CP English 11

Course Overview

Course Description

This course is a tech-integrated college preparatory English course. designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain the skills necessary for success in college. In this course, we will further develop our critical thinking skills as we read and respond to selected literary works from each of the following periods and movements in American literature: Colonialism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary.

We will also continue to develop and expand upon our writing skills through the writing of a variety of expositional and creative papers with a special focus on the research process and the thesis-based research paper. Critical analysis of film, student presentations, and academic discourse activities will provide us with opportunities to further develop literacy in a variety of media beyond print. As with most college preparatory courses, this course involves a consistent load of long-term and short-term assignments.

Hybrid Learning Expectations

Throughout our hybrid learning model, all learners are expected to log-in to our Google Classroom at the start of the school week to view the Weekly Overview posted on Google Classroom at the top of the Classwork section.

The Weekly Overview links learners to specific workflow details and resources related to our focus for that week.

Competency-Based Education: Jr. English

Embracing a competency-based approach to learning, learners will have the opportunity to experience a rigorous and personalized year in English. To learn more about district-wide competencies, English standards and related best-practice research, click here.

Demonstrating Competency: Fall Semester

This semester, learners will complete formative work in the context of their study of American literature. Learners will use this to demonstrate competency through the following summative assessments:

Summative Assessment: Essay Test Response

        • Essay Test: Selected poems, essays, short stories from American literature.

        • Essay Test: Selected poems, essays, short stories from American literature.

        • Essay Test Response: The Great Gatsby

Free-Choice Summative Assessment #1 (Choose from category # 1, #2, or #3)

Free-Choice Summative Assessment #2 (Choose a different category from previous free-choice summative assessment).

Summative Assessment: Semester Portfolio

        • Portfolio Development Assessment

        • Portfolio Development Assessment

        • Portfolio Development Assessment

Demonstrating Competency: Spring Semester

This semester, learners will complete formative work in the context of their study of American literature. Learners will use this to demonstrate competency through the following summative assessments:

Summative Assessment: Essay Test Response

        • Essay Test: Selected poems, essays, short stories from American literature.

        • Essay Test: Selected poems, essays, short stories from American literature.

        • Essay Test Response: The Crucible

Free-Choice Summative Assessment #3 (Choose a different category from previous free-choice summative assessments).

Free-Choice Summative Assessment #4 (You may choose to repeat any category or summative for this one.)

Summative Assessment: Semester Portfolio

Final Exam

There is no final exam for this course. Students who need additional time to complete reassessment/revision work for summative assessments may use the designated final exam period to do so.

If/When Absent

If/when absent from class, the student should:

  • Refer to the make-up work policy as written in the LHS Student Handbook (look under INFORMATION tab).

  • Use resources posted in Weekly Overview (see Google Classroom), Aspen and this class website to discover what was missed and needs to be completed.

  • Connect with Mrs. Juster, as soon as possible, to develop a plan and get back on track.