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We start from the knowledge that command of language is a key tool for success in all facets of life, both in school and out. Whether you are college-bound or not, the ability to understand what is being communicated to you and to communicate what you want are essential life skills. English III students will continue to add to and refine their communication and literary skills by engaging in meaningful activities in five key areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and in conventions of the English language. Students will read a wide variety of literary and informative texts, compose a variety of well-organized and detailed texts, listen to others and contribute their own ideas in groups, and learn and apply the standards of English in speaking and writing. There will emphasis on American literature and nonfiction, with some deviation, and we will follow a rough timeline, but historical readings will often be paired with more contemporary ones.