• CP

Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Seniors; CP


Successful completion of English 11 or English 11 Honors

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

Students study in units built around the theme of an immigrant’s dream as they read foundational documents such as the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, essays by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. They learn to write an expository essay defining what it means to be from a particular country, write a synthesis essay arguing whether or not countries still provide access to immigrants’ dreams, write in a variety of modes and genres, compare print and film versions of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, and create a news outlet based on real-world news organizations. Grammar instruction includes sentence formation, usage, and mechanics; and students develop vocabulary skills through a variety of methods.