11 College Prep
Literature Text: Wood, Laura, et al. Elements of Literature: Fifth Course. Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2005.
Grammar Text: Fowler, H. Ramsey, et al. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York: Pearson, 2007.
Vocabulary Text: Reed, Daniel A. Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for High Scores. Clayton: Prestwick House, 2004.
1 large (1 ½” or 2”) three-ring binder
Dividers- Vocabulary, Grammar, Notes, Handouts, Warm-ups (in this course, organization is a must.)
Major Units of Study:
1. Encounters and Foundations
Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House"
Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
3. American Romanticism
4. American Masters & The Rise of Realism
5. The Moderns 1914-1939
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Novel Length Readings
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Writing Samples, Five-Paragraph Essays, Short Answer Responses, MLA Format Research Project, Formal Test Essays, Midterm and Final Examinations, In-class essays
21 Units in Text (approximately 1 unit per two weeks)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage
Reinforcement and review of usage and mechanics; practice as needed to improve writing skills and sentence development