English 11


Joan Saunders


It is recommended that students complete English 10.


English 11 Online is a dynamic course with an emphasis on writing, both expository and creative, and on the study of literature. The course includes literacy strategies and enrichment activities throughout. This is a teacher-supported, interactive course.

The course is literature based and organized by genre. There are four units:

Short Stories
Non-Fiction and the Essay
Novel Study - Independent; choice of six novels (student chooses after Unit 2)
Drama (Trifles) and Poetry








This course is available in a student-paced online format.

Student-paced - for those who wish to take responsibility for establishing their own timelines or who need to have maximum flexibility in terms of course work in order to accommodate other activities in their lives.


There will be a variety of written assignments including essays, narratives, and poetry.

Students will write a mid-term exam after completing the first two units and a final exam at the end of the course.
There is no provincial exam.


School grade as outlined by the course teacher

BC Performance Standards


SIDES teacher


Choice of novel:

  • The Things They Carried
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Night Circus
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Who Has Seen the Wind
  • Motorcycles & Sweetgrass


Basic Technical Requirements

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English 11 Online

Unit 1: Short Stories
Unit 2: Non-Fiction and the Essay
Unit 3: Novel Study – choice of six titles
Unit 4: Drama (Trifles) & Poetry

** There is a mid term exam and a final exam for this course. You will need to come into SIDES to write each of these exams.

You will be completing a variety of assignments in each unit. You’ll be expected to read and respond to various types of writing and other texts, to write in a variety of forms, and to participate from time to time on the discussion boards.

Each unit in the course is designed to take about 20 - 25 hours to complete (including “homework”). This time estimate is approximate.


Click here to view the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) within the Integrated Resource Package (IRP)for this course.

We proudly teach and learn on W̱SÁNEĆ traditional territory providing distributed learning for and about our First Peoples.

We are a public K - 12 school and a proud member of School District #63 (Saanich).