This English course will give students a chance to further develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Students will learn how to read and write about texts in ways that will both be fulfilling and prepare them for college entrance exams. Students will also continue to grow their vocabulary and hone their understanding of grammatical concepts. This is the first course in a two-part Eleventh-Grade English series (ENGL 051 and ENGL 053). This course also encompasses Common Core State Standards.