AP English III & DC English III 1301 & 1302 & English III
Welcome to Mrs. Bradshaw's website!
I am so excited to start the new school year with you! I encourage you and your parents to check my site regularly in order for you to stay apprised of what is going on in our classroom at all times!
Instructor: Jacqueline Bradshaw
English III: 2nd, 6th, & 8th
AP English III: 3rd & 4th
DC English III: 7th
Conference Period: 1st period (8:45-9:30)
Tutorials: Tuesdays - Thursdays 8:15-8:40
By appointment only, Tuesdays - Thursdays 4:25-5:00
ATTENTION ALL BRADSHAW STUDENTS:
Understand our classroom is a space where you will be expected to interact with people from different backgrounds and perspectives, many with whom you will not always or even often agree. This is expected and good! We want people’s perspectives to challenge us; it will make for robust and interesting conversations and writing.
Class Synopses: In AP English III, Dual Credit English III, & English III, you will sharpen your skills in reading and thinking critically and in generating ideas, drafting and revising papers about issues as a member of the academic community. You will also survey major works of American literature and non-fiction, complete a drama study, and continue to improve grammatical skills and expand vocabulary.
Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.
Course Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course students should be able:
- To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
- To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices.
- To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e., descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
- To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
Cheers to a great year!
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." -Henry James
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.” -William Faulkner
My CRAZY and LOVABLE 6th period from 2013-2014. Love my kiddos! Thank you for such a fun year.
My girl, Hannah, representing our 5th period from 2013-2014, also CRAZY and LOVABLE. Love my kiddos! Thank you for such a fun year.
Because my birthday is at the end of the school year, I get the absolute blessing of kiddos throwing me surprise parties. That year, I had 2! My 4th and 5th periods got together and purchased any teacher's dream product...a stapler! Not just any stapler by any means, but a purple, one-touch, ergonomically correct, and BEDAZZLED stapler to fit in with my girlie tastes. Too kind, of course, and I just so appreciated their thoughtfulness! Thanks again, guys; you rock! Then, my 7th period made an awesome banner, posted it, and surprised me as well. Let me just say, I KNOW I AM BETTER with having known all of you and, of course, having had the gift of being called teacher by you as well. I love my students!