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
16-Aug 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.
2. Literary symbolism (color, season) lecture
17-Aug 1. Literary symbolism (color, season, etc.) lecture (cont.)
18-Aug 1. Review Constructed Response rubric
2. "Analyzing 'Staring at the Stars'" Writing Assignment questions
1. Answer questions to best of your ability
21-Aug "Snow" Day  
22-Aug 1.Discuss "Analyzing 'Staring at the Stars'" Writing Assignment 1. Finish class work
23-Aug 1. Review reading/assignment 1. Finish Constructed Response
24-Aug "Staring at the Stars" CR Due
1.
Literary History Lecture: Colonial North
 
25-Aug 1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism)  
28-Aug 1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism)  
29-Aug 1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism)
Lit Element Lecture: plain style
1. Read Of Plymouth Plantation pp. 54-59; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,6-8,11 p.60
30-Aug 1. Discuss Bradford 1. Read "Upon the Burning of Our House..." pp.94-97; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,10-14 p.98
31-Aug 1. Discuss Bradford/Bradstreet  
1-Sep 1. Discuss Bradstreet 1. Read History of the Dividing Line pp. 72-79; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,8,9 p. 80
4-Sep No School: Labor Day  
5-Sep 1.Literary History Lecture: Colonial South
2. Discuss Byrd
1. Read "Forging a New Nation" pp. 116-118
6-Sep 1. Discuss Byrd
2. Literary History Lecture: The Revolutionaries, Classicism, and the Age of Reason
1. Continue lecture (Revolutionaries and Age of Reason)
 
7-Sep 1. Continue lecture (Revolutionaries and Age of Reason) 1. Read "Speech in the Virginia Convention" pp. 120-126; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,6-8,11 p.127
8-Sep Sub Day 1. Read "Crisis Number 1" pp. 130-135; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-3,13,15,16 p.136
11-Sep 1. Discuss Henry
Lit Element: arguing with analogy

 
12-Sep 1. Discuss Henry  
13-Sep 1. WS Colonial and Revolutionary Exam Review
2. Discuss Paine
1. Read WS The Autobiography and Poor Richard's Almanack pp. 172; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-4
14-Sep 1. Read/Discuss Franklin
Lit Element Lecture: autobiography
 
15-Sep 1. Discuss Franklin 1. WS "Letters from an American Farmer"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-2
18-Sep 1. Read/Discuss Crevecoure
Lit Element: literary letters
 
19-Sep 1. Read/Discuss Crevecoure 1. Study for exam
20-Sep 1. Colonial-Revolutionary Period Exam  
21-Sep 1. Review Declaration and "Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God"
2. Discuss Colonial and Revolutionary Constructed Response
 
22-Sep 1. Review Declaration and "Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God"
2. Discuss Colonial and Revolutionary Constructed Response
 
25-Sep Colonial-Revolutionary CRs Due
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 Study Guide
26-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
27-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
28-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
29-Sep PDL: 1, 3, 4, 5  
2-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
3-Oct No Class-PSAT Testing 1. Work on Study Guide
4-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
5-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
6-Oct No School: County Institute  
9-Oct No School: Columbus Day  
10-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
11-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
12-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
13-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
16-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
17-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
18-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
19-Oct No School: Parent-Teacher (PM)  
20-Oct No School: Parent-Teacher (AM)  
23-Oct 1. Discuss The Crucible  
24-Oct 1. Discuss The Crucible Constructed Responses
2. Review for exam
1. Work on Study Guide
25-Oct 1. The Crucible Exam
2. Read "American Romanticism" pp. 200-209, 214-216 and "Gothic Fiction" pp. 286-287
1. Review for exam
26-Oct 1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism  
27-Oct The Crucible CRs Due
1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
 
30-Oct 1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
2. Read "Thanatopsis" pp.218-222; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4, 10-14 p.223
1. Finish class work
31-Oct 1. Literary History Lecture: Fireside Poets"
2. Discuss Bryant "Thanatopsis"
Lit Lecture: Blank Verse
3. In-Class Reading: WS "Psalm of Life"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1, 2, 4
4. In-Class Reading: WS "Nature"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-3
5.In-Class Reading: WS "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls";"For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1, 2, 4
1. Finish class work
1-Nov 1. Discuss Bryant  
2-Nov  1. Discuss Longfellow and Holmes
2. In-Class Reading: "The Chambered Nautilus" pp. 232-236; "Think and Respond" Quest. 1-4, 6-8 p. 237
1. Finish class work
3-Nov 1. Discuss Longfellow and Holmes
 
6-Nov 1. Discuss Longfellow and Holmes
2. In-Class Reading: WS "Snowbound--A Winter Idyll"; "For Study and Discussion Quest. 1-4
1. Finish class work
7-Nov 1. Discuss Holmes and Whittier  
8-Nov 1. Discuss Whittier  
9-Nov Sub Day
1. Read: "The Devil and Tom Walker" pp. 288-299; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-3,5-6 p.300
Lit Lecture: Legend
1. Finish class work
10-Nov No School: Veteran's Day  
13-Nov 1. Discuss Irving
2. Read: WS Deerslayer; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-3, 5
Lit Lecture: Romantic Hero
1. Finish class work
14-Nov 1. Discuss Cooper
2. In-Class Reading: "The Minister's Black Veil" pp.302-313; "Think and Respond" Quest. 1-3,5,7,9 p. 314
Lit Lecture: Allegory and Parable
1. Finish class work
15-Nov 1. WS "Romanticism Selection Review"
2. Discuss Hawthorne
 
16-Nov 1. Discuss Hawethorne  
17-Nov 1. Discuss Romantic Constructed Response Assignment
2. Review for exam
1. Review for exam
20-Nov Sub Day
1. Romanticism Exam
 
21-Nov Sub Day
WS Final Exam Review
1. Work on Romanticism CR
 
22-Nov No School: Thanksgiving
23-Nov No School: Thanksgiving  
24-Nov No School: Thanksgiving  
27-Nov Romanticism CRs Due
1. Literary History Lecture: Transcendentalism
 
28-Nov 1. Continue lecture (Transcendentalism)
2. Read: WS Emerson Essays

- Nature
- Self-Reliance
- Friendship
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WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
29-Nov 1. Read: WS Emerson Essays
- Experience
- Fate
- The Journals
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WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
30-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
1-Dec 1. Discuss Emerson and Thoreau
2. Read: WS Thoreau's Walden

-"Brute Neighbors"
-"Pond in Winter"
-WS Thoreau Questions
1. Finish class work
4-Dec 1. Disucss Thoreau
2. Read: WS Thoreau's Walden
-"Spring"
-"Conclusion"
-WS Thoreau Questions
1. Finish class work
5-Dec 1. Disucss 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
6-Dec 1. Discuss Thoreau and Dickinson
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
7-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
8-Dec PDL: 2, 3, 4, 5
1. Discuss Dickinson and Whitman
 
11-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman
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
12-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman
2. Read "Song of Myself-52" p. 525
3.
WS Whitman Study Questions
 
13-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman  
14-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman
2. Review for exam
1. Study for exam
15-Dec 1. Transcendental Exam  
18-Dec Finals: 1-2  
19-Dec Finals: 3-5  
20-Dec Finals: 6-7  
21-Dec Change Day