Eng 3 Syllabus

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Daily Schedule               After School


1st – English III                        

2nd – Conference         Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 -3:15

3rd – Conference                       

4th – English III

5th – English III

6th – English III

7th – English III

8th - English III

Sean Deflora                                       

Classroom: D113

Conference Period: 2nd and 3rd

Email: Sean.Deflora@sfisd.org

Ext: 3261


English III Syllabus


Course Description

English III is a rigorous course in which students will study the development of American thought and the American voice in literature. Students will critically read and evaluate various forms and types of texts including novels, poetry, informational texts and visual texts. English III is designed to emphasize independent thought and equip students to be successful members of an increasingly global society and economy.

Learning Objectives

In addition to various informational texts, speeches, short stories, and poetry, we will be reading the following long form novels: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

Supply List (required):

  • Your school supplied device
  • Power-cords to keep device battery charged
  • Pencils or pen (there will be the occasional paper work)


Grading Scale

Essays and exams/Major Grades:       40%

Minor Grades:                          60%



Tests/Exams Rules

  • Students have two weeks to retest any major exam grade up to a 70% (excluding 9-wks exam and semester exam
  • If a student fails to demonstrate mastery on the re-test, the higher of the two grades shall be recorded.



Make-Up Work

Students shall be permitted to make up assignments and tests after an absence. It is the student’s responsibility to ask for and to complete make-up work. The student has the number of days equal to the number of days missed in order to complete make up work and tests.


Late Work

The expectation is that all students will comply with all deadlines for class assignments. However, if the student does submit assignments past the deadline the teacher will adhere to the following for late assignments:


5 points deducted each day PAST the due date for a maximum deduction of 30 points (70% is still better than a 0!)


Remind App

I use the Remind App account for my classroom. This is a great way for me to send out assignment reminders and imperative information. Both students and parents can sign up for the account by following the instructions below. All students are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to do this in order to stay up to date with information. All information is kept private and there is no way for me to ever know a student’s personal number or vice versa.



(if you are having trouble with 81010, try texting “@” to (315)790-6994)

Canvas Website   Located on the Santa Fe High School webpage is my teacher website. This includes information about my class, tutorial times, weekly agendas, and all contact information. My modules are organized by WEEK and all assignments are dated making it easy to find missing work/ catch up on assignments. 

*Assignments only remain visible during the 9 weeks, after which they will disappear.



Students are expected to keep their cell phone away in the provided containment at all times.

Failure to keep the phone away will result in me taking the device and the student may retrieve it at the end of day from the Student Center.



  • Type on a regular basis
  • Work in groups
  • Read out loud, in groups, and independently on a regular basis
  • Use the CANVAS website
  • Produce work on OneNote
  • Monitor workload and catch up if necessary through tutorials or after school
  • Complete any homework assigned
  • Actively follow along if the class is reading together
  • Keep phone in bag/pocket during instructional time
  • Turn work in on time





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