1

          “Of My Bondage and My Freedom” by Frederick Douglass

          “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin

          “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

          “Reading the River” by Mark Twain



          “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty

          Robert Frost


Harlem Renaissance

          Langston Hughes works

          “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar



          The Crucible by Arthur Miller

          Maya Angelou works

          “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” by Martin Gansberg



Research Paper (minimum of 6 pages)

Letter to John Smith

Crucible Character essay

Advertisement Reflection


Analysis paragraph writing in preparation for NC Final Exam

Poetry analysis

Cause/Effect essay using Moby Dick


Other activities as well such as grammar, oral presentations, hands-on activities, etc.

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