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American Literature


Course

American Literature

Instructor

Maia Santos

Email address

mgsantos@fatherduenas.com

Grade Level

11

Course Overview


   This course if offered to all juniors and covers some of the most important selections of our nation's literary canon.  Students will be exposed to all eras and genres of American Literature. The course encompasses literature, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary building. The course will also provide some preparation for the PSAT and SAT tests.


Course Outline

First Quarter:

  • Rules and expectations

  • Units I, II

  • Novel: Scarlet Letter

  • Weekly Vocabulary Studies

  • Paragraph Editing


Third Quarter:

  • Units IV (parts 3, 4), V

  • Novel: Huckleberry Finn

  • Weekly Vocabulary Studies

  • Research writing

Second Quarter:

  • Units III, IV

  • Novel: Red Badge of Courage

  • Weekly Vocabulary Studies


Fourth Quarter:

  • Unit VI

  • Drama: Raisin in the Sun

  • Weekly Vocabulary Studies