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American Literature  

Course Description

English 11 is a comprehensive study of grammar, American literature and composition. The grammar component is comprised of objectives taken from the Virginia Standards of Learning End of Year Writing Exam. Each student will be required to gain mastery of the standardized objectives which will include but are not limited to composition, written expression, usage and mechanics. The literature component is to develop students' reading and response strategies to various types of literature, including short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. 


Proposed Texts

Honors English 11

Academic English 11

The Tenth Circle The Great Gatsby

The Crucible

The Crucible

Thirteen Reasons Why

Their Eyes Were Watching God 

Slaughterhouse Five

The Sound and the Fury


      In Cold Blood


      The Great Gatsby


Required Supplies

·         Five Subject notebook

·         Multi-colored highlighters

·         Red ink pen for making corrections

·         Post-it flags


Last Modified on August 30, 2013