Eleventh grade English centers on a chronological reading of American Literature from oral beginnings of native tribes through the modern era after WWII.  The single most important objective is using literature to understand the American Experience.  Students will make connections from the past to the present as well by reading selections from Prentice Hall Literature.  Novels include Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  In addition to reading, students will continue to refine their grammar skills through book-work practice and through essay writing.  Essays will cover a broad range of lengths and topics relating to literature using the following formats:  persuasion, compare/contrast, critical response, research, and using APA style.  They will be encouraged to support their ideas with evidence and learn to work in teams to collaborate on group projects and presentations.