Language Arts 11
This is a survey of American literature, incorporating the literary periods from Native American through Postmodernism. Students study various short stories, poetry, essays, and plays. Language Arts 11 is intended to engage students in college-level thinking, discussions, writing, and research. Students develop analytical skills, evaluate literary criticism, and further their understanding of literary devices in order to respond critically to the literature they read. Additionally, students hone their vocabulary and other skills needed for PSAT, SAT, and Keystone Exam tests. Successful completion of every step of a research paper in MLA style is required to pass this class.
Required summer reading: All students taking Language Arts 11 must complete the summer reading assignment before the first day of school. The assignment can be found on the Collegiate Academy website.