One tri of this course is required for all juniors (exception college English course). A major component of this course focuses on the writing process, especially on the development
of expository and persuasive writing. Students will develop writing skills through a variety of essay
assignments and will prepare a formal research paper, building further skill in paraphrasing,
summarizing, and properly citing source material. Research and organizational skills are
emphasized. Students gain an understanding of the emerging literature as it connects with the
people and events of world history through activities that enhance written and oral
communication skills, group projects, and individual reading and research. Students will have
exposure to novels read together as a class as well as those selected for individual reading.
Oral communication activities may include interpretive readings/compilations of prose and
poetry or more formal speeches such as the four-minute speech, oratory, or public address, to
name a few. Oral communication activities will often be integrated in writing or literature units.
Length: (2) Trimesters
Grade Level: 11
Prerequisite: English 9, 10
Cum Laude Points: 0