ENGLISH 11 (for Media Tech Students)
This class will integrate the study of writing and literature. We will start the year reading many short stories and developing reading skills. Then we will read several major works (possibilities include: Finding Fish, The Hunger Games, Speak, The Things They Carried, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Midsummer Night's Dream). Vocabulary development will be emphasized starting with a study of word roots. Students will write four major papers, one each grading period. We will conduct a review of the parts of speech, phrases and clauses, complete sentences, fragments, run-ons, and punctuation. Students will apply these grammatical studies to their writing. Each student will receive the individual attention he/she needs to help them understand the material.