This is a year-long core English class for all students in 11th grade at GRS. This makes up the first year of the two-year IB English program.
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ACT English Study Guide
Active Reading Bookmark!
This double-sided bookmark has some key questions and guidelines for you to keep in mind as you read literary works for class.
This is a facsimile of one of Emily Dickinson's original manuscripts. The poem, about "wild nights," can be found in your poetry packet.
This is a selection from her complete works, structured chronologically.
IB English 11 Review Guide: Spring 2011
This is the most recently updated student-created review guide for the spring semester of the junior year. The purpose of this document is to help students prepare for their oral commentaries. You'll find lots of examples of literary features for each unit here!
IB English 11 Syllabus
Key Ideas of Marx
Langston Hughes: poetry
This is a collection of Langston Hughes' poetry that we will discuss in class.
Language A: literature course overview
This document provides an overview of the entire two-year IB English course and its assessments.
Language A: literature guide
This is the complete guide for the Language A: literature course from the IBO. All guidelines and rubrics for assessments, including a glossary for lingo, included. Extremely detailed!
This is a presentation from the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) that goes over some general guidelines for analyzing literature.
This is the in-class activity we did, applying the Marxist Lens to The Great Gatsby.
Oral Commentary Rubric
This is the rubric that will be used to grade your oral commentaries and give feedback. You might want to practice using this rubric with a partner and a practice prompt (look for documents under past assignments).
Paper 1: notes/strategy
Paper 1: poem sample
Paper 1: poem sample II
Paper 1: practice
Paper 1: prose sample
Poetry: system of analysis
This is a simplified way of working through and analyzing any poem.
This is the PowerPoint given during the senior resume workshop on 3/18.
SAT Grammar Guide
Seminar Discussion Rubric
This rubric will help you succeed in seminar discussions for the rest of the year.
This presentation highlights some common errors in sentence clarity and how they can be avoided.
This is a brainstorming activity designed to help you build an effective and meaningful main argument.
Writing Workshop Presentation
This presentation highlights some key aspects of the writing and revision process.