Semester 1 | Semester 2
This syllabus is subject to change.
General Course Information:
Grade level (s) offered: 11
Prerequisites: Students must have taken English 9 and English 10. This course is required for all 11th grade students not enrolled in Accelerated English 11.
Brief Course Description:
This course is a survey of American Literature that stresses literary and cultural themes. This course includes a variety of literary genres. A thematic approach is used. There is a strong emphasis on writing, speaking, and discussion.
Methods of Instruction:
Discussion is the primary way in which students come to understand a particular issue or work of fiction, drama, or poetry. Discussion is both large group and small group. Discussions are sometimes student led. Cooperative learning groups are also used in this class. There are projects and assignments done individually as well. Students can expect to read and complete other work outside of class.
Page numbers refer to Elements of Literature text.
Overview of English 11/Semester 1
2009 Unit One: Freedom and Oppression (6 weeks)
Unit One: Puritan/Colonial & Revolutionary Literature (7 weeks)
Unit Two: Romanticism & Transcendentalism (3 weeks)
Unit Three: Realism (5 weeks)
Semester Project (1 week)
Overview of English 11/Semester 2
Unit Four: American Women: 1850-1950 (3 weeks)
Unit Five: Modernism (7 weeks)
Unit Six: 1945-The Present (4 weeks)
Semester Project (2 weeks)
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