English III<br />English III is a full-credit course, consisting of two half credits in Segments 1 and 2<br />You may be enrolled in Segment 1, Segment 2, or both<br />Each segment is designed to take 18 weeks at the traditional pace, or 36 weeks for the full credit<br />Each segment has a pre-test. Do your best so that we may accurately assess your strengths and weaknesses!<br />
Honors Anyone<br />There are honors lessons at the end of each module.<br />Honors credit is based on a 4.5 grading scale and worth the effort!<br />Once you’re enrolled, read about the extra required reading in Course Information and if you’re interested in taking the class for Honors credit, let me know before the end of your grace period.<br />If you are not going to take honors please submit those assignments saying you are not taking honors and we will exempt you. <br />
English III – American Lit.<br />In English III, we study American literature from the Colonial period to the present. <br />We study the literature within the context of the time period in which it was created, so you will study both literature and history.<br />Sem. 2<br />Sem. 1<br />Hemingway<br />Jack London<br />Bradstreet<br />Civil War<br />Vietnam<br />Emerson<br />Faulkner<br />Jefferson<br />Poe<br />present<br />1492<br />The theme of the course is organized around a newspaper, so you will also learn about being a reporter, the different elements of a newspaper, etc.<br />
Required Books<br />You will need To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for Module 6<br />You will need The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for Module 7<br />
Things that drive English teachers crazy!<br />Please capitalize properly for everything you submit! <br />Proper nouns: Names of people, places, and things that are unique i.e. The Declaration of Independence<br />Proper pronouns: I is always capitalized when it stands alone!!!<br />The beginning of every sentence.<br />Please write complete sentences! <br />Complete sentence format includes the question in the answer. For example, when it says, “Describe in detail Prospero's plan for escaping the epidemic.” You need to answer, “Prospero's plan for escaping the epidemic was…..” <br />
Why we want you to use complete sentences!<br />Turnitin.com is based on the words matching everything on the internet.<br />If you get rid of the directions and write in complete sentence format the match is MUCH lower.<br />
Complete sentences<br />Example of how to get a high %<br />You submit the directions, question, and your answer. (You don’t want this!)<br />(Directions)<br />Answer the next five questions in complete sentence format. <br />9 words<br />(Question) 1. Describe Prospero’s plan to escape the plague in detail. <br /> 9 words<br />(Your answer) lock himself up <br /> 3 words<br />18 words match inter-net sources = 70% <br />3 words original<br />Example of how to get a low %<br />You submit just your answer in complete sentence format.<br />Prince Prospero decided to lock himself and a 1,000 noble friends into the castle and have a masquerade ball when the plague came through his town.<br />2 words match inter-net sources<br />18 words original<br />= 1% <br />
Modules in Motion<br />This is an awesome tool to powerhouse through your lessons! <br />MnM are lessons taught in an elluminate room by live teachers!<br />Look at the schedule and go into a classroom (segment 1 or segment 2) at the right time and day.<br />A live teacher is in the virtual classroom and will teach the lesson! We go through the questions and discuss the concepts of the lesson. <br />You can get 4-6 lessons done one sitting a week.<br />Each week at that same time and day the class will do the next module.<br />Example: Monday at 7pm is module 1; next Monday at 7pm will be module 2.<br />
The schedule looks like this.<br />Each week- same time; new module<br />
MnM lessons are in the elluminate classroom-<br />Setting up your audio on your computer so you can hear and speak for an <br />elluminate session! <br />Audio Set Up Utility<br />Tools Audio Set up Audio<br />If you do not have a microphone, use the chat area located at the bottom left corner of the screen.<br />
Your Responsibilities<br />To stay active in English III you must:<br />Access the course and submit the minimum number of assignments each week (usually two to three on the traditional pace)<br />Fulfill communication requirements – monthly phone calls and <br /> discussion based assessments<br />
Discussion based Assessments<br />At the ends of modules 1, 2, 4, and 6<br />Call a teacher when you get there, no need to set up an appointment.<br />Do not skip over oral components they are a requirement!<br />Might want to review notes before calling -- you won’t be asked to remember specific dates or places, but you should be comfortable talking about the authors<br />and lessons in the module. <br />
Technical Problems?<br />Submit a help ticket at <br />http://help.flvs.net<br />Speak directly to tech <br />support: 1-866-322-8324<br />Remember!! Let us know as soon as you can about any technical problems so that we don’t issue a no contact letter and begin withdrawing you from the course.<br />It’s a good idea to print out our contact information or have it written down so it’s not trapped in your computer if there is an emergency!<br />
Academic Integrity<br />In registering for this class, you agree to submit your own authentic work, not borrowed from another student or another source without giving them credit<br />FLVS policy is you may be removed from the course if you don’t abide by this policy<br />We use programs like turnitin.com to verify that you work is your own<br />
Important things to remember!<br />Stay active…do 2-3 lessons per week!<br />Monthly calls are required<br />Grace period is 28 days from being activated<br />You must be in the semester at least 14 days in order to have a grade issued.<br />Watch how you write…always in your own words!<br />
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