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Grade 11 English

American Literature

What we do:

The eleventh-grade student will be able to make and analyze informative and persuasive oral presentations, with attention to the accuracy of evidence and the effectiveness of delivery. An examination of how media influences beliefs and behaviors will be introduced. The student will continue to develop and expand vocabulary. The study of both classic and contemporary American literature will enhance the student’s appreciation for literature. The student will be able to identify the prevalent themes and characterizations present in American literature, which are reflective of history and culture. Students will also use nonfiction texts to draw conclusions and make inferences citing textual support. The student will be able to write clear and accurate personal, professional, and informational correspondence and reports for research and other applications. Grammar development will continue through the application of rules for sentence formation, usage, spelling, and mechanics. The student will develop informative and persuasive writings by locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and documenting information following ethical and legal guidelines.

How we do it (accommodations)

Direct Instruction:

  • Structured overview
  • Lecture
  • Compare and contrast
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Inquiry
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Concept Formation

Experimental Learning:

  • Simulations
  • Role Playing
  • Focused Imaging

Independent Study:

  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Assigned question

Interactive Instruction

  • Debate
  • Discussions
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Peer Partner Learning

Instructional Skills:

  • Explaining
  • Questioning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Levels of Questions
  • Wait time


  • Assessments