Eng 5A: American Literature Work

 

 

NOTE: In addition to the reading selections below, you are expected to read all author biographies before the selection.

 

Date In-Class Work Homework Assigned
6-Sep 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.
2.
Group Work: "Analyzing 'Staring at the Stars'" Writing Assignment
1. Finish analysis
9-Sep 1. Discuss poem  
10-Sep 1. Discuss poem  
11-Sep 2. Review Constructed Response Construction and Constructed Response Rubric  
12-Sep 1. Literary History Lecture: Colonial North  
13-Sep "Starring at the Stars" CR Due
1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism)
 
16-Sep 1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism) 1. Read Of Plymouth Plantation pp. 54-59; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,6-8,11 p.60
17-Sep 1. Discuss Bradford
Lit Element Lecture: plain style
1. Read "Upon the Burning of Our House..." pp.94-97; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,10-14 p.98
18-Sep 1. Discuss Brandford and Bradstreet  
19-Sep 1. Discuss Bradstreet 1. Read History of the Dividing Line pp. 72-79; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,8,9 p. 80
20-Sep 1. Discuss Bradstreet
2.Literary History Lecture: Colonial South

3. Discuss Byrd
 
23-Sep 1. Discuss Byrd  
24-Sep 1. Discuss Byrd
2. Literary History Lecture: The Revolutionaries, Classicism, and the Age of Reason
1. Read "Forging a New Nation" pp. 116-118
25-Sep 1. Continue lecture (Revolutionaries)  
26-Sep 1. Continue lecture (Revolutionaries) 1. Read "Speech in the Virginia Convention" pp. 120-126; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,6,8,10 p.127
27-Sep 1. Discuss Henry
Lit Element: arguing with analogy
1. Read "Crisis Number 1" pp. 130-135; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-3,13,15,16 p.136
30-Sep 1. Discuss Paine
2. WS Colonial and Revolutionary Exam Review
1. WS "Letters from an American Farmer"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-2
1-Oct 1. Discuss Paine  
2-Oct 1. Read/Discuss Crevecoeur
Lit Element: literary letters
1. Read WS WS The Autobiography; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-4
3-Oct 1. Read/Discuss Franklin
Lit Element Lecture: autobiography
2. Review for exam
1. Study for exam
4-Oct 1. Colonial-Revolutionary Period Exam  
7-Oct 1. Discuss Colonial and Revolutionary Constructed Response
2. Review Declaration and "Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God"
 
8-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible
2. WS The Crucible Exam Review (Character List/Student Notes)
3. WS The Crucible Study Guide
1. Work on Reading Guide
9-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
10-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
11-Oct Colonial/Revolutionary CR Due
1. In-class reading: The Crucible
1. Work on Reading Guide
14-Oct No School: Columbus Day
15-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
16-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
17-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
18-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
21-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
22-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
23-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
24-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
25-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
28-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
29-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
30-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
31-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
1-Nov 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
4-Nov 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
5-Nov 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
6-Nov 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Reading Guide
7-Nov 1. Discuss The Crucible Constructed Responses
2. Review for exam
1. Work on Reading Guide
8-Nov 1. The Crucible Exam--Study Reading due
2. Read "American Romanticism" pp. 200-209, 214-216 and "Gothic Fiction" pp. 286-287
1. Review for exam
11-Nov No School: Veterans Day
12-Nov Snow Day  
13-Nov The Crucible CRs Due
14-Nov 1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
15-Nov 1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
18-Nov 1. Literary History Lecture: Transcendentalism
19-Nov 1. Literary History Lecture: Transcendentalism
2. Read "Thanatopsis" pp.218-222; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4, 10-14 p.223
1. Finish class work
20-Nov 1. Discuss Bryant "Thanatopsis"
Lit Lecture: Blank Verse
21-Nov 1. In-Class Reading: WS "Snowbound--A Winter Idyll"; "For Study and Discussion Quest. 1-4 1. Finish class work
22-Nov 1. Discuss "Snowbound--A Winter Idyll"
2. Read: WS Emerson Essays

- Nature
- Self-Reliance
- Friendship
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WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
25-Nov 1. Read: WS Emerson Essays
- Experience
- Fate
- The Journals
- WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
26-Nov 1. Discuss Emerson
2. Read WS Thoreau's Walden
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"Where I Lived, and What I Lived For"
-WS Thoreau Questions
1. Finish class work
27-Nov-
29 Nov
No School: Thanksgiving
2-Dec 1. Discuss Emerson
2. Read:
WS Thoreau's Walden
-"Brute Neighbors"
-"Pond in Winter"
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WS Thoreau Questions
1. Finish class work
3-Dec 1. Discuss Emerson
2. Read: WS Thoreau's Walden
-"Spring"
-"Conclusion"
-WS Thoreau Questions
1. Finish class work
4-Dec 1. WS American Lit 1A Final Exam Review
2.
Discuss Thoreau
3. Read: 
WS Dickinson's Poetry
- "This Is My Letter to the World"
- "I Never Saw a Moor"
- "I Taste  a Liquor Never Brewed"
- "'Hope' Is the Thing With Feathers"
- "I Took My Power in My Hand"

3. WS Dickinson Study Questions
1. Finish class work
5-Dec 1. Discuss Thoreau
2. Read: WS Dickinson's Poetry
- "Apparently With No Surprise"
- "My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close"
- "The Bustle in the House"
3. WS Dickinson Study Questions
1. Finish class work
6-Dec 1. Discuss Dickinson
2. Read:
- "Song of Myself-1" p. 517
- "Song of Myself-6" p. 518
- WS "Song of Myself-21"

3. WS Whitman Study Questions
1. Finish class work
9-Dec 1. Discuss Dickinson
2. Read:
- WS "Song of Myself-31"

- "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" p. 538
- WS "On the Beach at Night"

3. WS Whitman Study Questions
1. Finish class work
10-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman
2. Read "Song of Myself-52" p. 525
3. WS Whitman Study Questions
1. Finish class work
11-Dec
12-Dec  
13-Dec
16-Dec  
17-Dec  
18-Dec Finals: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
19-Dec Finals: 4th, 5th, 6th
20-Dec Finals: 7th and Change Day