what novels are required to read in grade 11 English?I want to start ahead this summer. Can some experts tell me what books do i need to read in grade 11 English, university level?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I agree with all the above.  The choices, though, are endless, and I have no idea what you might already have read.  I'll add my recommendations to your list; this is a partial list of works that probably should have been read sometime between 8th or 9th grade and the end of your junior year:

Animal Farm

The Old Man and the Sea

The Pearl

Lord of the Flies

The Odyssey

The Scarlet Letter

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Great Gatsby

A Tale of Two Cities

The Grapes of Wrath

Beowulf

Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice

The characters in these works are some of my favorites.  Happy reading!

 

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Well, in North Carolina, 11th grade is American Literature.  That said, teachers can choose to teach almost anything within that realm (which is huge).  I'll give you a common list, however, if I were you, and wanted to get a head start (which I did every semester in college - great idea by the way) - email your teacher for next year and ask what he/she will be teaching.  If you don't have your schedule, contact one of the main 11th grade teachers and ask what do most teachers cover... usually a school circulates the same sets of novels with consistency.

Common American Lit covered in HS (for college preparation):

Those are some of the stand-bys but again, you could almost be reading ANYTHING - so email your teacher.

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copelmat | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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what novels are required to read in grade 11 English?

I want to start ahead this summer. Can some experts tell me what books do i need to read in grade 11 English, university level?

That will vary widely by which state you live in and also by which district, school, and classroom you attend. Your best bet would be to check with your instructor to see which books he or she will require. If you do not know who your instructor will be, then I would suggest checking with the school to see if there are any books that are common to the 11th grade English course regardless of who instructor.

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