English 11

This course will help students build critical thinking and decision-making skills through the analysis and discussion of texts with challenging and thought-provoking themes. Students will strive to become confident and skillful communicators, who can recognize the appropriate time, place, and use of formal/informal and written/verbal skills. The course focuses on development of writing skills such as essay writing, editing, revising and the writing process. Themes include resilience, change vs. tradition, individual vs. society, perseverance, journeys and quests and overcoming obstacles.