Honors English 11
This is a college preparation course, and therefore, enrolled students should read and write well, thoroughly understand grammar concepts, have a fairly large working vocabulary, and possess good study and time-management skills. With that being said, students will continue to review and hone grammar and composition skills, develop a more extensive vocabulary, and write a literary research paper which includes MLA citation methods. Additionally, students will study various genres of American literature with the goal of creating meaning through the exploration of three essential questions.
§ What makes American literature American?
§ What is the relationship between place and literature?
§ How does literature shape or reflect society?
Specific units of study include:
- A Gathering of Voices: Literature of Early America
- The Scarlet Letter
- A Growing Nation: Literature of the American Renaissance
- Twelve Years a Slave
- Division, Reconciliation, & Expansion: Literature of the Civil War & the Frontier
- Disillusion, Defiance, & Discontent: Literature of the Mondern Age
- The Crucible
- Essay Writing
- Vocabulary Development
- Paper of Literary Analysis