Course Syllabus

Contact Information:

Instructor’s Name: Scarlett Shannon Room 611

Email: Telephone: 919-494-2332, Ext. 295

Course Description: English III is a course designed to read, discuss, write, and learn about American Literature. Throughout the course, you will be assigned passages that will be read together in class, and independently. In addition, you will receive vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation instruction, review, and assessments.

Tutoring and Makeup Tests/Assignments: Available weekly, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition to the expectations contained in the Student Code of Conduct Handbook, students are expected to attend class regularly, submit assignments on time (Late assignments will not be accepted with the exception of an emergency situation. Please discuss privately outside of class), communicate with the instructor, monitor grades, and participate in group discussions and projects.

Cell Phones School Policy:

  • Cell phones and other personal electronic devices (not included in 1-to-1) are prohibited from being used in the classroom during instructional time.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices may not, at any time, disrupt the learning environment for the teacher or other students.
  • NO Bluetooth/Wireless speakers are allowed at any time on campus. This includes before and after school hours.
  • The school day at FHS will be defined as beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m.

Course materials: Students will use textbooks provided by the school and approved websites and PDF materials accessed through the use of the school provided Chromebooks.

Grading Policy: Students will be provided with an opportunity to demonstrate their level of proficiency through the administration of weekly quizzes, unit tests, novel tests/projects, classwork/discussions, and homework.  The county policy is as follows:

Tests 40% of the overall grade per reporting period

Homework/Classwork 30% of the overall grade per reporting period

Quizzes 30% of the overall grade per reporting period

Semester Grade (Overall Course Grade) is calculated as follows:

40% each reporting period and 20% final exam

The course units are as follows:

  1. Encounters and Foundations to 1800                           
  2. American Romanticism 1800-1860
  3. American Masters: Whitman and Dickinson
  4. The Rise of Realism: The Civil War to 1914
  5. The Moderns: 1914-1939
  6. 1939-Present

In addition to the reading above, students will be responsible for two novels.


I, ________________________________(student) have received a copy of the English III syllabus.  I am aware that a digital copy of the syllabus is available on the teacher’s Canvas page and is accessible to both parent and student. I understand that my learning, and my grades, are a team effort. I agree to communicate with my instructor and parent and to complete work on time and as assigned.


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I am the parent of the above-referenced student and I acknowledge receipt of the English III syllabus. I am aware that a digital copy of the syllabus is available on the teacher’s Canvas page and is accessible to both parent and student. I agree to communicate with the instructor and share my concerns throughout the semester. I am aware that tutoring and makeup sessions are held on Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  


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I am the teacher of the above-referenced student. I agree to communicate with student and parent regarding student’s progress throughout the semester. I agree to input grades regularly into our grading system so both student and parent are aware of student’s most recent grades. I agree to be available to meet with students and parents at a mutually agreed upon date and time.


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