Language Arts - 11 S2 ELA 3011
(Lang Arts - 11S2- ELA3011)

This is the second semester of a two semester course. The

main emphasis is American Literature. The course is

structured chronologically by time period and literary era.

Each unit contains introductory lessons that set the stage

for the student to understand the background and

historical events that impacted American literary and

expository text. Topics include: Origins 2000 BC -1620;

Slave Narratives; Puritan Style and Sermon; Romanticism

and Transcendentalism; Realism; The Harlem Renaissance;

Modernism; and Contemporary Literature. Authors

represented include, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry,

Frederick Douglass, Chief Joseph, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily

Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial

Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald,

Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Thurston, Martin Luther King

Jr., Amy Tan, and Judith Ortiz Cofer. The course also

contains a World Literature unit with stories from The

Middle East, India, Japan, and Argentina. The course is

rounded out by including Informational, Communication,

Grammar, and Writing Lessons throughout each unit.