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. Each week I will be sending a video via an online platform and students will have the week to complete and return assignments via Google Drive/email or a Dropbox at NHC. 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 Wadsorth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, etc.
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson *
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee *
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway*
*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.
Fees: 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.
If you have a student with special needs, please contact the teacher directly to discuss.