English 11 is a two-trimester course focusing on reading and writing skills. Various novels, short stories, and nonfiction selections will be read, discussed, and written about. Students will be responsible for four major writing projects throughout the course of the year. Explicit grammar and vocabulary instruction will also be implemented throughout the course. This class is designed for students to learn lifelong reading and writing skills which can be applied outside of the classroom. This course is required for graduation.