⋅ English 11 (Honors, College Prep, Traditional)
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English 11 (Honors, College Prep, Traditional) - Parent/Community Course Guide

Adopted by Board of School Directors on April 2021
Grade Levels
: 11 |


Course Description
:


All levels of eleventh-grade English will emphasize the study of American literature through short stories, essays, novels, poems, and plays. Oral presentations and research work are also parts of the curriculum.Instruction in how to write effectively continues, as well as weekly vocabulary study. All levels of eleventh-grade English are aligned with and satisfy Pennsylvania's Common Core State Standards.

Honors English 11

Prerequisite: A- average or better in Honors English 10 or College Prep 10 and recommendation of tenth grade English teacher.

The purpose of the Honors English 11 elective is to prepare college-bound juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for college work. Students electing this course should expect a rigorous course of study. For this reason, time management is essential. The course will build a sound academic base of knowledge and concepts in literature and language. The course will emphasize American literature, and students will frequently work independently. Students will write extensively with specific concentration on multi-paragraph papers; many tests will be in essay form.
This course will also provide opportunities for oral presentations and creative endeavors. Students will have systematic vocabulary study to expand personal vocabulary and to prepare for the SAT 1. Overall, honors students should be self-motivated and take pleasure in intellectual activity.

College Prep 11

The purpose of College Prep 11 is to prepare college-bound juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for undergraduate work. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will be required to complete involved research work, and vocabulary study will focus on preparing students for the SAT 1.

 

English 11

The purpose of English 11 is to prepare juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including but not limited to undergraduate work, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will be required to complete research work and engage in vocabulary study.

 

Keystone English 11

The primary goal of this course is to use the American Literature curriculum focus to reinforce skills in preparation for scoring proficient on the Keystone Exam in Literature. Additionally, Keystone English 11 will prepare juniors for the reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for post-secondary options including but not limited to undergraduate work, technical schools, apprenticeships, and the military. Emphasis in writing instruction will be on multi-paragraph compositions. Students will be required to complete research work and engage in vocabulary study.

 



Units
:


Unit #1 - Grammar and Usage
Unit #2 - Vocabulary
Unit #3 - Required Long Fiction
Unit #4 - Required Short Fiction
Unit #5 - Selected Short Fiction
Unit #6 - Drama
Unit #7 - Literary Period Unit
Unit #8 - Optional Long Fiction: Critical Reading
Unit #9 - Literary Non-fiction
Unit #10 - Research Unit
Unit #11 - Writing (expository and narrative)
Unit #12 - Speaking and Listening
Unit #13 - Keytone Literature Exam Skills


Course Resources
:


Short Stories/Poems:
Selections from The United States in Literature and Literature and Language:American Literature
Selections from CommonLit or ActivelyLearn
Other teacher-generated resources

Plays:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Glass Menagerie
 by Tennessee Williams
Fences by August Wilson

Novels:
(Different texts are required/optional based on teacher and course level.)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Great Gatsby
 by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Hamlet by No Fear Shakespeare (Graphic Novel Vol 1)

Literary Non-Fiction:
(Different texts are required/optional based on teacher and course level.)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Hiroshima by John Hersey
The Color of Water by James McBride