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English 11

English 11 is all about honing your writing and reading skills. To that end, we will read, read, read and write, write, write, write.  Each of the quarters has a major text that accompanies it:


Quarter 1- Kindred, by Octavia Butler

Quarter 2- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Saenz

Quarter 3- Lit Circles

Quarter 4- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Along with these, we will be reading short stories and poems by various authors, with a few more novels thrown in for good measure.  Our standard week will follow this outline:

Manic Monday-  Content and class text

Ode to a Tuesday- Poetry

Whacky Wednesday- Reading Day

Bloody Thursday- Writing Day

Friday Funday- Class discussion