English 3 examines the works of American writers from the 17th century to the present, introducing students to a wide range of works that give voice to diverse perspectives on being American. Students will study literary and artistic movements, such as classicism, romanticism, naturalism, modernism, and postmodernism. This course also includes intensive work on composition, including college essay style narratives, literary analysis, and other expository forms. The required research paper and speech assignments provide practice in research methods and documentation, MLA compliance, self-expression, and organization skills.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous grade level English
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Randy Shapiro, a veteran English teacher, holds certification in K-12 Special Education from Boston University as well as an MA in Educational Leadership from Lesley College. This is her tenth year at American Heritage, and she has been in education as a teacher, principal, and Special Education Director for 30 years.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.