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Rachel Tonte

Recommended Grade Level:
11th Grade, 12th Grade

11th Grade Status

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English 11, Semester 2

English 11, Semester 2, continues students’ study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring characterization across universal themes in a wide variety of genres. It is an integrated reading and writing English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English Language Arts in Grade 11 and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. In this second semester course, students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluations to read and respond to representative works of historical and cultural significance appropriate for Grade 11 in the vein of contemporary nonfiction. This focus on nonfiction is balanced with short stories and other genres of literature. Students will write for a variety of purposes including narratives, responses to literature, academic essays (e.g. analytical, persuasive, expository, summary), reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes, and technical documents all while incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables. Students will write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online source information.


Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas


Students must have access to a reliable computer with consistent internet access, and a preferred word processing software/app (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Pages on the iPad, or Open Office [if you prefer a free, PC-based alternative]), video/voice recording capabilities (such as camera or iMovie on the iPad), and an iPad app (such as Notability) or similar computer tool that will allow them to annotate PDFs.

In addition to internet/Canvas access, students will need copies of Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night and Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild.

Final Exam

There is no on-site final exam required for this course. In lieu of an on-site final exam, students will demonstrate mastery of skills through a summative multimedia writing project.