Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:EnglishAmerican Literature Instructor: Debbie MonixEmail:
Course Expectations, Goals & Routines1. Students must bring their book, notebook, folder, pen/pencil to class every day. No locker passes will be given.2. Students must complete work on time. No late work will be accepted.3. Students need to find out what they missed if they were absent by checking the website, emailing me, or asking me when they return to school. Students are responsible for all the material - even things we cover if they are absent.4. Students must be in their seats when the bell rings, or they will be considered tardy.5. Copying work from another student results in a zero for both students. Also, students may not work on homework for another class.6. This is a classroom, not a cafeteria or spa. Please, no food, drinks, makeup, lotion, or combs in the classroom.Course Description
American Literature a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Literature Standards, is a study of representative works and authors of the United States. Students read, analyze, evaluate, critique, and actively respond to a wide variety of literary genres that reflect American culture, including works of various ethnic and cultural minorities. Students compare readings and media from literature, history, and other subjects by demonstrating how the ideas and concepts presented in the works are interconnected, distinctly American, and important to an understanding of the development of the current culture.
· Recommended Grade Level: 11
· Recommended Prerequisites: English 9, English 10
· Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit
· Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomasWeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther18/21-8/2911.111.2Colonial and Revolutionary PeriodsNative American storiesSkills: Indentifying text structure; archetypes29/2--9/6188.8.131.521.411.511.6Colonial and Revolutionary PeriodsBradstreet poetry, "SInners in the Hands of an Angry God," The Interesting Narrative of the LIfe of Olaudah Equiano, "Speech to the Virginia Convention"Skills: Determining main idea; figurative language; imagery; rhetorical devices39/9-9/1311.111.3The CrucibleRead The CrucibleColonial / Revolutionary testSkills: Understanding characters; summarizing; conflict49/16-9/2011.111.311.411.7The CrucibleRead The CrucibleThe Crucible testSkills: Recognizing theme; cause and effect59/23-9/2711.111.411.511.6The CruciblePrewriting, rough draft, editing, type final draftWrite literary analysisSkills: Literary analysis essay69/30-10/4184.108.40.206Romantic Period"The Devil and Tom Walker," The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls," "Thanatopsis," "Self-Reliance"Socratic seminarSkills: Plot structure; Understanding figurative language; making inferences; summarizing710/7-10/1220.127.116.11Romantic Period"Resistance to Civil Government," Walt Whitman poetry, Emily Dickinson poetryRomantic testSkills: Understanding figurative language; making inferences; free verse; cataloging810/14-10/1818.104.22.168Gothics"The Raven," "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," "A Rose for Emily," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"Skills: Recognizing theme; poetic sound devices; allegory; understanding characters910/21-10/2522.214.171.124Realism - Civil WarNarrative of the LIfe of Frederick Douglass, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "A Mystery of Heroism"Gothic testSkills: Fact and opinion; summary; point of view; understanding characters' motivation1010/28-11/111.111.3Realism - Civil War and Harlem Renaissance"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Story of an Hour," "The Yellow Wallpaper," Robinson poems, Langston HughesSkills: Identifying text structure; comparing and contrasting; motivation; theme1111/4-11/811.111.3A Streetcar Named DesireRead A Streetcar Named DesireRealism testSkills: Making predictions; motivation; conflict1211/11-11/1511.111.311.411.511.6A Streetcar Named DesireRead A Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire test; Write expanded paragraphSkills: Symbolism