English 11 (E)
This course is required for all 11th graders. Within the context of American Literature, English 11 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three types: argument, informative/explanative and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.