English 11 is devoted to a study of American literature from the colonial period to the late twentieth century. Because much of the early literature is nonfiction (diaries, letters, sermons, almanacs, speeches, and foundational documents), there are many opportunities to analyze historical and informational texts. Students come to see the fluid relationshipbetween fiction and nonfiction. In seminars, students discuss essential questions. Throughout the year, students have opportunities to make connections with history, art, and other subjects. Essays range from the analytical to the creative. Students build on their writing skills from previous years, integrating multiple sources and perspectives into their work, reading literary criticism, and writing longer and more complex essays. To build appreciation of the sounds and rhythms of American literature, students continue to study poems and speeches and refine their expressive delivery. English Language Arts proficiency may be earned through this course.
Tools within the content to accommodate and modify as need per the IEP or 504. Text to read, highlighting, speech to text, fewer lessons, frequent breaks, extended time.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- 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.