Prerequisites: Standard Composition and Standard Survey of Literature
Level: 11 th grade
Credits: 1.0 - English
Additional: This course meets the state mandated h.s. writing intensive requirement
This course is accepted as an English credit for college admission
This course is accepted as an English credit by the NCAA
The Junior English class focuses on American literature’s diversity; tracing the thought process of American writers through several major genres: novel, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction. There will be background and accompanying literature studied for each novel.
Two plays by William Shakespeare will be read. By this point in their high school career, the students should be familiar with Shakespeare and his language.
Vocabulary will be emphasized through weekly quizzes on roots and origins.
Juniors are required and will be expected to write frequently using the process approach. This process will be preached for several years, so more focus will be on finding their individual voice and letting their opinions come out in their writing.
Furthermore, all students will be prepped for what is to follow in the next several years, including testing skills, college application skills, and real world business procedures.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Course Outline1. The Novel— The Crucible by Arthur Miller, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, accompanying literature for each novel
2. ACT Prep
3. Shakespearean plays
Junior level English classes will be part lecture and part class discussion. The understanding of literature is only improved by interaction with the opinions of others, so during literature units, class time relies more heavily upon student interaction.
The ACT/College Prep will be an opportunity for the students to explore ideas that interest them—this will be an opportunity for each student to focus on their future, so success in this portion of the class is totally up to each individual.
Assessment StrategiesReading comprehension may be evaluated through daily discussions and quizzes. The teacher will evaluate successful writing skills as students adhere to the conventions of written language. Students will be evaluated on their successful use of language to communicate and express creativity.
Literature and Language Yellow Level McDougal, Littell
Write for College Great Source Education Group
Painless Grammar Rebecca Elliot
Vocabulary Builder Merriam Webster
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Crucible Arthur Miller
“Hamlet” William Shakespeare
In addition to this list of books, an Enrichment Reading list has been compiled for the students to choose four additional books for reading enjoyment.
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