Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Literature, grade 11, American Literature is a comprehensive survey course, organized chronolically around the historical, social and cultural aspects of American history and literary movements. Beautiful renderings of art and artifacts from each historical period engage the imagination of the reader and help to create the context. To enrich the historical organization, references to world culture and literature as well as connections to contemporary issues and individuals provide a broader context to discuss themes within the literature in the text. The anthology is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts with comprehensive instruction in reading literary and informational text, writing, speaking and listening and language skills. The interactivity of the content enhance critical thinking, making the pages come alive for the reader.
Holt McDougal Literature, grade 11, provides scaffolding for all students within the text. Line numbers help students identify specific textual evidence to support responses.