Grade 11 Narrative Writing Rubric
Glossary for Grades 9–12 (Alphabetical Order)
Grade 11 Discussion Rubric
Grade 11 Informational Writing Rubric
Grade 11 Argument Rubric
English Language Arts, Grade 11
The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.
Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.
- Setting the Stage
Lesson 1Using this Course
Lesson 2Defining the American Dream
Lesson 3The Founders' American Dreams
Lesson 4Benchmark Assessment
Lesson 5How is an argument structured?
Lesson 6Audience Appeal
Lesson 7Bill of Rights
Lesson 8The Founders' American Dream
Lesson 9Productive Discussions
Lesson 10Independent Reading Groups
- Meeting the Players
Lesson 11American Dream Convention
Lesson 12Defining Your Audience
Lesson 13Close Reading
Lesson 14Effective Arguments
Lesson 15Tailoring Your Argument
- Making the Case for...
Lesson 16Portraying Your Character
Lesson 17Informational Writing
Lesson 18Presenting Information
Lesson 19Group Presentation Work
Lesson 20Introducing Your Character
Lesson 21Visions of the American Dream
Lesson 22Evaluating Arguments
Lesson 23Reading about the American Dream
- Introduction to the Short Story
Lesson 2Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart
Lesson 3Point of View
Lesson 4Developing Plot
- Class, Race, and Identity
Lesson 5Dialogue and Speech
Lesson 6Race and Identity in America
Lesson 9Role of the Female Protagonist
Lesson 11Peer Review: Short Essays
Lesson 12Analytical Essays
- "The Things They Carried"
Lesson 17Read and Annotate
Lesson 18Interpretation of Symbols
Lesson 19Dialectical Journal
Lesson 20Elements of Grammar
- Culminating Project and Paper
- What Is Funny?
- How Do We Judge People?
- Shakespeare As Performed
Lesson 29Lesson 29
- Dickens as Storyteller
- Revolutionary Writing
- The Rebels
- Is This Justice?
- The Effect of Digital Connectivity
- Communicating a Digital Experience
Lesson 29Lesson 29