American Literature

American Literature

Grade Level: 8th – 12th grades

Ages: 13 & up

Classes Meet: Mondays

Semester 1:  Monday, September 13th – November 29th, 2021 and Monday

Semester 2: January 10th – March 28th, 2022.

(December 6th and April 4th will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 12: 00 – 12: 50 pm 

Instructor: Tracy Ramsour

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Tuition / Fees: $250.00 tuition ($125.00 per semester) + $25.00 Supply Fee.     An enrollment fee of $25 plus the materials fee of $25 is due within 2 weeks of registration and will come off of your tuition. Both the supply fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.

Course Description: We will be discussing and exploring the various types of literature and literary elements, as we read and interact with pieces of literature that span US history from its beginnings until modern times. Students will average 100 pages of reading per week outside of class. There will be quizzes over select pieces of literature. Some of the literature we will be reading will include:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare*

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’ Dell *

Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Short stories and various writings from Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, etc.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe *

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott *

Poetry by: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, etc.

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson *

To Kill A  Mockingbird by Harper Lee *

The Call of the Wild by Jack London *

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt*

*Indicates pieces of literature that students will be responsible to obtain. I will give you specific dates we will be using these pieces prior to the beginning of the semester. These should all be available at the public library if you do not wish to purchase them.

This year-long class is broken up into semesters. The class is worth 2 credits of U.S. Literature on a high school transcript.

If you have a student with special needs, please contact the teacher directly to discuss.

Min. 5 / Max 18

There is a $25 enrollment fee(which will be deducted from your tuition) and $25 supply fee that is due upon registration. Both the supply fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.