Santa Cruz Learning Center
This is a year-long course
This project-based English course is a year-long course broken up into four units based on thematic units of American Literature where students will complete the key assignments that develop reading comprehension, fluency, literary response and analysis, writing strategies and applications, written and oral English language conventions, and listening and speaking strategies and applications. This course will be an opportunity for students to research different ideas, investigate their own thinking, explore new viewpoints, and ultimately enjoy American literature that inspires and challenges them. The course is largely skills-based, providing a fair amount of diversity to explore learning modalities. Students will develop the following skills through critically thinking about nonfiction, fiction, and informational texts: reading, writing, viewing and representing, listening, vocabulary development and speaking. In each unit for this course, students will delve into a specific thematic unit, reading an extensive amount and wide range of American literature from the 17th to the 21st century as well as topics from other disciplines, and honing their ability to understand the structure and the meaning of the works they read.
Holt McDougal Literature: Student Edition Grade 11 American Literature 2012