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Class: American Literature

Overview:

This class will be taking the writing process a step further while honing in on using language to write more effectively and developing more complex sentence structures. Critical thinking skills will be utilized to think of new ways to approach a text. We will be reading poetry, non-fiction and fiction texts.

Additional Classes:

– Death of a Confederate Colonel (novel)
– Developing character analysis.
– Developing an arguable thesis statement and supporting it.
– The Great Gatsby (novel)
– Understanding the culture of the 1920’s and evaluating it.
– Developing an arguable thesis statement and supporting it.
– The Glass Menagerie (Play)
– Understanding codependency and enmeshment.
– Developing an arguable thesis statement and supporting it.
– Logical Fallacy Unit
– The Grapes of Wrath (novel)
– Participating in class discussions using language that promotes further discussions and critical thinking.
– Gaining a better understanding of an author’s point of view.
– Developing an arguable thesis statement and supporting it. O Pioneers! (novel)
– Looking at this work through the feminist lens while reading authentic current texts and comparing/contrasting to this particular work and time period.

–Various short stories