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English 11 examines the evolution of American literature from the pre-colonial period through modern day. Students will explore the classic literature that has helped to shape American culture, heritage, and identity. By reading a variety of genres of American literature with historical context, students will deepen their understanding of America. Throughout this course, students will advance their communication skills with new vocabulary and a variety of written assignments to meet and exceed the California Common Core State Standards for 11th grade.
 

Essential questions: What does it mean to be an American? What is the American Dream? Is the American Dream the same for everyone? Is the American Dream accessible to everyone? How does literature and history interact?

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Beloved Reading Assignment #9 and Test tips

LAST ONE: Reading from 277 until the end of the book (324). No annotations due. Instead, focus on studying for the end of book test on MONDAY (5/14).
 
Tips:
  • Use past handouts, class activities, and the book to study.
  • You will need to know plot events, characters, setting, genre, context, author, etc.
  • Come in at lunch if you would like to go over the past two reading quizzes.

Beloved Reading Assignment #8

Beloved by Toni Morrison Read pages 236-277 + five annotations DUE THURS/FRI (5/10-5/11)

Beloved Reading Assignment #7

Beloved by Toni Morrison Read pages 199-235 + five annotations DUE MON (5/7)

Beloved Reading Assignment #6

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Read pages 157-195 + five annotations
DUE THURS/FRI (5/3-5/4)

Beloved Reading Assignment #5

Beloved by Toni Morrison Read pages 125-156 + five annotations DUE MON (4/30)

Beloved Reading Assignment #4

Beloved by Toni Morrison Read pages 76-124 + five annotations DUE THURS/FRI (4/26-4/27)

Beloved Reading Assignment #2

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Read pages 24-51 + five annotations
DUE THURS/FRI (4/19-4/20)

Beloved Reading Assignment #1

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Read pages 1-23 (*do not read foreword) + five annotations
 
DUE MONDAY (4/16)

We are starting The Great Gatsby next week (2/12)! There will be copies provided to students while they are in class. Feel free to get your own copy if you would like to. There are copies on Amazon for as low as 4.99!

Key Dates Update 1/31-2/5

P.5
2/1 Unit 1 Quiz
2/1 Academic Discussion
2/5 Essays Due
 
P.2/4
2/2 Unit 1 Quiz
2/2 Academic Discussion
2/5 Essays Due