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     English 3


    English III 


    Rahway High School Ms. D. Maller

    Course Description:

    This British Literature based course will provide the structure and environment to establish and enhance the development students to enter into their senior year.  The course focus is on British Literature.  Students will read, understand and learn how to use rhetorical analysis in both reading and writing.  Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and utilize these skills throughout the course.



    Holt, Rineholt, Winston  Elements of Literature sixth course Literature of Britain,

    Various novels, short stories, poems and articles including but not limited to the following:


    Origins of Heroism/Heroes, Monsters and War:

    Major Work: Beowulf

    Additional Work: from The Canterbury Tales (selections)

    Poetry: Anglo-Saxon Riddles 

    Nonfiction: Anglo-Saxon 


    Mankind and its Monsters


    Major Work: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley  Pride and Prejudiced Jane Austin

    Poetry: from "An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope" (p. 524)

    Poetry: from Paradise Lost (Book 10)

    Nonfiction: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)

    Nonfiction: HSPA Persuasive Reading- "I Don't Like Green Eggs and Ham" 


    Things Are Not what They Seem: Examining Paradox, Oxymoron and Irony


    Major Work: Macbeth 

    Poetry: "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen (p. 929)

    Nonfiction: "The Tragedy of Macbeth: The Sources of the Play"


    Ireland and Britain


    Major Work: Pride and Prejudiced - Jane Austin; Frankenstein  Shelly

    Poetry: "The Wild Swans at Coole" by William Butler Yeats (p. 982)

    Short Story: "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell

    “When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys”
    George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant


    Nonfiction: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1912401,00.html


    Honors English/ and CP  – Language Truth and Memory

    Major Work: 1984

    Nonfiction: "On Keeping a Notebook" by Joan Didion

    Poetry: "Sonnet 130" by William Shakespeare 

    Nonfiction/Narrative:  Narrative Reading - "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name" by James Lincoln Collier

    Nonfiction:"This Photo Is Lying to You" by Rob Haggart [Outside, September 2009]

    Outside reading-  Reading Independently


    Test Preparation:

    Students will spend time each week for preparation of the PARCC  exam and SAT/ACT .  In addition, students will explore the AP exam through practice and discussion.

    Course Requirements:

    Students will be responsible to have completed all reading assignments when given. Worksheets, quizzes and tests will be one component of assessment.

    Students will complete several essays/projects/ self directed experience assignments.

    Students – Honors will create personal portfolios which will include at least one assignment from each theme studied.  The portfolios will be 20% part of the midterm and final test grade.  

    Homework assignment s will be given daily and posted on the homework web site.

    Grading Policy

    Homework /class work 40%

    Participation/behavior 10%

    Assessment (Tests and quizzes, projects   50%                     


    Class participation and discussions are encouraged.  This will be a crucial element of the Pre AP class.  It is preferred that final drafts are typed and the student makes one additional copy for themselves (especially if it will be included in their personal portfolios).


Ms. Debra MAller



Degrees and Certifications:

BA Long Ilsand University MA MAryGrove University- MAT Kean University- Certification for Holocaust/Genocide Education

Ms. Debra MAller

Ms Maller is in room 108

Period 2- English III


Period 4- Holocaust/Genocide

Pedior 5 - Study Hall

Period 6,7,9  English III 

Ms Maller has been teaching at RHS for 18years.  Feel free to contact via email dmaller@rahway.net


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