English III

September 19-23

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom." -George S. Patton, Jr.

Learning Goals

  • Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.
  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence of what is determined to be the theme or central idea of the text.
  • Write an argument that clearly and accurately expresses viewpoints, and includes strong textual evidence to support arguments

Weekly Activity: Reading Groups

You will sign up to work with a text of your choice. There can only be five people per group. The texts you may choose from are below:


  • Blaxicans
  • New Orleans


Together your group will read the text and decide on an overall theme for the text. You may have more than one theme. Your group will create a digital presentation - you must use Google slides, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. Each person must present at least once in front of the class.



Each member of the group will take a role:


  • Group Leader
  • Summarizer
  • Theme Specialist
  • Evidence Specialist
  • Technician



A rubric can be found on Canvas.


All projects must be turned in to this link.

Formative Assessment #2

This week we have our second formative assessment for the quarter! We will begin tracking our progress from assessment #1 to assessment #2 next week!


If you are absent, please email Ms. Baer for the password as cbaer@pasco.k12.fl.us