(Prerequisites: English I or English I Honors and English II or English II Honors) During the first semester, students will complete a research paper using the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. This will include choosing a topic, forming a thesis statement, researching the topic, creating an outline, and writing a research paper using in-text citation. In the second semester, students will analyze four literary works covering various genres including English and American literature, an epic poem, and historical fiction. Vocabulary building exercises are included during the entire class. Spelling and grammar are not the focus of this class. As an honors course, the required paper length will be 12 typed pages. Novel study will include annotated note taking. There will be an in-depth focus on author’s voice, style, and language use. Students will be evaluated in various ways including quizzes, tests, unit projects, and a short literary paper.
Textbook: Easy Grammar Ultimate Series 180 Daily Teaching Lessons – Grade 11 – Easygrammar.com (978-0-936981-60-4)(This link will take you to the Teacher Edition. However, scroll down and the student edition is also available)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition (978-1603292627)
Books: Below are the links to purchase each novel for English. A new copy of each novel is required. The purpose is for class unity and for students to be able to annotate while studying each novel: