English III focuses on an in-depth survey of American Literature and continued writing development. Students will focus on on-demand speech writing, persuasive writing, and argumentation. They will learn to write in various forms and develop "on demand" writing skills, without extended time or revisions. Additionally, each English III student will refine and apply research and documentation skills through a variety of research assignments. Each grading period students will read at least one book or play from a suggested reading list. Assessments include public speaking, performance events, responsive writing, constructed responses, argumentative essays, multiple choice questions, and projects.