College Prep English 11
English 11 is a chronological and thematic study of American Literature from Native American to contemporary times. Students will study representative works from each major literary period in relation to corresponding social and political issues. Elements of the humanities are included to provide further insight into each era. This course also includes components of vocabulary, the writing process, and research skills.
A few examples of core texts that students can expect to read are:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
AP Language and Composition
The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments.
Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. This is a weighted course.