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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 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
- Meeting the Players
Lesson 13Close Reading
- Making the Case for...
- Evaluating and Responding
- Introduction to the Short Story
- Class, Race, and Identity
- Symbol and Motif
- "The Things They Carried"
- 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