Dr. Danica Booth

English III

Kenwood High School
E-mail: danica.booth@cmcss.net
Phone: (931) 905-7900

About Me

I am a lifelong learner, and I want to pass that passion for education on to the students at Kenwood High School. In my classroom, I believe in developing engaging curriculum that has real-world applications that will enable our students to thrive in the 21st Century. I graduated high school from Mt. Juliet, TN. I originally came to Clarksville, TN, to attend Austin Peay State University, where I earned a BA in Foreign Languages and an MA in English. My studies took me to Spain and to Japan, and when I graduated, I went to teach in South Korea. When I returned to the USA, I worked as a reporter for The Tennessean while pursuing a Masters in Teaching. I began teaching in Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2008. In 2014, I received my PhD in Literacy Studies from MTSU, a journey that combined my love of foreign languages, teaching, and English. I returned to Clarksville, TN, in the summer of 2015 to teach at Kenwood High School, and I am so excited to be a Knight!!

Dr. Booth’s English III Syllabus

Kenwood High School: 2017-2018

Academic standards, chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education, provide a common set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of a specific grade or course. Local school districts determine the order in which these state-mandated standards are addressed in their schools. For a breakdown of standard pacing and course objectives for course title students in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, please visit the Curriculum Navigator on the CMCSS homepage found at: http://curriculum.cmcss.net/public/index.aspx

It is the policy of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to follow the dictates of state statues in the selection and use of all instructional materials. Parents or legal guardians may request to review any instructional materials used in the classroom of the parent or legal guardian’s child following the guideline set forth in Instructional Policy INS-A073 found at: http://www.cmcss.net/departments/instruction/departmentforms.aspx

The chart below outlines the units of study for course title and possible major assignments or field trips that could be used to enhance student learning or solidify mastery of standards in each unit. This chart is not inclusive of every assignment for course title, as additional or different assignments may be created based on the needs of students. Specific details for major assignments will be shared with students and parents or legal guardians as the standards related to the assignments are addressed in class.


Topic Possible Major Assignments Possible Field Trips


9 weeks What is the American Dream? Read: The Great Gatsby, The American Dream None


9 weeks Limitations of the American Dream Read: The New Jim Crow, Death of a Salesman, A Doll’s House None


4.5 weeks Freedom of Religion Excerpts from The Scarlet Letter None


4.5 weeks Freedom of Speech Excerpts from 1984 None

4A: 4.5 weeks Capitalism Excerpts from The Jungle, Where are you wearing? None


4.5 weeks Education Tennessee State Standards None

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Classroom Expectations

1.  Always Give 100%!

2.  Respect Yourself!

3.  Respect Others!

4.  Be Positive!

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