Advanced English 11 is an English class for highly-motivated learners (that’s you!). This course is designed to foster the development of critical thinking skills and superior communicative abilities. By now, you are probably familiar with reading, writing, and speaking in your past English classes. However, the name of the game for this course is elevation. Both individually and collaboratively, you and your classmates will understand not only how to read, write, and speak in sophisticated and nuanced ways; you will also understand how authors’ artistic visions are informed by a host of influences, experiences, and worldviews, and, by studying these influences, expand and represent your own worldview in meaningful and deliberate ways. You will move beyond understanding to critically analyze and evaluate literature, refine your own unique writing style, and work to represent your learning through oral, written, and creative projects. In order to be successful in this course, you must arrive with an open, eager, and collaborative mindset, as we must challenge what we already know in order to understand that which we don’t yet comprehend.
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