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Honors American Literature
Mr. Williams
Room 121 - Period
Honors American Literature
 Semester One - 0.5 credits
Mr. Williams                                                                                               Room 121
Basic Texts: The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible,  Native Son, A Raisin in the Sun, Nigger,  The Grapes of Wrath, Death of a Salesman, and Our Town
Course Outline/Description:
We will be studying the changes in American  culture over time from a literary perspective. Art imitates life. Students will be closely analyzing literature using reading journals and analytical essays. We will emphasize the  “writing process” approach (Pre-writing, drafting, peer editing, revising, more editing, revising. . . ) A typical class will involve a discussion of the assigned literature, reading some drama,  analytical  activities, and some in class writing.

Download American Lit Narrative Common Core Standards Aligned Outcomes.pdf
Expectations/Requirements  for Your Success:
-Strong critical reading skills, you will be  analyzing some difficult material.
- Expect  45+ pages/ an hour and a half  of preparation for each class(weekend assignments may be longer.)
- You must have a three ring binder (or  a folder for your handouts) and some type of filing system at home - this is very important come final exam time.
-You are expected to be in class, on time, with your class materials and completed homework ,  and a writing implement.  Meeting these basic expectations is a major factor in your participation grade.
-Participate! It is part of your daily grade! If you do not participate your grade will suffer, and you will not enjoy yourself.
Grading Policy:
20% quizzes and small in-class writing
30% writing
30% exams
20%  participation
Final = 18% of semester grad
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