American Literature

The first semester we will focus our studies on:

Unit 1: Origins of the American Tradition  to 1800
Unit 2: New England Renaissance  1800-1850
Unit 3: Slavery and the Civil War  1850-1865

ACT Prep: English Punctuation (commas, apostrophes, semicolons, colons, dashes)
                            Phrasing (dangling and misplaced modifiers, parallelism, subject/verb agreement)
                 Writing – Timed Essays

The second semester we will move on to:

Unit 4: Expanding Frontiers 1865-1910
Novel: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Unit 5: Early Twentieth Century 1910-1929
Unit 6: Depression and World War II 1929-1945
Novel: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Unit 7: Postwar Era 1945-1960
Novel: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

ACT Prep: English Practice Tests
                Writing – Timed Essays

ACT Test for all Wellston Juniors: April 4, 2018

It is important to bring your literature book to class everyday, complete assignments to the best of your ability, and ask questions when you need help. Put in 10-15 minutes studying notes each evening. If you feel like you are caught up on all information - READ.  It is so important for you as a writer and a well-rounded individual to take the time to read.  You are capable of doing this!  Two commercial breaks.