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11th Grade English Language Arts - American Literature & Composition--Semester A

In this 18-week course, students will do the first half of American Literature and Comp (ELA 10th/11th grade) where we will analyze novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and write stories, poems, and essays.
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
109 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 18 weeks
year olds
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per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books) as well as writing essays. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays.
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera/scanner to turn in workbook pages. Students will be provided workbook pages for each unit to print up in pdf format before class starts published by Prestwick House. The following texts/books will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. $11.99. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. $10.99 101 Great American Poems edited by American Poetry & Literacy Project. $2.99 The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. $9.29 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. $9.21. Students will need to rent/stream/borrow The Princess Bride (1987) PG, The Secret Life of Bees (2008) PG-13, and Into the Wild (2007) R. Some additional art supplies such as glue, markers/crayons/colored pencil, paper, etc. will be needed for certain assignments.
Your Final Grade will be determined from your homework grades, essay grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects and essays grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests will have due dates and late assignments will receive a deduction. Accommodations and extensions can be given when asked for before the due date. 

Students can opt out of having a grade issued.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Google classroom will be used to assign, organize, and turn in homework and reading assignments. Students will need a gmail email address to join the classroom. 

Students will research some topics online, read articles on websites, and occasional watch an informational YouTube video to complete homework assignments. 

Students will read and discuss in a matter-of-fact way the following texts which tackle some sensitive topics. Some of the topics tackled will be racism/prejudice, foul language, sexism, sexual references, bodily functions, murder, vengeance, starvation, religion, and torture. The books tell stories that include these elements and the students will discuss these issues in a matter-of-fact way in context to when/where it happened or is depicted as happening. It is important for learners to know that these issues exist even if they don't have a personal connection to one or any of the topics. These books are taught to high school/secondary school aged children all over the world and are considered to be age appropriate with the knowledge of the sensitive issues that will be covered. 

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
101 Great American Poems edited by American Poetry & Literacy Project
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This class uses literature teaching units and activity guides from Prestwick House. English and Language Arts resources and teaching units from Lit & More, Powerpoint Guru and The Crazy English Teacher. We will be utilizing a google classroom to organize homework assignments. 


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
109 total reviews
234 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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