A required course designed for 11th grade students. The writing component will continue to emphasize different forms of writing, grammar, techniques of writing, and styles of writing with emphasis on a research paper. The main objective of the literature component is to explore American Literature and follow the changes in style from early America to contemporary America. As per the Common Core, students will develop more complicated argumentation techniques using more complicated texts for support.
First Semester Units:
American Romanticism & Transcendentalism (Emerson & Thoreau)
Dark Romantics / Anti-Transcendentalists (Poe)
American Masters (Whitman & Dickinson)
Second Semester Units:
Of Mice & Men