01003 English 11

EnglishHigh School (9–12)Credit Recovery Option

English 11 is designed to follow the development of American literature from its early beginnings to the contemporary era, including sermons, diaries, speeches, short stories, poetry, novels, and journalism. Students will write a research paper and other persuasive essays and will gain exposure to writing and rhetorical techniques grounded in primary sources and key pieces from select literary periods.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for English 11.

Quality Matters Certification

Each semester of this course has met Quality Matters Review Standards.

Semester 1:
Semester 2:


English 9 and 10 (required)

Course Texts and Materials


The following works are not in the public domain and, therefore, must be purchased/accessed separately. The local school is responsible for providing these required texts for students.

  • Short Stories
    • “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway
    • “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty
    • “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
    • “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter
  • Books
    • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    • The Crucible by Arthur Miller


Important Considerations for Assigned Readings

Terms Offered

  • Fall Block
  • Full Year
  • Spring Block
  • Summer Session Cohort 1
  • Summer Session Cohort 2
  • Summer Session Cohort 2 (Credit Recovery)


  • 1 Credit