11th grade American Lit.

Mrs. C. Molinari:  

English  11th Room _315_____/ fall 2016

Objectives in 11th grade:

·         Connect history and themes to American literature

·         Research Paper that connects to Graduation Project

·         Expand SAT Vocabulary through units of literature and weekly vocab. units

·          Practice for the SAT by using grammar SAT examples

·         Prepare for final exam, NC Final Exam-25% of final grade

·         Use writing skills to extend learning in literature and to review grammar.

·         You can reach me through email canda.molinari@bcsemail.org

 Major works in American Literature: Possible novels covered

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

·        The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald

·        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
          
  Into the Wild 
by Jon Krakauer

  The Catcher in the Rye  by J.D. Salinger

   Units involve: Transcendentalism, Hero's Journey, Coming of Age, and Voices of Freedom

·         Various historical short stories and essays by African American authors

·         Short story writers who explore American literature themes

All English 11 grading percentages:

The categories are as follows:

40%  Test grades (essays, tests, projects)

35%   Quiz Grades

25%   Classwork/Homework

 

*** Final exam:  counts :  _25%____________There will be a state created common exam that every 11th grader will take.