High School English 11 American Literature Course
English 11 American Literature at Excel High School offers a unique lens through which to view the rich tapestry of American history and culture. This course is more than just an exploration of literary masterpieces; it's a journey through the significant milestones that have shaped American literature and, by extension, American identity. Building upon the skills developed in previous English courses, this class invites students to delve into the complexities of American thought and expression as reflected in various literary forms.
The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to align with key periods in American history, providing context to the works of notable American authors. Students will engage with a diverse array of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, each offering a distinct perspective on the American experience. Through careful analysis of these works, students will refine their literary analysis techniques, enhancing their ability to interpret and appreciate complex texts.
Key objectives of the course include developing a deep understanding of foundational American literature, evaluating the structural and thematic elements of various literary works, and understanding the impact of an author’s stylistic choices. The course places a strong emphasis on expanding vocabulary and mastering the art of written expression, particularly in literary analysis, expository, and persuasive writing. By the end of this course, students will have gained not only an appreciation for American literature but also valuable insights into the historical and cultural forces that have influenced American writers.
English 11 American Literature
Dedicated to creating effective and adaptable readers and writers, American Literature builds on the previous foundational Excel High School English courses. This course is sequenced using significant milestones in American history, which influenced American authors. Utilizing classic American literature in the form of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, students will master literary-analysis techniques to maximize comprehension of the selected readings. In addition, written language tasks are provided to help guide students to produce organized essays that showcase their ability to effectively communicate their ideas in writing.
Textbook: English 11 American Literature – Excel Education Systems ©
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Demonstrate background knowledge of foundational works of American literature
- Analyze influential American literature including: nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama
- Evaluate literary structure and reasoning
- Analyze the impact of author’s choices regarding implementation of literary elements
- Acquire new vocabulary identified in reading selections
- Demonstrate written proficiency in literary analysis
- Enhance expository and persuasive writing skills
- Unit 1: An Emerging Nation
- Unit 2: Celebrating the Individual
- Unit 3: An Age of Transition
- Unit 4: Capturing the American Landscape
- Unit 5: A Changing Awareness
- Unit 6: New Perspectives
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
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Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality education accessible for every student.
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