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Honors English 11 A

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: English and Language Arts
Course ID: CALA74757
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Credits: 0.5
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 05, 2020
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
This is the first of two courses that comprise Honors English 11. In this course, the student will focus on the literary movements that comprise American literature, and trace the chronology of national literature from the early American and colonial period through the periods of Realism and Regionalism. In reading these diverse selections, the student will gain a thorough understanding of fiction, including short stories, poetry and drama; as well as nonfiction genres, including the oral tradition, seminal historical documents, and speeches. The student will also read Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's play -The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail-. Arthur Miller's play -The Crucible- may be read instead of -The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail-. In reading these American plays and composing a dramatic scene, the student will understand drama in its historical and literary context. Writing instruction guides the student through the process of composing a descriptive essay and modeling the style of an American author. Throughout the course, the student expands his vocabulary in context. The mastery of both critical vocabulary and grammar skills helps the student become a more thoughtful and effective reader and writer. The Honors course includes more rigorous curriculum and provides greater opportunities for the student to explore concepts, engage in independent research, and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility: None
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly