English 3B is a survey of different literary genres with a focus on
American authors in particular. It is designed not only to foster an
appreciation of American literature but also to provide a structure for
productive and creative questioning of human nature and motivations. We
will follow the "rabbit trail" through a wide variety of works,
including journal entries, short stories, poems, novels, expository
texts, creative nonfiction, and presidential debates. In particular, we
will stress how the historical texts wrestle with matters that are still
relevant today and must be read with a critical, yet open, mind. This
course should be a challenging and enriching experience for you as you
continue your journey to further your education and expand your
Required Textbook & Materials:
Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures—American Literature, Student Edition.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This course is recommended for students in 11th grade.