This first semester junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early American Indian voices through early twenty-first century works. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their grammar skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Essay types include narrative and argumentative. Students read a range of complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charlotte Brontë.
ELA 11 A
Unit 1- American Roots: From Native Traditions to the American Revolution
Unit 2- Bright Romanticism: American Individualism
Unit 3- Dark Romanticism: American Gothic
Unit 4- A Nation Dividing and Expanding
Unit 5- Make it New! Early Modernism
Unit 6- Jane Eyre