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ENGLISH III

Contact Information

 andrew.dufour@desotopsb.com

Phone: 318-872-0793

ANDREW DUFOUR

Welcome to English III!

Welcome, Wolverines! My name is Mr. Dufour and I will be your guide through English III this year. My hope is to inspire you to push your highest limits while we question, explore, and think about the world around us. We will accomplish these tasks by reading and writing thoughtfully and critically, but with a purpose. I created this class website as a resource, so you can keep current on the happenings that are occurring on a daily basis in class. As an English scholar, you are expected to take full responsibility for your learning and how you will utilize it to your fullest. My expectations are high but fair. I accept nothing less than your ABSOLUTE best effort each and every day. By doing so, we as a team will be able to push ourselves to discover how words can influence and change the world.   Parents, feel free to contact me by email; andrew.dufour@desotopsb.com, or by calling the school office at 318-872-0793. Conferences can be scheduled during my planning period.  Please make sure to ask your child about the ongoings in class and upcoming assignments.

 

Higher Education:

Bachelor of Arts  in Communication: Professional Writing- Centenary College of Louisiana (2007)

MAT ( Masters of Arts in Teaching) 6-12 Secondary English- Centenary College of Louisiana (2016)

Mansfield High School- class of 2003

 

 

Course Description

The English III course is designed to be college preparatory in anticipation of the introductory year of college composition course work.  The course aids students in developing into skilled readers of text written in a variety of disciplines and rhetorical contexts and to become skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes, aware of the interactions among a writer’s purpose(s), audience expectations, and subjects.  An integral part of the course will be the development of research skills that enables students to evaluate, use, and cite source material. The content for English III will be derived to support analysis and mastery of Louisiana Student Standards for ELA 11-12 as students prepare for the ACT and the English III End of Course exam.

 

Course Materials and Supplies:

Students will be required to read an assortment of speeches, biographies, informational articles, and both fictional/nonfictional texts throughout the duration of the course.  These texts will be selected by the teacher based off current and progressive lexile levels.  Additionally, students will be required to read two AR (Accelerated Reader) novels during the semester.  In addition to the anthology, students will read “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. EVERYDAY students must be prepared and bring with them the following items to class:

-The assigned literary work (i.e. novel, short story, poetry, etc.)

-Writing instruments:  Blue or black ink pens only.  NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PENCIL OR COLORED PENS!

-1 three-ring binder (1 1/2 inches) complete with dividers*(extra credit) and

 

The dividers should read as follows:

-BellWork

-Literature Notes

-Writing

-EOC Prep

 

Course Instruction:

Instruction in this English III class will include, but not be limited to:

  • The Writing Process and a variety of essay types (handwritten & online)

  • Reinforcement of grammar skills

  • Vocabulary / Spelling enrichment

  • Reading and analysis of literature (fiction & nonfiction)

  • Classroom guided study of literature

  • Electronic Assignments: Edmodo, Microsoft applications, Dropbox (Students are encouraged to bring a charged IPAD to class every day)

 

 

Mr. Dufour's Spring Semester Schedule- 2018

 

 Block  Subject  Days   Room
 1  English III   M-F 8:10-936  138
 2  Planning  M-F 9:36-11:04  138
 3  AP Language and Composition  M-F 11:09-12:32  138
 4  English III  M-F 1:54-3:15  138

 

WIN block will be integrated into the daily block schedule.  It will act as an English III lab, where we will work to refine the skills we have learned during our time in class.  It will also be utilized to acquire extra help on current assignments.  WIN is 1:02-1:47 PM each day.

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