Honors English 11
This course is a tech-integrated honors English course designed to provide college-bound students with the opportunity to critically analyze and interpret selected literary works from each of the following periods and movements in American literature: Colonialism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Harlem Renaissance, 20th Century Contemporary and 21st Century Contemporary.
Our approach to the literature for this course offers students a challenge in terms of reading pace and/or depth of analysis. We will hone and expand upon our writing skills through 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 honors courses, this course involves a consistent homework load of long-term and short-term assignments as well as summer reading.
In addition to independent reading selections, the print and non-print texts (films/ multimedia resources) associated with this course can be found here.
Throughout each semester, learners will complete formative work in the context of their study of American literature. Learners will use this formative work to demonstrate competency as critical and creative thinkers. This will be reflected in a series of summative assessments across a variety of genres.
A capstone, the Semester Portfolio & Symposium is the semester-end assessment. This will offer learners the opportunity to demonstrate competency as communicators, collaborators, problem solvers and self-directed learners.
If/when absent from class, learners should:
Refer to the make-up work policy as written in the LHS Student Handbook (look under INFORMATION tab).
Use resources posted in the Weekly Workflow, Google Classroom, and Aspen 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.
Mrs. Juster's Contact Information and Office Hours
Extra-Help: Available after school most Mondays through Wednesdays. Of course, if these times don't work for you, reach out and we'll work something out.