3Rs I Syllabus
3Rs I Syllabus, Fall Semester 2015
The assignments below are due on the dates shown. Please bring journals to the first few classes.
08/31 Book report due on Indian Captive: 300 words. This is the only book report you’ll ever write in this class.
Harp and Laurel Wreath: Psalm 23, p. 49 memorize
Read Genesis 1, Exodus 20.
Bring Bible to class.
Bring Blue Book of Grammar to class.
Model writing at home: Exodus 20: Ten Commandments
Harp and Laurel Wreath: “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes” 118 memorize
Harp and Laurel Wreath: “In Coventry,” 223; read and answer questions. “The Vulture,” 224; read and answer question.
Read Proverbs Chapters 9—14
Read Writer’s Inc. in class: “Writing Sentences” and “Writing Paragraphs.”
Model writing on 10 Commandments due.
Read Proverbs Chapters 15—20
Model writing exercise: Proverbs
Work on Proverbs essay: 400 words.
Read Writer’s Inc. “Writing Persuasive Essays.”
09/28 Read Writer’s Inc. “Writing With Style.”
Proverbs essay due
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, pages 1--92
Read Writer’s Inc. in class: “A Guide to Revising.” Revise Proverbs essay at home.
Read The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, pages 93--181H & LW, “Requiem,” 339. Memorize and answer questions.
H & LW, “Matilda,” 246—247. Answer questions.
Proverbs essay revised and due.
Harp and Laurel Wreath, p. 225—229. Answer questions.
Finish The Essential Calvin and Hobbes.
H & LW, “When I Was In Love,” 232. Memorize and answer questions.?Journal 2x.
Begin descriptive essay of Calvin or Hobbes. 400 words
H & LW, pages 239—245. Read and answer questions.
H & LW, “Sea Fever,” 75. Memorize.
Essay due. Journal 2x.
In class: select an essay topic. True Grit, first quarter of book
True Grit, second quarter of book
Begin persuasive essay on topic of your choice as discussed in class.
Review Writer’s Inc. on the persuasive essay.
True Grit, Finish book
Persuasive essay due.
Harp and Laurel Wreath, “Preparedness,” 266. Memorize and answer question
11/23 Thanksgiving break
Quiz on True Grit/Gift of the Magi, assigned stories/Begin Christmas essay, “Family Traditions.” 400-750 words./Journal 2x
Gift of the Magi, assigned stories. Christmas Essay due: “Family Traditions.” 400—750 words.
Review in class Writer’s Inc. “Expository Essay.”
Harp and Laurel Wreath: Read pages 62—63, 340—343. Answer questions on 343.
12/21—01/04 Christmas break.
Finish The Hobbit/Journal 2x