Grade 11

English 11: American Literature
5 Credits - Full Year
The five strands of the Language Arts Core Curriculum Content Standards--reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing--are developed through the study of American literature and culture. Through a variety of activities and through a thematic approach to the literature, students will gain a better understanding of the major ideas and values of American society.
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English 11 Honors: American Studies
5 Credits - Full Year
American Studies is designed with the idea of connecting literature to the history and political, social, and economic climate of a particular time period. The course traces the development of American culture and defines the American character from the Puritan through the modern periods in terms of literature, art, music, architecture, philosophy, and technology. This approach enables students to understand the context for the development of American ideas in addition to facilitating their expertise in the strands of the Language Arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
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English 11: Advanced Placement Language and Composition
5 Credits - Full Year
The Advanced Placement Language and Composition course emphasizes skilled reading of prose, rather than poetry. Students will be instructed in the reading, interpretation, and analysis of a wide variety of complex prose texts written in a range of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. The development of effective expository, analytical, and argumentative writing styles and approaches is one of the primary objectives of this course. Teacher recommendation is required for admission. The course is open to juniors and seniors only.
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