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UNIT 1: AMERICA AND ITS AUTHORS

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How are literary elements demonstrated in various genres of literature?


LITERARY TEXTS--

ANTHOLOGIES:

  • Family Matters – Perfection Learning

  • Timeless Voice, Timeless Themes – Prentice Hall Literature


POETRY:


SHORT STORIES:


INFORMATIONAL TEXTS--

NONFICTION:

  • "Debbie" by James Herriot (E)

  • "The Street" by Richard Wright (E)

  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (OPTIONAL)

  • "Darkness at Noon" by Harold Krents (OPTIONAL)

  • "Forest Fire" by Anais Nin (OPTIONAL)


SUPPLEMENTAL "TENS" TEXTS--

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES--

ART, MUSIC AND MEDIA--

MEDIA:

  • Video: "Tell-Tale Heart" (YouTube.com)

FUNDAMENTALS--

WRITING:

GRAMMAR AND USAGE:

  • Nothing new this unit

MECHANICS:

  • Comma usage

TERMINOLOGY:

  • Genre

  • Explicit textual evidence

  • Implicit textual evidence

  • Setting

  • Text structures

  • Characterization

  • Plot

  • Suspense

  • Mood

  • Point-of-view

  • Topic sentence




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