In English 3, students focus on the development of American Literature and compare it with ideas and forms of literature around the world. Students review the basics of the language arts, then scaffold with practices of increasing complexity to meet the required grade-level objectives of analytical thinking. Engaging in a step-by-step process, students learn to write complex analyses and argument papers. Students also learn principles in research, teamwork, discussion, and presentation skills. A play and novel highlights literary devices with supporting literature. Additionally, students explore college and career planning as well as tips for dealing with information in technology today.