Honors English 11

Reading American Literature

Throughout each semester, students will provide evidence of reading which is ongoing and continuous. This will be reflected in authentic, original, and thoughtful reader's responses which will be recorded in a separate Google Doc for each book you read. (Keep this Google Doc in your course folder. ) This is also a significant component of the semester-end assessment/capstone for each semester - the semester portfolio & symposium.

Fall Semester Whole-Class Texts:

Spring Semester Whole-Class Texts:

Each semester, independent/book-group reading must include at least one of the texts listed below before other texts (from our classroom library, school library, or from home) are read.

American Romanticism

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

American Realism

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

American Naturalism

My Antonia by Willa Cather

American Modernism

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

American Contemporary- 20th Century

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

American Contemporary- 21st Century

Ellen Foster by Gibbons

October Sky by Hickam

The Things They Carried by O'Brien