Language Arts 11 A CourseRegistration Code: LA856A
This two-semester course’s main emphasis is American Literature. The course is structured chronologically by time period and literary era. Each unit contains introductory lessons that set the stage for the student to understand the background and historical events that impacted American literary and expository text. Topics include: Origins 2000 BC -1620; Slave Narratives; Puritan Style and Sermon; Romanticism and Transcendentalism; Realism; The Harlem Renaissance; Modernism; and Contemporary Literature. Authors represented include, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Frederick Douglass, Chief Joseph, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Thurston, Martin Luther King Jr., Amy Tan, and Judith Ortiz Cofer. The course also contains a World Literature unit with stories from The Middle East, India, Japan, and Argentina. The course is rounded out by including Informational, Communication, Grammar, and Writing Lessons throughout each unit.
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