Eleventh graders are beginning to make important life decisions. While these students are growing in confidence, they require guidance to prepare for the challenges of future life choices.
As in earlier grades, consideration of individual learning styles is important, and diverse learning experiences assist students in raising their level of written and spoken communication. As students read primarily twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, they write responses to literary selections and participate in group discussions at ever-increasing levels of sophistication.
Furthermore, students continue to develop confidence in their language skills as they make speeches, practice interview skills, edit the work of peers, and conduct research. They become more proficient readers as they focus on American literature and gain a deeper understanding of America’s diversity, heritage, and place in the modern world.
Quote from introduction to 2009 Alabama Course of Study for Language Arts.