Lessons for American Literature

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  • The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part 1 - … Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two … , figurative language and emotional appeals often used by authors of literature and informational texts. 2. Students will be organized in three … five sentences), citing examples from their life experiences and/or literature. Students will share responses and discuss different examples. 3. Students …
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  • Japanese Haiku and the American Experience - … especially accessible or appealing to Americans writing poetry. Perhaps teachers and students could find correspondences in American literature for the haiku poet's … Julia Wright. New York: Arcade Press, 1998. Keene, Donald. Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers. New York: Grove Press, 1955 … United States? To learn more about the influence of Global Literature on our global society, click on the links below: Relevance …
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  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - … . Help them realize the following: A reviewer may write about literature, movies, plays, exhibits of artwork, television shows, concerts, and other … and Learningin Aurora, Colorado. Grade level: 9-12 Subject area: literature Standard: Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies for … on theme (e.g., universal themes in literature of different cultures, major themes in American literature). Benchmark 2: Understands the effects of complex …
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  • The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - … Ernest Hemingway may have meant when he said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn … in great literature. Do you agree or disagree with Trilling? Why? In what ways - theme? style? - might a 20th-century American novel that students have read be said to descend from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ? What makes literature modern …
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  • What is the (No) Establishment Clause? - … state-supported religion? + Should American coins continue to be imprinted with ?In God We Trust?? + Early Americans held that freedom of conscience … the central ideas of American constitutional government and how this form of government has shaped the character of American society. United States … , autobiographies, science fiction, supernatural tales, satires, parodies, plays, American literature, British literature, world and ancient literature). This lesson is part of Education for Freedom …
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  • Poetry: Blues Style - … blues can be found in works of African American literature. Specifically, much of this literature: uses the traditional blues song forms (refer to … , and instruments; addresses the suffering of African Americans; incorporates the rhythm and music of African American vernacular speech. After introducing these elements … Resources Readings: Baker, Houston A., Jr. Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. Crouch, Stanley. "Ways of …
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  • Quoth the Reader, 'Evermore': Creating Zines Inspired by Poe's Life and Work - … was Edgar Allan Poe? How do his themes echo throughout American literature and popular culture? In this lesson, students explore writings by … : Based on your readings of Poe's work and other American literature, how is Poe one of the writers who "make us … are"? Why is he valuable to us and to the American literature canon? Part II: Researching Poe Have students do some background … that may be particularly useful include the 1909 article "What Literature Owes to Edgar Allan Poe" (PDF) and the annotated slide …
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  • American Literature - Realism - Lesson Plan: American Lit Review - Realism Mr. Christopher Elias Time: 50 minutes Lesson: Realism Period in American Literature Objective: The students will identify different features of the Realist Period of American Literature. (DOE English II Framework … students will identify different features of the Realist Period of American Literature. Informal Assessment: Notebook check Formal Assessment: Future Quiz Objective: The …
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  • American Literature - Naturalism - Lesson Plan: American Lit Review - Naturalism Mr. Christopher Elias Time: 50 minutes Lesson: Naturalism in American Literature Objective: The students will identify different features of the Naturalist Period of American Literature. (DOE English II Framework … students will identify different features of the Naturalist Period of American Literature. Informal Assessment: Notebook check Formal Assessment: Future Quiz Objective: The …
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  • Ain't That America - … , poverty and shattered American dreams; for this assignment, students will re-write the song's lyrics, incorporating conflicts from literature or history … -it Pre-step...before sharing the published model Themes from American literature, like those in To Kill a Mockingbird, The Jungle, The … thoroughly analyzed, connect the conflicts from the song to the literature- or history-specific conflicts brainstormed earlier. Using this third graphic …
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