Through the integrated study of language, literature, vocabulary, composition, oral communication, and use of technology, English 11 continues to develop all skills as outlined in English 9 and 10. The specific body of literature is primarily American literature. Literature study develops an understanding of the relationship between literature and culture as well as an awareness of the individual’s identity within that culture. Students will use reference tools for research, and use technology to create projects, and develop skills necessary for the job search. Technical and professional writing formats, which include personal and business correspondence; academic writing formats, which include literary analysis, informative and persuasive essays; and research papers will reinforce correct grammar and mechanics. This is a basic level language arts course.