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Ms. Freeman holds a Bachelor of Arts from UB in Psychology and Sociology, New York State Certification in English Language Arts 7-12, and a Masters of Science in English Education from Buffalo State College. She currently teaches:
Course Name: ELA III
Course Number: EN03G
Developmental Level: Grade 11 Benchmark
Length of Course: 1 period per day, 6 days per cycle
Credit: 1 credit
Prerequisite: ELA I and II
Assessment: Regents Examination in the English Language Arts (Common Core)
Description: The ELA III course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. The curriculum exposes students to a wide range of genres, including short stories, novels, poetry and expository text written by American authors from pre-colonial times to the present. Selections reflect American society, its culture and values, exploring concepts such as the role of religion in society, Transendentalism, the affects of war on culture literature, the influence of past and present attitudes on women’s writing, and the ever-changing American identity. The course reinforces students’ understanding of the elements, techniques and conventions central to the study of literature that were taught in ELA I and II. As in every ELA course, vocabulary instruction is delivered using several strategies: explicit instruction, morphemic analysis, and contextual clues. Research methodology and thesis writing are a requisite part of the course, as well as an in-depth analysis rhetorical techniques.