Grade 11 - English
English III Fundamentals (Credit: 1.00)English III Fundamentals continues to build on the sequential development and integration of communication skills in
four major areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It most specifically focuses on deepening and furthering
students' understanding in the following ways:
Reading reinforces reading comprehension skills by teaching students comprehension techniques for literary
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama; discusses common literary devices; shows students how to analyze,
evaluate, and interpret a text; reinforces awareness of the elements and structure of narrative and expository
prose; guides students through readings of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Hemingway’s The Old Man and
the Sea as well as selections of and excerpts from well‐known poetry and nonfiction pieces.
Writing develops students’ writing skills by teaching about clauses and phrases in sentence structures;
reviews common sentence construction errors and methods for avoiding them; provides practice in standard
and nonstandard English, as well as specialized language use; teaches Greek and Latin roots and prefixes to
enhance vocabulary and spelling skills; expands students’ abilities to write cohesive and coherent expository
prose; gives students the opportunity to develop their abilities in writing literary critiques, personal essays,
poetry, and research papers.
Special Topics incorporates research skills, including Internet, library, and reference material use, throughout