We focus on American Literature and where our New World came into the story of man’s search for meaning. We read and memorize excerpts from important American documents, exploring “The American Dream,” and understanding shifts and generation gaps.  How did we become this postmodern world?  We will continue to work on narrative, expository, persuasive, and literary essays.  

Materials Needed (more listed below also):

1. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry | ISBN: 0-679-75533-0

2.  Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane | ISBN: 0-14-250094-1 

3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin | ISBN: 0-380-00245-0 

4. Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) | ISBN 13: 978-1-5866-3845-0 | 10: 1-5866-3845-9

Other Authors Include:

Flannery O’Connor, Langston Hughes, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr.

We are digging into thought-provoking literature while researching our own topics of interest. While including British & World Literature, students discuss the heroes of each time period and why they are still celebrated for their contribution to our world as they prepare to make their own contributions. Continued work on narrative, expository, persuasive, and literary essays.  

Other Materials Needed:

1. Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) ISBN-10: 1586638475 ; ISBN-13: 9781586638474

2. Lord of the Flies by William GoldingISBN: 978-0-399-50148-7

3. Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis ISBN: 978-0-06-065293-7

4.  Choose Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan adapted by Vermilye (modern readable version)  
(ISBN-10:  194848112X ; 13: ‎ 978-1948481120) or Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard 
(ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1515457737 ; 13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1515457732)

Other Authors:  John Donne, Milton, Jonathan Swift, William Blake, Keats. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Browning, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, JRR Tolkien 

Supplies Needed:

  • ½” Binder 
  • Tab dividers 
  • Composition notebook for a journal
  • File Folder any color for things I return (label with student name)
  • college ruled paper hole-punch (in binder)
  • pens
  • pencils
  • highlighters