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Course SummaryRefresh your lesson plans and class syllabus with our interesting 11th Grade English Curriculum Resource and Lesson Plans course. Turn our video and text lessons into engaging classroom lessons and tools that will help your students master English and get better grades in class.
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You can use this 11th grade English course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of 11th grade English, from literary analysis, terms and theories to interpreting literature and punctuation. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific 11th grade English course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like the story of Beowulf or one of The Canterbury Tales. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on literary terms for 11th graders includes key terms like clichés, metaphor, personification and simile.
As you work on your 11th grade English plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like literary periods and styles if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize literary styles and works like Gothic and Romantic literature.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from Shakespeare and Renaissance literature to the basic rules of grammar can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on African American writers or writing conventions? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about capitalization and spelling, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on 19th century literature, you can point your students to the transcripts on Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain and related topics.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from understanding drama to key facts, like the correct use of source materials.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on 20th century literature? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: How do I respond to an essay prompt?
Below is a sketch of the 11th Grade English curriculum modeled on an 20-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||Literary Terms, Theory and Analysis||Major literary critics, movements and theories; common literary terminology and test-taking strategies|
|Week 2||Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature||Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales and other Old and Middle English works|
|Week 3||Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature||Literary works of Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare|
|Week 4||Gothic and Romantic Literature||Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|Week 5||19th Century Literature||Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau and other authors of the 19th century|
|Week 6||20th Century Literature||For Whom the Bell Tolls, Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, Mrs. Dalloway and other major 20th century titles|
|Week 7||African American Writers||Authors and poets of contemporary America, the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age|
|Week 8||Contemporary Literature||Modern writers and the following works: Things They Carried, Things Fall Apart, The Joy Luck Club, Night, The Kite Runner, and The Chosen|
|Week 9||Drama for 11th Grade||A Streetcar Named Desire, The Crucible and The Glass Menagerie|
|Week 10||Interpreting Literature||Connotation, denotation, mood, tone and other literary clues|
|Week 11||Listening and Viewing in 11th Grade||Interpreting visual media, product and process, meaning, thesis, responding to art forms, the oral tradition, and effective discussion strategies|
|Week 12||Literary Terms for 11th Grade||Allegory, catharsis, symbolism, understatement and other common literary terms|
|Week 13||Basics of Writing Essays in 11th Grade||Focusing, writing, editing and proofreading timed essays|
|Week 14||Reading and Understanding Essays in 11th Grade||Identifying the audience, improving reading comprehension and peer editing|
|Week 15||Using Source Materials||Avoiding plagiarism, citing from multiple sources and compiling a bibliography|
|Week 16||Convention in Writing: Usage||Avoiding faulty comparisons, using the active voice and writing clear sentences|
|Week 17||Capitalization & Spelling||Capitalization rules, homonyms and homophones|
|Week 18||Elements of Grammar||Misplaced modifiers, parallelism, parts of speech and types of verbs|
|Week 19||Usage||Singular and plural pronouns, subject-verb agreement and verb tense|
|Week 20||Punctuation||Colons, commas, periods and semicolons|
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