English 3

Course Description:
What does it say? English 3 guides students into exploring and evaluating literature and employing literary techniques in their own writing. Students learn to examine all communication based upon known truth and evaluate it against the truths of God’s Word. In this course, students explore American and Shakespearean plays, explore informational texts, perform close reading, analyze the historical and cultural significance of poetry, analyze rhetorical devices, and research and write argumentative pieces. Along the way, they discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. The goal is for students to be thorough, accurate, and compelling in their writing as they reflect truth.

Recommended Prerequisites:
English 1 and 2

Grade Level:
11th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
Students are required to choose from a list of novels. List of these novels can be found by viewing the demo course and reviewing the Course Information area.