WELCOME to Moore's Classroom
English III, American Literature
This year we will build upon skills learned in previous years while diving into American literature. We will read a lot, write, research, speak, present, and listen in order to build critical thinking skills and learn to be more independent learners. We will connect the purpose of early authors within their audiences and begin to understand how the written word shaped our current culture. Our goals are to feel confident in our efforts and abilities while taking responsibility for our own learning, growing our vocabulary, and possibly becoming more empathetic humans in the process.
Students and parents may contact me any time at email@example.com. I will respond as soon as appropriately convenient. Please understand LISD is unable to send or receive emails from @yahoo and @aol accounts. All school work may be accessed through Canvas . Please be proactive about missed work when absent and check our lesson plans and Virtual Space in Canvas (linked to my home page).
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LESSON PLANS for are updated regularly. Students (or parents with their student's LISD email) may access course assignments and notes any time on Canvas!
7:55-8:40 1st - English III
8:44-9:29 2nd - English III
9:33-10:18 3rd - Yearbook
10:22-10:45 4th - Academic Period
10:49-11:34 5th - Conference
11:38-12:04 "A" LUNCH
12:08-12:53 6th - English III
12:57-1:42 7th - English III
1:46-2:31 8th - English III
2:35-3:20 9th - English III
Tutorials are Tues 7:30a.m., Th/W 3:25-4:00p.m., and Friday by appointment. Students may attend tutorials by any English teacher, please let me know if that happens.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES -
*functional writing utensil
*notebook or folder of your choice designated for English III
*loose paper for occasionally turned-in assignments
*charged Chromebook & charger
*book for SSR (sustained silent reading) EVERYDAY
*highlighters any colors
RULES for YOUR success!
*keep cell phones put away
*be prepared for each class
*turn in work on time
*use your OWN brain (this is HUGE - all cheaters get zeros)
*be fully present
*get help when needed! -- you may attend ANY English teacher’s tutorials or request to meet with me during Virtual Conference period if asynchronous!
EXTRA CREDIT FOR ENGLISH III
EXTRA CREDIT is offered each 9 weeks, but you have to "be extra" to receive it. Mastering the task earns you 10 TEST POINTS on any test throughout the entire year. However, your gain is debatable, so be ready to advocate for your work the best that you can. Extra credit opportunities are also posted on the classroom bulletin boards.
3rd 9 Weeks -- DUE FRIDAY 2/24
Find a poem about some aspect of leadership. If it is at least 12 lines, you may read it. Otherwise, it must be recited from memory. Your task is to stand on a desk and present the poem with feeling in a way which might inspire your peers and teachers, alike! Mastering it (full 10 points) means Moore will bring in students &/or teachers from other classrooms to be inspired.
New this year for English III - Students who give a casual talk on the SSR book they finish will earn 5 TEST POINTS. They must offer discussion with peers who will ask questions. This can be done ANY time a book is finished throughout the year.