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English III

The Beekman School's Third Year English Class for Juniors

This class will examine a variety of texts, both American and international.  Titles may include any of the following: Daisy Miller by Henry James; Richard III by William Shakespeare; Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe; Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; modern American poetry; Herland by Charlotte Gilman; After Midnight by Irmgard Keun; and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston. At the end of the year, time permitting, we'll do a woodcut novel by Lynd Ward.

In this class we also write a variety of papers, from a personal essay to papers defending points of view on controversial issues to an 11-page research paper using scholarly sources. We review grammar, focusing especially on issues with which students are struggling.

Students are graded on pop quizzes and homework assignments, tests, papers, and participation, which is expected of every student, whether or not English is his/her first language. 

We are welcoming students to class this fall either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC or via fully remote, synchronous online classes. 

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