English III Semester 1

 English III Semester 1
  • Recommended Grade Level: 11
  • Course Credits: 0.5
  • Course Price: $299.00

Course Overview:

Acquire the language, reading, writing, and speaking/listening skills necessary for success in college, career, and beyond. Become a critical reader and thinker as you dive deeply into the texts presented throughout this course. You will learn how to effectively research and integrate your findings, as well as cite your sources.


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • understand course features
  • know the important parts of a lesson
  • understand pace, academic integrity, and how to be successful in an online class
  • know the materials and requirements specific to this course

Required Materials:

You will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Current minimum Flash Player
  • Disk space on your computer as well as external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Printer

Honor Students


  • The Taming of the Shrew by Williams Shakespeare

There are three novels to choose from. You will be required to read the one you choose in its entirety before you can complete the Segment One Honors Exam.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

This course requires a lot of writing and students will be required to edit drafts and submit both drafts as well as final versions. Please be sure to save all your writing work in a separate folder on your laptop or computer.

Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.



Segment I

Module 01: Interpreting Literature

  • Module One Pretest
  • Interpretations with American Drama
  • Interpretations with Shakespearean Drama
  • Using Context Clues to Make Meaning
  • Denotations and Connotations
  • 19th Century Foundations of American Literature
  • Module One Post-Test
  • Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 02: Informative Writing

  • Module Two Checklist
  • Citing Textual Evidence
  • Analyzing Effectiveness
  • Integrating and Evaluating Sources
  • Thesis Statements
  • Creating an Outline
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Developing Body Paragraphs
  • Writing an Effective Conclusion

Module 03: Narrative Writing

  • Module Three Checklist
  • Making Inferences
  • Determining Themes
  • Analyzing Author's Choice
  • Establishing Narration
  • Writing Narrative Introductions
  • Writing Narrative Body Paragraphs
  • Revising the Narrative Essay
  • The Narrative Essay Final Draft
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment One Exam

Module 04: Novel Study (For Honors - DO NOT UNHIDE)

  • Module Four Honors Checklist
  • Choose Your Novel
  • Identify Theme
  • Developing Theme
  • Writing About Theme
  • Segment One Exam Honors

Segment Il

Module 05: Understanding Poetry

  • Module Five Pretest
  • Hyphenation and Syntax
  • Reading Poetry
  • The Art of Language
  • Understanding 20th Century Poetry
  • Analyzing 20th Century Poetry
  • 20th Century Poetry Presentation
  • Module Five Post-Test
  • Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 06: Analyzing History

  • Module Six Pretest
  • Analyzing Language
  • Evaluating a Speech
  • Evaluate Reasoning
  • Analyzing Purpose
  • Evaluating Rhetoric
  • Gathering Information
  • Integrating Information
  • Module Six Post-Test
  • Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 07: Argument Writing

  • Module Seven Checklist
  • Evaluating a Speaker
  • Establishing Argument Writing
  • Developing a Claim
  • Introductions in Argument Writing
  • Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Writing an Argument
  • Conclusions in Argument Writing
  • Revising Arguments
  • Argument Essay Draft
  • Presenting an Argument
  • Segment Two Exam

Module 08: Shakespeare Study – Honors

  • Module Eight Honors Checklist
  • Analyzing Author's Language
  • Analyzing Plot
  • Analyzing Personal Style
  • Writing About Relevance
  • Segment Two Exam Honors

Awards, Approvals, and Accreditation

  • inc-1500
  • Cognia Advanced
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • National col-2dot4legiate Athletic Association
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
  • Washington OSPI
  • University of California