English 11 CP
Grade Level: 11
Length of Course: Year
Pre-requisite: English 10 CP with an A or B; Three on-demand Writing Work Samples with Scores of Fours and Fives; assessment data analysis; OAKS Reading Score of 240 or above; Teacher Recommendation
Required Credit: 1 English
Course Overview: This course is designed to continue preparing students for the complex writing tasks and analysis skills they will need at a college or university. Readings include a comprehensive survey of American literature from colonial to contemporary times. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men, and Catcher in the Rye are some of the novels studied. Students will produce argumentative, explanatory, and analytic writings. Writing work samples will also include responses to literature, as well as a required position research paper. Students will also prepare for demonstration of Common Core State Standards through the Smarter Balanced Test or alternative assessments.