Honors English 11 American Literature Course
Excel High School's Honors English 11 American Literature course is a progressive step in the journey of students who aim to become proficient in reading and writing. This course, building on the foundation laid in earlier Honors English courses, delves deeply into the rich landscape of American literature. It is thoughtfully structured around key periods in American history, offering students a unique perspective on how historical events have influenced American authors and their works. The curriculum encompasses a diverse range of classic American literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, allowing students to develop a comprehensive understanding of literary analysis techniques.
This course is designed not just for literary exploration but also for practical application. Students are engaged in various written language tasks that bolster their ability to organize and articulate their thoughts in essay form. Through these tasks, students enhance their skills in literary analysis, expository, and persuasive writing. The course aims to deepen students' appreciation of American literature and its historical context while equipping them with the skills to critically evaluate literary structures and authors' choices. On completion, students will not only have a solid background in foundational American literary works but also be able to effectively communicate their ideas, making them well-prepared for future academic endeavors and the demands of higher education.
Honors English 11 American Literature
Dedicated to creating effective and adaptable readers and writers, Honors American Literature builds on the previous foundational Excel High School English courses. This course is sequenced using major 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 which showcase their ability to effectively communicate their ideas in writing.
Textbook: English 11 American Literature – © Excel Education Systems, Inc. - 2019
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: Foundations of a New Nation
- Unit 2: American Romanticism
- Unit 3: Civil War Era
- Unit 4: Regionalism and Naturalism
- Unit 5: The Rise of Modern Literature
- Unit 6: Modern Points of View
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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- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
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