If you are just starting out with an 11th grade English classroom or just need to reorganize your curriculum, this should help get you through the year. This is a Recommended Curriculum and Pacing Guide for 11th grade Language Arts based on the Common Core Standards. It includes areas of curriculum and suggestions for each, such as vocabulary, grammar, American Literature classics, non-fiction, etc. Also included is a recommended pacing guide divided into four nine-week chunks. Note: you are a SUPER teacher if you can actually pull off teaching everything in this guide! But this serves as a good goal and way of organizing an 11th grade language arts classroom, although it could easily be adapted to a grade higher or lower. It also gives a list of suggested authors that be taught in American Literature and a when-all-else-fails and time runs short list of "must teach" authors. This would be a great starting place for a new teacher or for a veteran teacher whose state has recently adopted the Common Core Standards. Broken down by Common Core standard, I describe what I teach in the standards in fiction, nonfiction, vocab, grammar/writing, and speaking/listening, and what I cover each nine weeks.
As a bonus, there is an explanation of the College Board's Soapstone reading analysis technique, and the guide I give my students to help them effectively analyze each part of the Soapstone process (which helps in teaching the fiction and nonfiction common core standards). There are links to the products in my store that I use in teaching the Common Core standards in my 11th grade Language Arts classroom as I mention them in the breakdown of the standards.
Please note that this product is also available for purchase with SEVENTEEN lesson and unit plans included that I reference in the pacing guide for a reduced price of $45 (as compared to $58 if you purchased them all separately). Here is the link to this Pacing Guide WITH all of the lesson and unit plans included: