English III<br />Course Introduction<br />
Me<br />Mr. Del Muro<br />Sixth year at Bishop Amat (Graduated in 1996 from Amat)<br />B.A. from Cal State Fullerton<br />...
Contact Information<br />E-mail: mdelmuro@bishopamat.org (It’s on my phone and iPad, so I’ll be available pretty much all ...
About the Course<br />American literature means you’ll only read works from American authors. That means no Shakespeare, o...
The novels<br />Of the novels we read, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger...
Other Materials<br />Be sure to bring your literature book and your vocabulary book EVERY DAY unless being told explicitly...
My Expectations<br />You are all close to being adults. Act like it.<br />Bring all of your material – this is minimum eff...
Other rules<br />No cell phones. No iPods. Don’t ask.<br />No food. No drinks other than water.<br />All personal belongin...
Remember…<br />In 24 months, you will be in college. It’s time to stop relying on teachers or parents and it’s time to sta...
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English III - Course Introduction

  1. 1. English III<br />Course Introduction<br />
  2. 2. Me<br />Mr. Del Muro<br />Sixth year at Bishop Amat (Graduated in 1996 from Amat)<br />B.A. from Cal State Fullerton<br />Master’s of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California<br />Worked for two-plus years as a journalist before becoming a teacher<br />
  3. 3. Contact Information<br />E-mail: mdelmuro@bishopamat.org (It’s on my phone and iPad, so I’ll be available pretty much all day)<br />Phone: (626) 962-2495, Ext. 5810<br />Publications Office (second door on the left in the Faculty House)<br />
  4. 4. About the Course<br />American literature means you’ll only read works from American authors. That means no Shakespeare, or any other Brits.<br />We’ll start with pre-American works (Native American and colonial writing) and work to modern-day American authors. <br />
  5. 5. The novels<br />Of the novels we read, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger are on both Time Magazine’s and BBC’s 100 best novels of all time list.<br />The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered Mark Twain’s most famous work and The Crucible is one of the most relatable works you’ll ever read (despite the fact that it takes place in 17th Century America). <br />
  6. 6. Other Materials<br />Be sure to bring your literature book and your vocabulary book EVERY DAY unless being told explicitly that you won’t need it.<br />Don’t ask for pens, pencils, or sheets of paper. Bring your own materials.<br />
  7. 7. My Expectations<br />You are all close to being adults. Act like it.<br />Bring all of your material – this is minimum effort.<br />Don’t ask to use the restroom. You are not seven years old and will not pee your pants if I tell you no.<br />Respect your classmates. COMPLETELY.<br />Respect me too. I will respect you.<br />
  8. 8. Other rules<br />No cell phones. No iPods. Don’t ask.<br />No food. No drinks other than water.<br />All personal belongings, except for materials needed for class, must be kept under your desk.<br />I generally do not allow make-up work except for absent students. However, I will allow extra credit for extra work.<br />
  9. 9. Remember…<br />In 24 months, you will be in college. It’s time to stop relying on teachers or parents and it’s time to start relying on yourself. <br />

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