11th Grade ELA
11th Grade ELA is designed to help you improve as a thinker, reader, writer, and communicator. Our year-long goal will be to discover a process - a way of thinking and communicating. First, we will learn to deeply analyze a text. This means we will be breaking a text down into all of its possible meanings. Then, we will learn to truly synthesize, which means we will piece those possibilities back together in order to form an original interpretation. Then we will have to assign some sort of value to the text. Is it good? Do you agree with the ideas it puts forth? Is it worth reading? This is critical thinking, or critique.