11th Grade

All students will read outside selections including expository texts, poetry, and short stories.

All students will read nonfiction from the following:

SDUHSD Nonfiction Reader – argument/persuasive exposition

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1st Edition)

Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich

Walden & Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau

All students will read one novel from the following list:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

The Awakening, Kate Chopin

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kessey

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle

All students will read at least one of the following works, or a work from the list above, in a seminar:

Black Elk Speaks, John Gneisenau Neihardt

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

On the Road, Jack Kerouac

Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler

Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson

Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

All students will read one play from the following list:

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

Fences, August Wilson

The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman