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 homework load of long-term and short-term assignments.

Competency-Based Education Pilot Program

To learn more about this pilot program and competencies, click here. The competencies for the Jr. English Competency-Based Education Pilot Program are as follows:

Competency #1Reading

Competency #2: Writing

Competency #3: Research

Competency #4: Listening/Speaking/Viewing

Competency #5: Technology

Course Specific Criteria: CP English 11

Over the course of the academic year, choices for reading must include one book group text from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list.  

In the fall semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Colonial, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of:

• ONE literary work from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list

• ONE independently selected literary work of American literature

 

In the spring semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Romantic, Naturalist, Modernist, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of:

• ONE literary work from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list

• ONE independently selected literary work of American literature

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Semester Summative Assessments 

Each semester, learners must complete the following in addition to the common exam for Junior English:

• ONE thesis-based research paper
• ONE reflection paper or  essay test response or multi-genre research paper
• ONE digital presentation/performance: kiosk presentation or digital story or podcast
• semester digital portfolio
 

Semester Formative Assessments

Each semester, learner's will complete formative work which will reflect a readiness to demonstrate competency by:

• continually engaging in reading a wide variety of course specific literary works
•  maintaining a Reader's and Writer's Digital Notebook
• engaging in reading workshop
• engaging in writing workshop
•  participating in academic discourse

If/When Absent

If/when absent from class, the student should:

       • refer to the LHS student handbook for the make-up work policy

         • see Mrs. Juster outside of class as soon as possible to develop a plan to get back on track 

Note:

This is a tech-rich course. All student work will be completed digitally with the exception of reading. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the school's computer resources in the library-media center during study hall, lunch or after school. Students with limited access to computers outside of class are reminded to use class time wisely.