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American Literature 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays 14:30 – 15:50
Teacher: Heather Nicole Bruyere
March 6th Program / Journaling and Literature Circles / Entry Point Projects /
Learning Contracts

The Literature of Reason and Revolution – The American Enlightenment
Benjamin Franklin – Poetry
- “Death is a Fisherman”
- “Epitaph in Bookish Style”
- “The Freedom of the Press”

March 8th Diagnostic Test
March 13th The Age of Romanticism (McMichael)
An American Renaissance (High)
Edgar Allen Poe –
- “The Raven”
- “Israfel”
“Annabel Lee”
March 15th Walt Whitman -
- “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking”
- “As I Ebb´d with the Ocean of Life”
- “Beat Beat Drums”
March 20th Emily Dickenson – 3 Poems

March 22nd Turn in and Share Entry Point Projects #1 _ Romanticism
March 27th The Modernist Era (McMichael)
Robert Frost –
- “The Road Not Taken”
- “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
- “Fire and Ice”
- “Mending Wall”


April 3rd Ezra Pound –
“In a Station of a Metro”
“A Girl”
William Carlos Williams-
- “The Red Wheelbarrow”
- “Spring and All”
- “Between Walls”
- “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”
April 5th The Postmodernist Era
Sylvia Plath –
- “Lady Lazarus”
- “Ode to Ted
Maya Angelou
- “I know why the Caged Bird Sings”
- “And Still I Rise”

April 10th Turn in Poetry Journal
Turn in and Share Entry Point Presentation #2

Final Conclusions May 22nd The Color Purple by Alice Walker May 24th The Color Purple by Alice Walker May 29th The Color Purple by Alice Walker May 31st The Color Purple by Alice Walker June 5th The Color Purple by Alice Walker Final Conclusions June 7th Turn in Narrative Portfolio (Learning Contract) Turn in and Share Novel Entry Point Projects June 12th 20th and 21st Century American Theatre . “The Fall of the House of Usher” . “The Black Cat” .Musicals *Select Groups and Plays* June 14th Play Work June 19th Play Work Turn in Written Script (20 minute adaptations) June 21st Play Work June 26th Play Work June 27th Plays Aula Magna 10:00-12:30 Rehearsal Monday June 25th 9:00 a 12:20 June 28th Marks July 3rd July 5th Make Up Test Partial 1 10% Poetry Learning Contract Portfolio 10% Solemne 1 20% Entry Point Presentation Romanticism 5% Entry Point Presentation Modernism or Post Modernism 5% Poetry Journals/ Literary Circles 10% Partial 2 10% Narrative Journals / Literary Circles 10% Solemne 2 20% Entry Point Project Gothicism 5% Entry Point Project Based on Novel 15% Solemne 3 40% Learning Contract Portfolio Narrative 10% Plays 30% . “The Pit and the Pendulum” April 19th Edgar Allan Poe April 24th Edgar Allan Poe April 26th Turn in and Share Gothicism Entry Point Projects May 1st Labor Day May 3rd Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Part 1 1-33 May 8th Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Part 2 33-52 May 15th Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. “The Tell Tale Heart” .Part 3 52-77 May 17th Fahrenheit 451. Turn in Poetry Portfolio (Learning Contract) April 12th American Narrative 19th and 20th Centuries Diagnostic Test Narrative April 17th Edgar Allan Poe . “The Cask of Amontillado” .

Literary Circles –Chosen by me (Journal) – graded individually Entry Point Groups – Chosen by you – graded as a group Learning Contract – Individual (Portfolio) – graded individually Plays – Chosen by you – graded as a group .

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