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11th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum

11th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum
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The 11th grade Language Arts curriculum is more universal than in some of the other subjects.  Essentially, skills and knowledge build upon all former grades using increasingly complex texts and the development of more and more sophisticated levels of writing and speaking.

Using a comprehensive 11th grade English language arts curriculum supports your child in mastering these skills and providing opportunities to fill in gaps, and extend learning to a more sophisticated use of these skills.

Our 11th grade language arts curriculum focuses on fine-tuning reading comprehension, analysis and evaluation, oral language, and writing skills based on works of American literature.  Students explore fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama by authors like Amy Tan, Emily Dickinson, Dave Eggers, Frederick Douglass, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Langston Hughes, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

What English Language Arts Concepts Should an 11th Grader Know?

In 11th grade, students should be able to perform numerous language arts activities such as:

  • Reading complex materials from a range of genres, including drama and poetry.
  • Making logical inferences and conclusions from text evidence.
  • Analyzing the structures of various texts and how those structures relate to the purpose.
  • Interpreting the use of rhetorical devices and subtle changes in word meaning.
  • Recognizing and correcting grammar errors in texts.
  • Using graphic organizers and correct English grammar, usage, and conventions to write, edit, and revise.
  • Writing narrative, compare-and-contrast, informative, and argumentative essays; literary and visual media analyses; and research papers.

Learn more about Time4Learning’s eleventh grade English language arts curriculum by checking out the 11th grade English language arts scope and sequence and the 11th grade English language arts lesson plans.

Reading Goals/Objectives for 11th grade

By junior year in high school, much learning occurs through reading across subject areas.  Through use of a comprehensive 11th grade ELA curriculum, your child will work toward competence in reading strategies and skills.

Here are some reading goals and objectives for your 11th grader:

  • Identify central themes and elements within a work of literature.
  • Analyze how rhetorical techniques, point of view, and/or word choice and tone contribute to the meaning of a text.
  • Make inferences, draw conclusions, and determine the author’s purpose based on evidence in a text.
  • Analyze how the author’s use of text structures, imagery, suspense, stream of consciousness, humor, and sequence of events affect meaning and emotion.
  • Assess how an author develops character’s traits and motivations, as well as setting and plot, over the course of a narrative.
  • Analyze context to clarify the meaning of words in a text.
  • Compare and contrast two works of literature from the same genre, two texts of different genres about the same topic, or two different works from the same author.

Get more detailed information on our homeschool reading curriculum.

Writing Goals/Objectives for 11th grade

As 11th graders prepare for college and career, the ability to write well becomes increasingly important. Those seeking college admission will present a first impression through the writing of their college essays. Writing skills are often noted as being both important for employment and lacking in many high school and college graduates.

Your 11th grade language arts curriculum should help your child meet writing goals and objectives like these:

  • Vary sentence patterns to enhance meaning, style, and the reader’s experience.
  • Use a graphic organizer as a pre-writing tool to organize the narrative sequence of a significant event.
  • Formulate and write a thesis statement to support a claim.
  • Write narrative, informative, and argumentative essays.
  • Compose a five-paragraph literary analysis that draws evidence from a literary text.
  • Apply strategies for gathering, organizing, and evaluating sources for research writing.
  • Use MLA citation correctly.
  • Revise, edit, and rewrite for ideas, organization, and voice.

Grammar Goals/Objectives for 11th Grade

As upcoming high graduates, 11th graders need to be able to convey what they mean through writing that is free from errors. Additional grammar goals and objectives for 11th grade language arts include:

  • Recognize and correct shifts in verb tense and subject-verb agreement errors.
  • Edit writing to identify and correct spelling errors.
  • Use subject, object, possessive, and intensive pronouns properly.
  • Apply proper punctuation for emphasis/effect and to set off elements.
  • Identify parallel structure and revise sentences for correct parallelism.
  • Locate and correct dangling, misplaced, and troublesome modifiers.
  • Edit and rewrite for sentence fluency and word choice.

For more information, please visit our homeschool grammar page.

Why Choose Time4Learning 11th Grade English Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum?

Time4Learning’s 11th grade English language arts curriculum contains fiction and nonfiction text excerpts and learning activities arranged by periods in American history. Students will improve their reading comprehension and analysis while developing writing and grammar skills. Following the chronological order of presentation allows for context surrounding the works and a broader understanding of text meanings.

Our 11th grade ELA curriculum sets students up for success with thousands of skills that challenge students at the right time. For $30 per month, parents can choose four high school courses to homeschool their child or as a supplemental program. Additional courses can be added for $5 per month, per course. Mastering literacy skills means the information world is at their fingertips.

Below are some additional benefits of using Time4Learning’s 11th grade language arts homeschool curriculum:

As a Full Curriculum
  • Standards-based curriculum builds important language arts skills that are used across subjects.
  • Immersion in text-based learning expands background knowledge and broadens exposure to various genres.
  • Fully customizable reports and automated grading to help create outstanding homeschool portfolios.
  • Engaging, student-paced learning activities help to keep 11th graders motivated.
  • Video closed-captioning and other tools helps students with different learning abilities acquire the knowledge they need.
  • Chronological progression of texts provides a historical context for learning ELA.
  • Ability to retake lessons, quizzes, and tests allows for mastery.
  • Parent access to planner, grading, and recordkeeping tools helps to organize homeschooling while providing documentation for college portfolios.
  • While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary analysis strategies.
  • Adaptive to any homeschooling style.
As a Supplement
  • Learning can be customized by choosing learning activities according to time periods, text genres, or skills needed.
  • 11th grade language arts curriculum can be used to fill in gaps from prior grade levels or boost skills to help prepare for assessments and/or college/career success.
  • Interactive learning activities do not feel like more of traditional schooling.
  • Internet-based curriculum allows for learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so 11th graders can learn according to their schedules and productive times.
  • Parents can monitor progress and start or stop use of the curriculum at any time with no contracts.
  • Video lessons not only engage all students but help struggling readers acquire the knowledge they need.
  • Includes numerous tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing.
  • Our materials correlate to state and national standards, making it great for test prep and after school learning.

Additional 11th Grade Homeschool Resources

Return to the 11th Grade Curriculum Overview. Or explore the our other eleventh grade resources:

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