In this course, you will learn to:
While refining our communication skills, we will discuss what it means to be an "American" by examining what various Americans have written or spoken since
people have inhabited this country to modern times.
SYLLABUS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 11
Mrs. Joanne Ruddy
Parkdale High School
Literature and Language is a complete program with all of the language arts strands woven together in a meaningful, relevant way.
school curriculum provides a comprehensive study of language, literature, and
language processes. In the eleventh
students will continue to reinforce reading and writing skills through the study of American literature beginning with the earliest literature
Americans) and continuing to modern times.
Excerpts from representative authors of each time period as well as famous documents
and speeches in American history will be read and discussed.
. In addition to the study of the various literary genres, special emphasis will include vocabulary development, outside reading, various forms
of writing (narrative, expository, literary, and
persuasive), and the conventions of language.
Through readings, class discussions, research,
assignments, projects, and
presentations, students will explore the various elements of this course. These areas of study are reflected
in the State of Maryland’s English Core Learning Goals as stated below:
Goal 1: The student will demonstrate the ability to respond to a text by employing personal experiences and critical analysis.
Goal 2: The student will demonstrate the ability to compose in a variety of modes by developing content, employing specific
forms and selecting language appropriate for a particular audience and purpose.
Goal 3: The student will demonstrate the ability to control language by applying the conventions of standard English in writing and speaking.
Goal 4: The student will demonstrate the ability to evaluate the content organization and language use of text.
GUM=Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Book
IAR=The Interactive Reader Plus;
LOL=The Language of Literature