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GCHS Musketeers
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Jason Smith, Principal
Craig Wilburn, Assistant Principal
Eric Keeton, Assistant Principal
196 Musketeer Drive
Greenup, KY 41144

English III

What Will We Be Learning?

Just like many other English courses, we will be learning how to get the most out of reading, and make the most of our writing. This class will help you better understand a variety of texts, and become a better writer.

Second Nine Weeks

We kicked off this nine weeks with figurative language. While this can be a tricky topic, we had quite a bit of fun coming up with our own examples of metaphor, simile, onomotopeia, alliteration, and idioms. We also began to discuss tragic and comic endings, and why an author might choose a particular beginning and ending. To solidify they're understanding of author's choice, the students began creating a story of their own. After writing each piece of the story, the students justified their choices. To become even more powerful writers, we spent some time working on grammar. This information will come in handy on the ACT!

What Standards Have We Covered?

RL.11-12.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

RI. 11-12.2: Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.

RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.

RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings.

RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

RL. 11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

L.11-12.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of the convention of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.11-12.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

W.11-12.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

W.11-12.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

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