• English 11 challenges students to confront the psychological complexities of today's world and to analyze how authors use text to make sense of the human experience. Students will evaluate and analyze how authors grapple with sociologically complex situations through various genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. They will complete a synthesis essay, a personal narrative, a literary analysis, a research paper on challenging an assumption, as well as other formative assessments.
    Scope & Sequence

    Unit 1: Finding Light in the Darkness

    •  Anchor Text: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    •  Anchor Assessments: Reflective Essay and Synthesis Essay

    Unit 2: Reimagining the Normal

    •  Anchor Text: Macbeth
    •  Anchor Assessments: Literary Analysis and Performance Reflection

    Unit 3: Challenging Assumptions: Communities and Stigma

    •  Anchor Text: Brave New World or 1984
    •  Anchor Assessments: Argumentative Research Paper

    Unit 4: Emerging Identity

    •  Anchor Text: The Bell Jar or The Road
    •  Anchor Assessments: Personal Narrative