American Literature for High School


Amanda Sillin


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This literature class is designed for students in 9th –12th grades and incorporates classic literature in historical context. This class is designed as a core class and will nicely coordinate with HS History taught by Cherie Reveal. Lessons begin with activities to teach a stylistic technique and writing structure and will continue by exploring literary style and cultivating deeper understanding of themes. Students will read ten novels or novellas during the year and complete writing assignments for each book. This class is graded. Prerequisite: Any IEW writing course (or another course which included grammar and sentence structure) and a commitment to complete reading and writing assignments. 
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 
Supplies: Reliable internet access to the online classroom

The following books, many of which are available via Kindle for free:

Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Selected Poetry

Course content

  • Syllabus

  • IEW Student Resource Book

  • Files which will assist you in your writing

  • Literary Periods

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