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
8-Aug 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.  
9-Aug 1. Literary Symbolism and "Circle" Lecture  
10-Aug 1. Literary Symbolism and "Circle" Lecture (finish)
13-Aug 1. Group Work: "Analyzing 'Staring at the Stars'" Writing Assignment
14-Aug 1. Discuss poem   
15-Aug 1. Discuss poem   
16-Aug 1. Discuss poem and CR  
17-Aug  1. Review Constructed Response Constrution and Constructed Response Rubric  
20-Aug "Starring at the Stars" CR Due
1. Literary History Lecture: Colonial North
 
21-Aug 1. Literary History Lecture: Colonial North  
22-Aug 1. Continue lecture (Colonial North and Puritanism)  
23-Aug 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
24-Aug 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
27-Aug 1. Discuss Bradstreet  
28-Aug Sub Day  
29-Aug 1. Discuss Bradstreet 1. Read History of the Dividing Line pp. 72-79; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,8,9 p. 80
30-Aug 1. Discuss Bradstreet
2.Literary History Lecture: Colonial South

3. Discuss Byrd
 
31-Aug 1. Discuss Byrd 1. Read "Forging a New Nation" pp. 116-118
3-Sep No School-Labor Day
4-Sep 1. Literary History Lecture: The Revolutionaries, Classicism, and the Age of Reason 1. Read "Speech in the Virginia Convention" pp. 120-126; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4,6,8,10 p.127
5-Sep 1. Discuss Henry
Lit Element: arguing with analogy
 
6-Sep 1. Discuss Henry 1. Read "Crisis Number 1" pp. 130-135; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-3,13,15,16 p.136
7-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
10-Sep 1. Read/Discuss Crevecoeur
Lit Element: literary letters
1. Read WS WS The Autobiography; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-4
11-Sep 1. Read/Discuss Franklin
Lit Element Lecture: autobiography
 
12-Sep 1. Discuss Franklin
2. Review for exam
 
13-Sep 1. Discuss Colonial and Revolutionary Constructed Response
1. Review Declaration and "Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God"
2. Review for exam
1. Study for exam
14-Sep PDL
17-Sep 1. Colonial-Revolutionary Period Exam  
18-Sep 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
19-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
20-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
21-Sep Colonial-Revolutionary CRs Due
1. In-class reading: The Crucible
1. Work on Study Guide
24-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
25-Sep 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 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
1-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
2-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
3-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
4-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
5-Oct No School-County Institute
8-Oct No School-Columbus Day
9-Oct 1. In-class reading: The Crucible 1. Work on Study Guide
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
15-Oct 1. Discuss The Crucible Constructed Responses
2. Review for exam
1. Work on Study Guide
16-Oct 1. The Crucible Exam--Study guide due
2. Read "American Romanticism" pp. 200-209, 214-216 and "Gothic Fiction" pp. 286-287
1. Review for exam
17-Oct Sub Day
1. Work on The Crucible CR
2. Read Romanticism Introduction pp. 201-209, 215-16, and 287
18-Oct No School-Parent/Teacher Conf. (evening)
19-Oct No School-Parent/Teacher Conf. (day)
22-Oct The Crucible CRs Due
1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
 
23-Oct 1. Literary History Lecture: Romanticism
2. WS "To a Waterfowl"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-5
1. Finish class work
24-Oct 1. Discuss Bryant "To a Waterfowl"
2. Read "Thanatopsis" pp.218-222; "Respond and Think" Quest. 1-4, 10-14 p.223
1. Finish class work
25-Oct 1. Discuss Bryant "Thanatopsis"
Lit Lecture: Blank Verse
1. Finish class work
26-Oct 1. Discuss Bryant "Thanatopsis"  
29-Oct 1. Discuss Longfellow  
30-Oct 1. Discuss Bryant "Thanatopsis"
2. Literary History Lecture: Fireside Poets"
2. In-Class Reading: WS "Psalm of Life"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1, 2, 4
3. In-Class Reading: WS "Nature"; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-3
4.In-Class Reading: WS "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls";"For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1, 2, 4
5. In-Class Reading: "The Chambered Nautilus" pp. 232-236; "Think and Respond" Quest. 1-4, 6-8 p. 237
1. Finish class work
31-Oct 1. Discuss Longfellow  
1-Nov 1. Discuss Longfellow  
2-Nov 1. Discuss Homes  
5-Nov 1. Discuss Holmes
2. In-Class Reading: WS "Snowbound--A Winter Idyll"; "For Study and Discussion Quest. 1-4
1. Finish class work
6-Nov 1. Discuss Whittier
2. WS "Romanticism Selection Review"
 
7-Nov 1. Read: WS Deerslayer; "For Study and Discussion" Quest. 1-3, 5
Lit Lecture: Romantic Hero
1. Finish class work
8-Nov 1. Discuss Cooper
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
9-Nov No School-Veteran's Day
12-Nov 1. Discuss Irving
13-Nov 1. 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
14-Nov 1. Discuss Hawthorne  
15-Nov 1. Discuss Romantic Constructed Response Assignment
2. Review for Romantic exam
1. Study for exam
16-Nov 1. Romanticism Exam  
19-Nov Sub Day
20-Nov Sub Day
21-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
22-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
23-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
26-Nov Romanticism CRs Due
1. Literary History Lecture: Transcendentalism
27-Nov 1. Literary History Lecture: Transcendentalism
2. Read: WS Emerson Essays

- Nature
- Self-Reliance
- Friendship
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WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
28-Nov 1. Read: WS Emerson Essays
- Experience
- Fate
- The Journals
- WS Emerson Questions
1. Finish class work
29-Nov Romanticism CRs Due
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
30-Nov 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. Discuss Emerson  
5-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
6-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
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
10-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
11-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman
2. Read "Song of Myself-52" p. 525
3. WS Whitman Study Questions
1. Finish class work
12-Dec 1. Discuss Whitman  
13-Dec    
14-Dec    
17-Dec 1. Review for final exam
18-Dec Finals-1,2
19-Dec Finals-3,4,5
20-Dec Finals-6,7
21-Dec Change Day