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American Literature & Composition
9th-12th Grade  [Monday, 8:50-10:15, 3:30-5:00]

Angela Griffin -

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Tuition: $40/mo


This comprehensive high school English course will study American literature from the 19th through the 21st centuries.  We will study the historical and cultural settings in which the books were written, the purposes for which they were written, and the lives of the authors.  Each week the student will read, answer study guide questions, and do occasional worksheets.  The composition portion will focus heavily on the six primary essay types along with some creative writing. There will be two tests per semester, one midterm and one final.

Supply List:

*  Three ring binder, 1 ½ to 2 inch thick

*  One set of 6 tab dividers

*  Loose leaf paper

*  1 ream of white copy paper (at home)


Additional requirements:

Internet access, e-mail, word processing, library access and a working printer


Required Books:       

Unless stated, any edition will do, including ebook, as long as it is the original language and length (no abridged versions)


Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriett Beecher Stowe)

Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

The Call of the Wild (Jack London)

Our Town (Play) (Thornton Wilder) - Online

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Assorted poems of Dickinson, Whitman, Frost, & Longfellow (online)

Assorted Short Stories – (online)

*  Excel guidelines require students to be 14 by August 1st to be considered in 9th grade

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