Eleventh Grade Courses
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS 11
English Communications 11 is a full-year course that focuses on the continued development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and technology skills. Students read and study diverse literary genres from the 20th century in America, demonstrating their knowledge through persuasive, informative, reflective, and creative forms of writing. In addition, all 11th grade Communications students are required to complete and acceptable MLA based research project before moving on to their 12th grade English course.
HONORS ENGLISH 11
Honors English 11 is an accelerated study of American Literature with an emphasis on the analysis of literature through critical reading and writing. The course exposes the student to each American literary period through various works of literature. In addition, the intensive writing program that accompanies this course will require students to complete many compositions, both created outside of class and during timed in-class sessions, along with an acceptable MLA based research project. Students will also utilize an advanced, collegiate vocabulary program throughout the course. Additionally, this curriculum integrates appropriate technology. This course will prepare students for Advanced Placement or Honors English in the senior year. This course is for excellent readers who are independent, self-reliant, and highly motivated.
ACADEMIC ENGLISH 11
Eleventh-grade Academic English is a full-year course that critically examines and analyzes poetry, short stories, novels, and non-fiction essays from different periods of American literature. This course also requires students to utilize their refined writing skills in order to compose a series of analytical compositions as well as an MLA-based research project. This course also develops vocabulary, grammar, and technology skills. Students are expected to participate actively in the class and are evaluated through compositions, quizzes, exams and projects.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Public Speaking is a required course for all students, held four days per week, designed to facilitate a student's individual improvement in formal and interpersonal oral communications, as well as to develop appropriate technology for varying occasions. Students will deliver a minimum of nine speeches of various lengths focused in the areas of information, persuasion, and oral interpretation. Assessments will be based on speech preparation and delivery based on a variety of occasions and audiences, appropriate delivery style, and meeting length requirements. Students will be prepared for success in all academic areas of study through the application of organizational, technical, research, and listening and speaking skills. Students will also develop and practice listening skills, peer evaluation, and self-evaluation.