English 11/11A Course Description:
English 11 continues to develop all skills as outlines in English 9 and English 10 and refines skills identified in the eleventh-grade Indiana language arts standards. This year-long eleventh-grade course integrates the study of American literature, grammar, composition (expository/technical and creative), and oral presentation and peer evaluations. Students further develop composition skills with an increase in the emphasis on technical writing (i.e., personal and business correspondence) and academic writing (i.e., literary analysis and informative and persuasive essays). In addition, students continue to develop skills in conducting research and in writing research papers. Literature includes technical reading selections as well as fiction. Literature study develops and understanding of the relationship between literature and culture as well as an awareness of the individual's identity within that culture.