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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 grade
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