English 11 continues the development of composition and literature skills. Contemporary fiction and non-fiction are utilized for both reading comprehension and essay writing. This course is centered around high interest writing assignments (topics) and contemporary texts to motivate students to improve their reading and writing skills.
Contemporary Issues in Education
Contemporary Issues in Education is a college preparatory eleventh grade English course integrated with the Education pathway standards of the Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector, which allows students to see where the skills of English intersect with the elements of education. Students conduct research, closely read and analyze complex texts, evaluate instructional methodology and philosophy, and create a portfolio of reflections, activities, and compositions that, when synthesized, serve as the foundation for three capstone projects. Students will present a standards-based lesson plan, research a contemporary issue in education, and participate in a mock job interview, all of which prepare them for further education and career opportunities in the field of Education, Child Development, and Family Services.
AP English Language & Composition
This course trains students to become skilled readers and writers in diverse genres and modes of composition. As stated in the Advanced Placement Course Description for English exams, the AP Language & Composition course’s purpose is “to enable students to read complex texts with understanding and write prose of sufficient richness and complexity to communicate effectively with mature readers.” As the course progresses, students will become aware of their own composition process through self-assessment, peer evaluation, and instructor feedback. These skills will allow the student to read critically and write effectively in different modes in the college classroom and beyond.
AP English Literature & Composition
This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style and themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.